Health Tip – Oct. 26 – St. John’s Wort and The Pill

Filed under: Dee Dee |

An herbal remedy commonly used for depression, St. John’s Wort can make some drugs, including birth control pills, less effective.

St. John’s Wort speeds up the breakdown of many drugs, lowering their levels in the bloodstream. Drugs besides birth control pills include blood thinners and anti-anxiety pills.

Go to for a full list of affected drugs.

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