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Dosing InformationBecause St. John's wort is regulated as a dietary supplement, rather than a drug, less information is available about how to safely and effectively take it. The general dosing information available is based on clinical studies and years of experience with this supplement.
Side Effects of St. John's WortMany people believe that natural products, such as St. John's wort, do not have any side effects. However, many natural products cause side effects, some of which can be quite serious. St. John's wort can cause side effects such as:
- Dry mouth
- Insomnia (see St. John's Wort and Insomnia)
- Anxiety or agitation
- Sensitivity to the sun
- Sexual problems.