Flora Force St. John’s Wort Capsules Package Insert
Scheduling status: C0
Proprietary name (and dosage form): Flora Force St John’s wort Capsules 300mg.
Composition: Each capsule contains Hypericum perforatum powder 300mg.
Pharmacological classification: Category D Western Herbal Medicine
Pharmacological action: 1.2 Central Nervous System Stimulants, Psycho-analeptics (Antidepressants)
Indications: Herbal medicine for the treatment of anxiety, nervous stress and mild depression.
Contra-indications: Do not use with MOA inhibiting, or SSRI drugs and oral contraceptives, theophylline, simvastatin, and anti-histamine.
Do not use when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Warnings: Discontinue use 3 days before any general anaesthetic and surgery.
Photo-sensitivity, avoid any exposure to ultraviolet lights and full sun.
Persons on SSRI drugs should not take St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum). Discuss with medical practitioner.
Drug Interactions: Warfarin, ciclosporin, digoxin, theophylline and anti-convulsants. HIV protease inhibitors and HIV non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Oral contraceptives, Triptans and SRRI
Pregnancy and Lactation: Should not be used during pregnancy and lactation.
Dosage and directions for use: Take one to two capsules twice daily.
Should the condition not improve within 4 weeks, please consult your practitioner.
Side-effects and special Pre-cautions: Photosensitivity and gastro-intestinal symptoms.
Known symptoms of over dosage and particulars of its treatment: Gastro-intestinal discomfort.
Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.
Identification: Clear size 0 vegetable capsule containing brown to dark brown herbal powder.
Presentation: 60 Capsules packed into 125ml amber glass bottle with light green screw cap and safety seal insert
Storage instructions: Store below 25ºC. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Registration number: To be allocated
Applicant: Flora Force Health Products (Pty) Ltd., PO Box 426, Rondebosch, 7701, Cape Town
Date of Publication: 17/06/2015