St. John's Wort for Menopausal Symptoms

Efficacité

St. John's wort rates as a éventuellement efficace treatment for depression. There are more than 5 studies which confirm its effectiveness.
 

Dosage

People in studies take 300 mg three times daily for up to 12 weeks.
 

Sécurité

St. John's wort rates as probablement sûr when used orally. There are more than 10 studies which confirm its safety.
 

Effets indésirables

St. John's wort is usually well tolerated when used in typical doses.
 
Side effects can include:
  • insomnie
  • rêves d'apparence réelle
  • agitation
  • anxiété
  • agitation
  • irritabilité
  • gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort
  • diarrhée
  • sensation de fatigue
  • bouche sèche
  • le vertige
  • mal de tête
 
St. John's wort can also cause skin rash, paresthesia, and hypoglycemia.
 
Decrease insomnia by decreasing the dose or taking St. John's wort in the morning.
 
People treated with St. John's wort had side effects like the placebo. Side effects are less than conventional antidepressants.
 

Interactions

Alprazolam (Xanax). Do not take this combination.
Médicaments contraceptifs.  Do not take this combination.
Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune).  Do not take this combination.
Digoxin (Lanoxin).  Do not take this combination.
Docetaxel (Taxotere).  Do not take this combination.
Imatinib (Gleevec).  Do not take this combination.
Irinotecan (Camptosar).  Do not take this combination.
Ketamine (Ketalar).  Do not take this combination.
Mephenytoin (Mesantoin).  Do not take this combination.
Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs).  Do not take this combination.
Omeprazole (Prilosec).  Do not take this combination.
Oxycodone (Oxycontin).  Do not take this combination.
P-glycoprotein Substrates.  Do not take this combination.
Phenobarbital (Luminal).  Do not take this combination.
Phenprocoumon (Marcoumar, Others).  Do not take this combination.
Phenytoin (Dilantin).  Do not take this combination.
Protease Inhibitors (PIs).  Do not take this combination.
Tacrolimus (Prograf).  Do not take this combination.
Warfarin (Coumadin).  Do not take this combination.

Aminolevulinic acid.  Soyez prudent avec cette combinaison.
Barbituriques. Soyez prudent avec cette combinaison.
Bupropion (Wellbutrin).  Soyez prudent avec cette combinaison.
Clopidogrel (Plavix).  Soyez prudent avec cette combinaison.
Clozapine (Clozaril).  Soyez prudent avec cette combinaison.