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st johns wort and headaches/blood pressure


  Iis it possible that St Johns Wort caused headaches and leads to elevation in blood pressue?
Dear Milton,
St. Johns Wort is a herbal medicine that is available over the counter.  It has been used extensively in other countries, however, it is currently being tested in placebo controlled studies in the US.  The medication is not approved by the FDA.  The most frequent side effects reported with the use of the medication include hypersensitivity to light, stomach irritation, mild fatigue, and "mild allergic reaction"; however, there are reports of headaches and high blood pressure associated with its use.  Due to several variables related to the medication (eg dosage, shelf life, mixture etc.), I would advise you to stop the medication and get an evaluation by your primary physician.  Good Luck.




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