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Can I take St. John's wort safely with metformin, enalapril, simvastatin, HCTZ, and omega-3 fish oil?

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Associate Clinical Professor, St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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St. John's wort is an herbal supplement that has many drug interactions. In your case, it can make your simvastatin less effective, which can result in elevated cholesterol levels. It also can affect blood glucose.

I would suggest you avoid St. John's wort. If you are having symptoms of depression (a common use for St. John's wort) you should talk to your health-care professional, who can help.

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