Monday, January 22, 2007

Be cautious when taking St. John's wort with other drugs

This is more of a patient-specific article, but it's a good reminder that St. John's Wort interacts with many different drugs.

From the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News Sentinel:
Q: Can St. John's wort cause the birth control pill to fail, as I've heard?

A: St. John's wort, an over-the-counter herbal supplement, can be effective for milder forms of depression. Case reports do suggest that St. John's wort could lead to unwanted pregnancies in women using oral contraceptives. ...more

No comments: