Remifemin® Plus St.John’s Wort, as the name indicates is a stronger version of the original Remifemin® herbal medicine for relief of climacteric symptoms during menopause. Along with an increased amount of the proprietary extract of Actaea racemosa (Cimicifuga racemosa/black cohosh), Remifemin® Plus St.John’s Wort also contains St. John’s Wort to support feeling more balanced. Remifemin® Plus St.John’s Wort is used to relieve climacteric menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweating as well as associated psychovegetative complaints often arising from menopause including nervous tension, irritability and agitation.
Remifemin® is a naturally derived alternative for the relief of the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. Remifemin® and Remifemin® Plus St.John’s Wort contain a proprietary plant extract of Actaea racemosa (Cimicifuga racemosa/black cohosh) that has been the subject of more than 20 clinical studies in the last twenty years. Boasting 60 years of experience in menopause symptom relief, Remifemin® first became available in Germany in 1956 and has since been used by millions of women worldwide. Remifemin® does not contain any form of hormone.
How long will it take to work and how long can I take it for?
This will vary for each individual. Most women report relief after two to four weeks. As the results of treatment improve further on prolonged administration, Remifemin® Plus St.John’s Wort should be taken over a longer period. In order to avoid overlooking other diseases, a doctor should be consulted after six months.
What age can you use Remifemin® Plus St.John’s Wort?
From their mid to late 40’s some women can experience early symptoms of menopause such as anxiety and emotional sensitivity as their bodies begin to change. The pre- or peri-menopausal period can last for several years and even whilst still menstruating, women can benefit from taking Remifemin Plus St.John’s Wort to provide relief of symptoms during this transition. Your GP should be consulted first to assess if symptoms are menopause related or due to other medical conditions.
Each film-coated tablet contains:
Native dry extract concentrate (DER 6-11:1) from Actaea racemose rhizome 3.75 mg, equivalent Actaea racemose (Dry) 31.9 mg, extraction solvent isopropyl alcohol 40% (V/V), concentration ratio 8.5:1, Plus St.John’s Wort native dry extract concentrate (DER 3.5-6 :1) from Hypericum perforatum herb 71.5 mg, equivalent Hypericum perforatum (Dry) 343.2 mg, extraction solvent ethanol 60% (V/V), concentration ratio 4.8:1.
Microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal anhydrous silica, glyceryl behenate, Indigo carmine aluminium lake, potato starch, macrogol 6000, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, talc, iron oxide.
Unless otherwise prescribed, the recommended dose is one film-coated tablet twice a day. If necessary, you can increase this to two film-coated tablets twice a day.
Take the tablets in the morning and evening unchewed with some liquid. You can take the tablets independently from meals. If you forget to take Remifemin Plus St.John’s Wort do not take a double dose to make up for it.
Do not take if:
you are concomitantly treated with another medicine containing one of the following medicinal agents or medicinal agent of one of the following substance groups:
Medicine for suppression of transplant rejections (ciclosporin, tacrolimus for internal use, sirolimus)
Medicinal drugs for treatment of HIV-infections or AIDS (proteinase inhibitors such as indinavir, non-nucleosid- reverse-transcriptase- inhibitors such as nevirapin, cytostatics such as imatinib or irinotecan with the exception of monoclonal antibodies)
you are hypersensitive to Actaea racemose (Cimicifuga racemosa/black cohosh), St. John’s Wort or any of the other ingredients of Remifemin® Plus St.John’s Wort.
you know about any existing photo hypersensitivity of the skin.