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A 22-year-old male asked:

Is it safe to take emergen-c (vitamin c) supplement while on st johns wort? since there are a lot of medications you should not take with st johns wort i just wanted to make sure there would be no negative side effects / interactions. thank you?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Thanks for asking! St John's Wort is probably the herbal that has the most potential and real herb-drug interactions, so it is wise to be very careful. EmergenCee as you note is mainly Vitamin C and is safe to take with SJW. The main question is what are you taking the herb for?

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