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What questions should I ask my pharmacist about St. John’s wort?

Ask your pharmacist if St. John's wort may interact with any of the other medications you may be taking, especially drugs for depression, birth control, heart problems, seizures or HIV. Also ask your pharmacist if there are any side effects you should be concerned about.

St. John's wort may help alleviate mild depression, but it should not be taken for another depression-related condition, bipolar disorder. So you may also want to ask your pharmacist about any conditions for which you should not be taking this dietary supplement.

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