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Is It Safe To Take st john wort With Antidepressants

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
44 years experience Psychiatry
It is best not to.: St. John’s wort, a plant that grows in the wild, has been used for centuries for health purposes. However, consumers need to be aware of serious conce ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
St John's wort: "A 2009 systematic review of 29 international studies suggested that St. John’s wort may be better than a placebo (an inactive substance that appears ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Try SAM-e: Sam-e, or s-adenosyl methionine has been shown to help depression and is used extensively in europe. With the approval of your doctor, you could try 2 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not personally: I have not taken st. John's wort, but good research shows it's effective for mild to moderate depression. Results depend also on product used, includ ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Should be okay...: Among the infants nursed by mothers taking st. John’s wort, there were reports of adverse events, including colic, drowsines, & lethargy. Some reports ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Medication interact: The medication can interact. Please speak to your doctor
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Don't know: A problem with anything not prescribed by a dr. Is that we have no idea what is in the substance you are taking.Please read the very small print on th ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Can be: St. Johns wort can be safe & effective for mild to moderate depression, with anxiety. In fact it's often prescribed in germany for this purpose. Pleas ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Drug interactions: St John's Wort can interact with many drugs including antidepressants, anticoagulants antiretrovirals and hormones. I would not recommend taking it if ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
No drug is without: ...some side effect to balance its benefit. That being said, we can more accurately address your concern if you share what longstanding antidepressant ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: All the current antidepressants have been associated with increased jitteriness in the baby, increased chances of baby going to intensive care unit be ... Read More
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