Flordis Remotiv | Stress Relief (St John's Wort)
Remotiv is recommended for the relief of anxiety, nervous tension, irritability, and is helpful during times of stress. Remotiv also helps relieve sleeplessness and insomnia. Remotiv is the only St John’s wort product which contains Ze 117 the clinically proven Swiss extract which has been proven to be effective in published clinical trials.Read more
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Flordis Remotiv (St John's Wort)
Remotiv (Ze 117) is recommended for the relief of anxiety, nervous tension, irritability, and is helpful during times of stress. Remotiv also helps relieve sleeplessness and insomnia. Remotiv is the only St John’s wort product which contains Ze 117 the clinically proven Swiss extract which has been proven to be effective in published clinical trials.
St Johns’ Wort has been used since the middle ages to help manage anxiety, stress and sleeplessness. Ancient Greek herbalists such as Hippocrates originally documented many of St John’s wort’s medical uses.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist patients should consult their healthcare professional.
Extract of Hypericum (St. John’s Wort)
What Remotiv® tablets are used for
- Remotiv® tablets are recommended for the relief of mild anxiety, nervous tension, irritability and are helpful during times of stress. Remotiv® tablets also help to relieve sleeplessness and insomnia
Before you use Remotiv® tablets you should consider the following:
Increased sensitivity to the sun
Very large doses of Remotiv® may cause photosensitization (increased sensitivity to the sun and sunburn).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
There is no data on the use of Remotiv® during pregnancy or in breast-feeding mothers. Remotiv® tablets should only be taken during pregnancy and used by breast-feeding mothers under medical supervision.
Kidney and liver disease
Due to absence of clinical data, Remotiv® should not be used in patients with severe renal impairment (kidney problems), or hepatic impairment (liver problems).
Severe depressive illness
Remotiv® is not recommended in these patients.
Possible interactions between Remotiv® tablets and other medicines
St John’s Wort affects the way some prescription medicines work. Please consult your doctor. When St John’s Wort is taken together with certain other drugs, the speed at which the other drugs in the body are broken down could possibly be increased. This may result in lower levels of the other drugs being present and could effect the action of the other drugs. Drugs definitely affected in this way are indinavir and cyclosporin. Other drugs that may be affected are warfarin, digoxin, theophylline, anticonvulsants and psychotropic reuptake inhibitors. You should discuss this with your health care professional.
How to take Remotiv® tablets
Adults take one tablet morning and evening or as directed by your doctor or health care professional. The effect of Remotiv® tablets is usually seen within 10 to 14 days of starting treatment, and a duration of treatment of four to six weeks is recommended. Treatment beyond this period may be suggested by your doctor or health care professional. If symptoms persist, you should seek the advice of your doctor or health care professional.
If too many Remotiv® tablets are taken (overdose)
Photosensitization has been reported only at high doses, typical symptoms included rash, itching and redness 24 hours after exposure to ultraviolet light. Treatment consists of avoiding exposure to sunlight. There are, however, no reports of photosensitization at the recommended dosage.
While you are taking Remotiv® tablets
You should remind your health care professionals that you are taking Remotiv® tablets, especially if you are currently taking or intend starting any other medicine.
Effects on ability to drive and operate machinery
Remotiv® tablets have no known adverse effects in these situations.
The incidence of undesirable effects during Remotiv® treatment is similar to that of placebo (dummy sugar tablets). Undesirable effects reported with an incidence of less than 5% are:
gastro-intestinal disturbances; fatigue; and nervousness.
Remotiv® tablets should be stored in their original packaging, be protected from moisture and sunlight and kept in a cool place that stays below 25°C.
Each Remotiv® tablet contains extracts equivalent to dry:
Hypericum perforatum herb 1.375g
(Standardised to hypericin 500mcg)
How long does Remotiv take to work?
Remotiv starts to work straight away and you should feel better within a week or two. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may not actually feel the effects for between 2 and 4 weeks.
What is the average course of treatment?
Course of treatment should continue for 3 months, though it is safe to continue for a year or more, depending on advice from your health care professional.
Can I take Remotiv together with other prescription products for the management of depression?
If Remotiv is taken at your recommended dosage the daily intake will be 2.75g. Other sources recommend higher dosages - why is this?
Our extract is known as Ze117 and there is good evidence for its use. It is not possible to assess or compare extracts from different sources by the weight of extract alone (i.e. they are from different genetic material grown in different soils, climates etc, and then extracted in different solvents and processed in different ways). Comparison can only be made by their results in clinical trials.
Does Remotiv interact with the Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP)? Will it negate its effects?
There is evidence to show that there is no problem with the OCP and Remotiv. It will not cause spotting or negate contraceptive action. It is recommended that you consult an appropriately qualified practitioner. The study Remotiv (Ze 117) vs. low dose oral contraceptive (Will-Shahab 2008 EJCP) has now been published.
Is Remotiv gluten free?
I hear that St John's wort can make people more sensitive to sunburn. Is this the case with Remotiv?
No. There have been no reports of this with Remotiv when taken at the recommended dosage of one tablet twice a day.
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