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st. john's wort (hypericum perforatum) - oral (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Trouble sleeping, restlessness, upset stomach, dizziness, headache, or numbness/tingling of the hands/feet may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Tell your doctor immediately if this unlikely but serious side effect occurs: a sunburn-like skin reaction (increased sun sensitivity).Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: black/bloody/tarry stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, easy bruising/bleeding.This medication may increase serotonin and rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome/toxicity. The risk increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin, so tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take (see Drug Interactions section). Get medical help right away if you develop some of the following symptoms: fast heartbeat, hallucinations, loss of coordination, severe dizziness, severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, twitching muscles, unexplained fever, unusual agitation/restlessness.A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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