St. John's Wort and PPH / Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
PPH and St. John's Wort - Side Effects You Need to Know!
Recently, medical studies have found that St. John’s Wort is linked to Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH). St Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is also known as hypericum, goat weed or klamath weed. The FDA in 2000 issued a health warning about serious and possibly deadly drug interactions. Side effects of St. Johns Wort include drug interactions when taken with Cyclosporine, Digoxin, Digoxin, Indinavir, Irinotecan, Digoxin, Warfarin, birth control pills and other Antidepressants. St. John's Wort may actually increase the side effects such as depression, anxiety, headache, nausea, and mental confusion. Most importantly, medical studies have linked St. John’s Wort and a serious lung and heart disease known as PPH.
St. John's Wort / PPH Symptoms may include:
- Shortness of breath following exertion,
- Fainting or Dizziness,
- Excessive Fatigue,
- Chest pain discomfort,
- Retaining Water / Fluids,
- Ankle / Leg Swelling and/or
- Bluish Lips and skin.
Other herbal diet pills, diabetes medicine (Avandia), nutritional supplements with ephedra, ma huang and PPA-phenylpropanolamine(Dexatrim) have also been linked to causing PPH. Click here for more information concerning other causes of PPH.
St. John’s Wort & PPH Lawsuit
If you or a loved one or friend have been diagnosed with developed primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) or Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) AND you have taken St. John’s wort then contact our office to discuss your legal options. We have represented hundreds of clients with serious and dangerous side effects from the use of diet drugs including many that have been diagnosed with PPH after using Fen-Phen, Redux, Pondimin, ephedra, ma huang and /or St John's Wort extract. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for your medical treatment, pain & suffering, mental anguish and other legal damages and losses that you have suffered. We will evaluate your St John’s Wort / PPH case free of charge and inform you of your legal rights and legal options.
Contact our office for a Free & Confidential Consultations. Talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We handle all diet drug, herbal supplment & St. John's Wort cases on a contingency basis. There is NO charge for a free case evaluation and all cases.
Call Toll Free 1-800-883-9858 or Click Here for St. John's Wort PPH Lawsuit Evaluation