St. John's wort tablets are a supplement that some claim supports many conditions like depression, ADHD, OCD, skin conditions and menopause symptoms. This medication doesn’t treat, cure or prevent any conditions. You can take this tablet with water. Follow the directions on the label to take this supplement as directed.
ST. JOHN'S WORT (seynt JONZ wurt) is promoted for many conditions, such as depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), skin conditions, and symptoms of menopause. This supplement is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
Take this medication by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the package labeling, or talk to your care team for advice. Take your medication at regular intervals. Do not take your medication more often than directed.
Contact your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Do not take this medication with any of the following:
This medication may also interact with the following:
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
If you are already being treated for anxiety, depression, or other mental state use this supplement only by your care team's direction. This supplement my interfere with your other treatments. See your care team if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
This medication can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.
If you are scheduled for any medical or dental procedure, tell your care team that you are taking this medication. You may need to stop taking this supplement before the procedure.
Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your care team if the problem does not go away or is severe.
Herbal or dietary supplements are not regulated like medications. Rigid quality control standards are not required for dietary supplements. The purity and strength of these products can vary. The safety and effect of this dietary supplement for a certain disease or illness is not well known. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The Food and Drug Administration suggests the following to help consumers protect themselves:
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) or as directed on the package label. Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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