Do Not Do Recommendation

 
Although there is evidence that St John s wort may be of benefit in mild or moderate depression, practitioners should not prescribe or advise its use by people with depression because of uncertainty about appropriate doses, persistence of effect, variation in the nature of preparations and potential serious interactions with other drugs (including oral contraceptives, anticoagulants and anticonvulsants)

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:
Although there is evidence that St John s wort may be of benefit in mild or moderate depression, practitioners should not prescribe or advise its use by people with depression because of uncertainty about appropriate doses, persistence of effect, variation in the nature of preparations and potential serious interactions with other drugs (including oral contraceptives, anticoagulants and anticonvulsants)
Interventions:
St John’s wort

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Depression in adults (CG90)
Published date:
October 2009
Paragraph number:
1.4.4.2
Page number:
22

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