View Full Version : st johns wort and the pill

28-06-04, 14:24
Hi guys , i have heard that st johns wort interfears with the pill. Does anyone know if this is true?

Rachel x [:I]

28-06-04, 15:11
I'm 99.9% sure that I've read somewhere that St. John's Wort makes the pill less, or even non-effective. I remember, because I instantly looked through the ingredients lists on the natural remedies I was taking ;)

While we're on the subject, does anyone know if taking vitamin B supplements has any effect on the pill? I have enough anxiety without worrying about getting pregnant too! lol

28-06-04, 15:42
Yes Rackel.,,

It does have an interation .

They both get absorbed through the same channels in the body and thus potentailly knock each others effectiveness out .

I had a continual bleed for 6 weeks before I figured out what was wrong.

Don't risk it .

Vit B is totally safe.


'There can only be true courage when first there is genuine fear'

Dr.David Livingstone

29-06-04, 16:53
Ahh I thought so . didnt want to risk it thanks guys

Rachel x x