Pharmacotherapy 2000 May;20(5):568-74
Department of Psychiatry, School of Pharmacy, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Western Missouri Mental Health Center, 64108-2792, USA.
Despite its poorly described pharmacology, effectiveness, and safety, use of St. John's wort (SJW) is largely unsupervised and unexplored, and can potentially lead to adverse outcomes. We conducted a telephone survey of 43 subjects who had taken SJW to assess demographics, psychiatric and medical conditions, dosage, duration of use, reason for use, side effects, concomitant drugs, professional consultation, effectiveness, relapse, and withdrawal effects. Read More