Skip to Content



View full screen / Print PDF » Download PDF ⇩

PDF Transcript

Also sunburn-like reactions on skin exposed to strong sunlight or strong ultraviolet (UV) irradiation e.g. solarium have been reported, particularly in fair
skinned individuals. Other side effects that have been reported include
headaches, nerve pain or tingling, anxiety, dizziness and mania. The frequency
of these effects occurring is not known.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product
is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the
medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected
adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme website

5: How to store this product
Do not use your film-coated tablets after the expiry date. Return any out-of-date
tablets to your pharmacist who will dispose of them for you. The expiry date is printed
on the box and the blister pack.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in original packaging.
Keep the tablets out of the reach and the sight of children.
Keep your tablets in the blister pack until it is time to take them.

6: Further information
Each film-coated tablet contains: 370mg of extract (as dry extract) from St John’s Wort
aerial parts (Hypericum perforatum L.) (5-7:1) (equivalent to 1,850mg to 2,590mg of
St John’s Wort.) Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60% v/v.
This product also contains the following ingredients:
Excipients in the extract: Maltodextrin, colloidal anhydrous silica.
Tablet core: Maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic
acid, magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous silica.
Tablet coating: Hypromellose, glycerol.
What Healthspan St John's Wort Mood Relief looks like and contents of the pack:
Each pack contains 60 film-coated tablets.
You must speak to a qualified healthcare practitioner if your symptoms worsen,
if they do not improve after six weeks, or if side effects not mentioned in this
leaflet occur.
Registration holder and manufacturer of this product:
Traditional herbal registration holder and manufacturer for this product:
Thompson & Capper Ltd. Hardwick Road, Astmoor, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1PH
Traditional herbal registration number: THR 01359/0001
If you would like further information about this product please contact: THR 01359/0001
Healthspan Ltd, PO Box 64, Guernsey, GY1 1BT
Telephone: 0800 73 123 77 Email:
certification mark
This leaflet was prepared in August 2016.



Patient Information Leaflet

Healthspan St John's Wort Mood Relief
St John's Wort Extract 370mg

Please read this leaflet carefully before you start taking these tablets.
It contains some important information about Healthspan St John's Wort Mood Relief.
Keep this leaflet with the tablets.
You may want to read it again or show it to your doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner.

What is in this leaflet

What this product is and what it is used 1
Before you take this 1-3
How to take this 3
Possible 3-4
How to store this 4
Further 4

1: What this product is and what it is used for
This product is a traditional herbal medicinal product containing St John’s Wort extract.
Each film-coated tablet contains: 370mg of extract (as dry extract) from St John’s Wort
aerial parts (Hypericum perforatum L.) (5-7:1) (equivalent to 1,850mg to 2,590mg of
St John’s Wort.) Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60% v/v.
This product is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms
of slightly low mood and mild anxiety. This is based on traditional use only.

2: Before you take this product
DO NOT TAKE this product if:
• Your skin is exceptionally sensitive to sunlight (photosensitive)
• You are having light treatment (phototherapy) for any condition
•  You are suffering from depression (see below)
•  You are pregnant or breastfeeding
• You are allergic to any of the ingredients (see section 6)
• You are under the age of 18 years
Suffering from depression?
Symptoms of depression include feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, loss of interest
in daily activities, appetite or weight changes, changes in sleep pattern, loss of energy and
difficulty concentrating. If your doctor has told you that you are suffering from depression
do not use this product.
If you think that you may be suffering from depression you should tell your
doctor before taking this product.

2: Before you take this product (continued)
While you are taking this product:
• a void excessive sunbathing or the use of sunbeds/solariums
• s top using it at least 10 days prior to undergoing any surgery
Driving and operating machinery
St John’s Wort may make you feel dizzy or sleepy. If affected do not drive or use machines.
Taking other medicines
Healthspan St John’s Wort Mood Relief can affect the way some medicines work and
reduce their effectiveness. Medicines that can be affected by St John’s Wort include
prescription medicines, and those that you may have bought without a prescription.
Therefore it is important that you do not take St John’s Wort if you are using any of the
medicines listed.
All hormonal contraceptives: The birth control ‘Pill’, emergency contraception (also
known as the morning-after pill), hormonal implants, creams, patches, intra-uterine
devices with hormones.
All medicines for depression/anxiety: Amitriptyline, clomipramine, moclobemide,
citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline, duloxetine,
All hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) treatments: HRT tablets, patches, gels,
vaginal rings.
All medicines for thinning the blood (anticoagulants): Warfarin, acenocoumarol.
All medicines for epilepsy: Carbamazepine, phenobarbitone, phenytoin, primidone,
sodium valproate.
All immunosuppressant medicines: Ciclosporin, tacrolimus.
All medicines for HIV infections: Amprenavir, atazanavir, darunavir, fosamprenavir,
indinavir, lopinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, tipranavir, efavirenz, nevirapine, delavirdine.
Some medicines for cholesterol: Simvastatin, atorvastatin.
Some medicines for cancer: Irinotecan, dasatinib, erlotinib, imatinib, sorafenib,
sunitinib, etoposide, mitotane.
Some medicines for heart disease: Digoxin, ivabradine, amiodarone.
Some medicines for migraines: Almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan,
rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan.
Some medicines for high blood pressure: Amlodipine, nifedipine, felodipine, verapamil.
A medicine for regulating mood: Lithium.
A thyroid hormone: Thyroxine.
St John's Wort may also affect the following medicines. Therefore do not take
this product with these medicines unless a doctor has said it is safe to do so:
• f entanyl, propofol, sevoflurane, and midazolam (anaesthetics/pre-operative
• tramadol (an analgesic)
• e rythromycin, clarithromycin and telithromycin (antibiotics)


• itraconazole and voriconazole (antifungals)
• artemether and lumefantrine (antimalarials)
• rasagiline (an anti-Parkinson’s medicine)
• aripiprazole (an antipsychotic medicine)
• buspirone (an anxiolytic)
• aprepitant (used to treat post-operative vomiting)
• butobarbital and phenobarbital (barbiturates)
• methyl phenidate (a central nervous system or CNS stimulant)
• exemestane (a hormone antagonist)
• eplerenone (a diuretic)
• lansoprazole and omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors)
• theophylline (a bronchodilator)
• gliclazide (an antidiabetic medicine)

3: How to take this product
Adults and the elderly
Take 1 tablet daily. Swallow the tablet whole with some water or other liquid.
Do not chew the tablet.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If you take too much of this product (overdose)
If you take more than the recommended dose, speak to a doctor, pharmacist
or qualified healthcare practitioner and take this leaflet with you.
If you forget to take this product
Continue to take your usual dose at the usual time, it does not matter if you have
missed a dose.
If you have any questions, or are unsure about anything, please ask your doctor,
pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.
If your symptoms worsen, if they do not improve after six weeks, or If any of
the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.

4: Possible side-effects
Healthspan St John's Wort Mood Relief can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them. Stop taking Healthspan St John's Wort Mood Relief and
check with your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner immediately
if any of the following side effects occur:
• Gastrointestinal disorders such as indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea,
diarrhoea and constipation.
• Fatigue and restlessness.
 llergic skin reactions such as rash, hives or itching of the skin. If you experience
allergic skin reactions, stop taking the product and consult your doctor.


Expand Transcript

Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.