Convulsions associated with an overdose of St John’s wort

Dharshi C Karalapillai and Rinaldo Bellomo
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb00867.x
Published online: 19 February 2007

To the Editor: St John’s wort (SJW) (Hypericum perforatum) is a natural medicine commonly used for treating depression. We recently encountered a case of an overdose of SJW leading to serious manifestations in the patient.

  • Dharshi C Karalapillai
  • Rinaldo Bellomo

  • Intensive Care Department, Austin and Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.



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