The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Drug interactions with St John’s wort

    It’s a long list compiled by researchers at RMIT University in Victoria, Australia.

    • Anticancer agents: imatinib (Gleevec) and irinotecan (Camptosar)
    • Anti-HIV agents: eg, indinavir (Crixivan), lamivudine (Epivir), and nevirapine (Viramune)
    • Anti-inflammatory agents: eg, ibuprofen (Motrin), and fexofenadine (Allegra)
    • Antimicrobial agents: eg, erythromycin (Benzamycin), and voriconazole (Vfend)
    • Cardiovascular drugs: eg, digoxin (Lanoxin), ivabradine (Procoralan), warfarin (Coumadin), verapamil (Calan), and nifedipine (Procardia), and talinolol
    • Central nervous system agents: eg, amitriptyline (Elavil), buspirone, (Buspar), phenytoin (Dilantin), methadone (Dolophine), midazolam (Versed), alprazolam (Xanax), and sertraline (Zoloft)
    • Blood sugar lowering drugs: eg, tolbutamide (Diflucan) and gliclazide (Glipizide)
    • Immuno-modulating agents: eg, cyclosporine (Sandimmune) and tacrolimus (Prograf)
    • Oral contraceptives
    • Proton pump inhibitor: eg, omeprazole (Prilosec)
    • Respiratory system drugs: eg, theophylline (Theodur)
    • Statins: eg, atorvastatin (Lipitor) and pravastatin (Pravachol)

    The bottom line?
    The article discusses the connection with the CYP enzyme system.

    8/30/08 21:57 JR

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