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Health Regulators Recall Three-Year-Old St.Johnís Wort Products Suspecting Toxicity

by Reshma Anand on  February 10, 2016 at 5:41 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
Health regulators have announced a recall of St John's worts that were manufactured in 2013 due to toxic contamination. They recall 91,800 packets of the product sold for three years in the UK.
Health Regulators Recall Three-Year-Old St.Johnís Wort Products Suspecting Toxicity
Health Regulators Recall Three-Year-Old St.Johnís Wort Products Suspecting Toxicity
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St John's wort is extracted from the hypericum perforatum plant and is used to treat depression, anxiety, loss of appetite and insomnia.

‘Six batches of St. Johnís wort products have been recalled as they are suspected to have toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids above the recommended levels.’
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The packets are suspected to be contaminated with a toxin that can cause liver damage.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned that the affected batches have levels of a toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloid above recommended levels.

The six affected batches contain 30 tablets per pack and are: Asda St John's wort (batch number 14279), Superdrug St John's wort (batch 14523) and HRI Good Mood (batches 14255, 14662, 14498, 14660).

The MHRA is urging people not to use the drug and return them back to the company. They speculate that the tablets were likely to have been mixed with poisonous weeds when the plants were harvested.

Source: Medindia
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