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know more about taking the herb, St. Johns Wort

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I need to know more about taking the herb, St. John's Wort. I take a small dose every othher day. How long can I keep taking it regularly without stopping? Are there any side effects I should know about?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
We don't have enough data to say how long it is safe to take, but there are patients that have taken it for years without problems.

There can be some side effects, usually with large doses

insomnia, vivid dreams, restlessness, anxiety, irritability, upset stomach,
tiredness, dry mouth, dizziness, headache, rash, diarrhea, and paresthesia

good luck

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