My Mom suffers from nerve pain caused by Shingles. Someone suggested applying St. John's Wort oil to the infected area for the pain. I am wondering if she could use this since she is on a blood thinner (Pradaxa)... please advise.
- 14 Nov 2014 by salrando
- 15 November 2014
- pain, herpes zoster, neuralgia, st. john's wort, interaction, nerves, nerve, drug interaction, blood
There are two moderate interactions with Pradaxa and St John's Wort: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2106-0,3266-14847 and there are 729 drug interactions with St John's Wort and other medications.
It is also totally contraindicated for use in someone taking blood thinners: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/st-john-s-wort.html
- St. John's Wort Information for Consumers
- St. John's Wort Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of St. John's Wort (detailed)
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