Vital Cautions |
(Please read these)
1. If you are having suicidal thoughts, and you think you even may act upon them, please get emergency medical help at once. Call a suicide hotline, your physician, your therapist, your religious counselor, or 911. Suicidal thoughts are a natural part of depression. Any plan to act on these thoughts is a danger signal that you must get help at once.
2. If you are taking prescription antidepressants, do not alter your dosage or combine with hypericum without first consulting your doctor. Do not take hypericum if you are taking an MAO inhibitor. (Please see the chapter, "For Those Currently Taking Prescription Antidepressants.")
3. If you have a preexisting medical or psychiatric condition, please consult your doctor before taking hypericum.
4. Although they are few and generally mild, you should carefully consider the side effects of hypericum before taking it. Please read the chapter, "The Side Effects of Hypericum."
Copyright © 1996 by Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D. and Peter McWilliams