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Blackmores St Johns Wort (90)

Blackmores St Johns Wort (90)
$35.75
Blackmores St Johns Wort (90)

Blackmores St John's Wort is formulated to replicate the exact dose used in clinical trials where it was shown to be effective in relieving prolonged:

- low mood or despondency
- feeling of sadness and/or tearfulness
- loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities
- physical and emotional agitation

or slowness

  • irritability and fatigue

Features and benefits

  • Formulated to replicate the dose used in clinical trials
  • Standardised potency, contains 990 mcg of hypericin derivatives in each tablet

How it works

Numerous clinical trials have shown that St John?s Wort is comparable in efficacy to prescription drugs, but with fewer side-effects. It is indicated for the treatment of feelings of low mood or despondency.

Investigation continues to determine how St John?s Wort works physiologically, and several mechanisms of action have been proposed. Although no single constituent of the plant can be considered to be responsible for the therapeutic action of the herb, hypericin (an oil-soluble anthraquinone glycoside) is considered to be an integral part of its action. The clinical studies showing that St John?s Wort is an effective treatment for low mood or despondency, used an extract of the leaves, stems and flowers standardised to contain 0.33% of hypericin.

Dosage

Adults - Take 1 tablet 3 times daily with meals, or as professionally prescribed.

Children (under 12 years) - Only as professionally prescribed

Cautions

  • If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
  • Seek the advice of your healthcare professional before use in pregnancy.
  • Always read the label. Use only as directed.

Side Effects

  • May rarely cause photosensitive skin rash, mild gastrointestinal symptoms, tiredness or restlessness.

Active Ingredients Per Tablet

Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) extract
      equivalent to dry flowering herb top
1.8g (1800mg)
      (standardised to contain hypericin derivatives 990 mcg)

Medicine interactions

  • Consult your healthcare professional before use if you are taking, or think you may be taking, cyclosporine, oral contraceptives (birth control pills), warfarin, protease inhibitors or reverse transcriptase inhibitors (antiviral drugs), amitriptyline, simvastatin or irinotecan. St John?s wort has been noted to increase the action of the hepatic P450 enzyme system, which may decrease the efficacy of these medications.
  • Consult your health care professional before use if you are taking prescription antidepressants (tricyclics or SSRIs). St John?s wort may interfere with the action of these medications.
  • Consult your healthcare professional before use if you are taking digoxin. St John?s wort may interfere with the action of this medication.

Physical description

A grey/brown, mottled, bullet shaped tablet with break bar. Film-coated clear.



code: 390