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Past Recalls and Warnings

If you have experienced an unexpected and adverse reaction to a dietary supplement, nutritional product, or generic drug, we would like to hear about it, as we may investigate the problem.
Latest News:  St. John's Wort Supplements Recalled
(Date Posted: 2/9/2016)

On February 8, 2016, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) (the British equivalent of the FDA) announced that certain St. John's wort supplements are being recalled because they contain excessive levels of a toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA). Although the recall was issued in the United Kingdom, some of these supplements appear to be available for purchase online at as of February 9, 2016.

The agency warned "PAs are known to cause liver problems in humans. Symptoms of liver disorders include yellowing of the whites of the eyes and/or skin, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, abdominal pain and unusual tiredness. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should tell your doctor straight away."

St. John's wort itself does not contain these toxic PAs, however, it's thought the supplements may have been contaminated due to accidental collection of local weeds during harvesting.

The recalled supplements are sold in packages containing 30 tablets, and can be identified by the following:

  • Asda St John's Wort, Batch Number: 14279 Expiry Date: 05/2016

  • HRI Good Mood, Batch Number: 14255 Expiry Date: 05/2016

  • HRI Good Mood, Batch Number: 14662 Expiry Date: 05/2016

  • HRI Good Mood, Batch Number: 14498 Expiry Date: 08/2016

  • HRI Good Mood, Batch Number: 14660 Expiry Date: 08/2016

  • Superdrug St John's Wort, Batch Number: 14523 Expiry Date: 08/2016

Consumers who have purchased these supplements should not use them, and contact their healthcare provider if they have experienced any adverse side effects. Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

See's Review of St. John's Wort Supplements for tests of related products.

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To read the MHRA's complete press release, use the red link below.

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