HRI St John’s Wort Tablet Recall [UK]

UK FlagUK/Basildon: HRI St John's Wort Tablet Recall [UK]HRI Herbal Medicine recalls certain batch/lots of St John’s Wort Tablets due to higher than allowed levels of a toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloid, a serious health hazard. CTSI:

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The UK Chartered Trading Standards Institute (“CTSI”) reports the following St John’s Wort Tablets are subject to this recall:

  • Good Mood brand St John’s Wort Tablets, THR 02231/0002, sold in 334 mg packages with batch numbers consisting of 14255, 14662, 14279, 14498, 14523 or 14660.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the drug’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the CTSI, six (6) batches of St John’s Wort tablets are being recalled due to positive tests for the presence of pyrrolizidine alkaloid, a substance that studies have shown can result in liver damage. The six batch numbers are: 14255, 14662, 14279, 14498, 14523 & 14660. These batches were distributed in 2013 and 2014.

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (“MHRA”) is taking the precautionary step of recalling these batches, although no safety issues have been reported to the MHRA to date.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled drug, please do not consume it. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please e-mail the company at or call 01934 838820.

If you have any immediate medical concerns after taking this drug please speak to your MD or pharmacist, referencing MHRA Drug Alert MDR 013-01/16.

==> Please note: other St John’s Wort Tablets have been recalled as part of a larger notification. To see all related recalls, please search for “St John’s Wort” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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