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Patient Information Leaflet
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.
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.
You can help to make medicines safer by reporting any side-effects to the Yellow Card Scheme
at Alternatively you can get a paper Yellow Card form from your GP’s
surgery or pharmacy, or call Freephone 0808 100 3352 (available 10am-2pm Monday-Friday).

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 Return any out-of-date tablets to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
THR 01359/0001
If you would like further information about this product please contact:
Healthspan Ltd, PO Box 64, Guernsey, GY1 1BT
Telephone: 0800 73 123 77 Email:
This leaflet was prepared in November 2011.
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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 you are:
• 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)
• 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.




2: Before you take this product (continued)
If you think that you may be suffering from depression you should tell your doctor before
taking this product.
While you are taking this product:
• avoid excessive sunbathing or the use of sunbeds/solariums
• stop using it at least 10 days prior to undergoing any surgery
Driving and operating machinery
In rare cases 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 Johns Wort if you are using any of the medicines listed.
All hormonal contraceptives: The birth control ‘Pill’, emergency contraception, hormonal
implants, creams, patches, intra-uterine devices with hormones.
All medicines for depression/anxiety: Amitriptyline, clomipramine, moclobemide, citalopram,
escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline, duloxetine, venlafaxine.
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,
Some medicines for heart disease: Digoxin, ivabradine, amiodarone.
Some medicines for migranes: 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:
• fentanyl, propofol, sevoflurane, and midazolam (anaesthetics/pre-operative medicines)
• tramadol (an analgesic)


• erythromycin, 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.

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
• Fatigue and restlessness.
• Allergic 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.
Also sunburn-like reactions on skin exposed to strong sunlight or strong ultra-violet
(UV) irradiation.


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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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