Remotiv
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Helps to relieve nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety

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Remotiv may help to support healthy mood. It is recommended for people experiencing the following symptoms:

  • mild anxiety

  • nervous tension

  • irritability and stress.

Also, if you feel that you need help staying calm or have issues with restlessness, Remotiv may be an option for you.

You can check with your doctor, pharmacist, naturopath or natural healthcare practitioner if Remotiv is right for you.

 

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The Remotiv Difference

Remotiv is a herbal medicine containing a specific extract (Ze 117) of the herb Hypericum perforatum, also known as St John’s wort.

Ze 117 is manufactured in Switzerland using a patented production method, ensuring consistently high quality.

Clinical trials have been conducted using the same specific extract that is found in Remotiv (Ze 117).1-4  

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Product Details

Ingredients

Remotiv contains a specific extract (Ze 117) of the herb Hypericum perforatum, also known as St John’s wort. Hypericum perforatum has a long history of traditional use for mood-related conditions. Learn more about Hypericum perforatum.

Each tablet of Remotiv contains extracts equivalent to dry herb Hypericum perforatum 1.375 g which is equal to 250mg of Ze 117.

 

Directions for use

Directions for use

Adults: take 1 tablet morning and evening

It may take 4 weeks to achieve the full effect.

Remotiv is recommended for a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks and ongoing therapy may be appropriate, please discuss with your healthcare professional. 

If symptoms persist, or the condition recurs, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional.

Tolerability

Remotiv has been studied in over 2000 patients, including a one year study that showed it to be well tolerated with continued improvement of symptoms during this time.4 In clinical trials, Remotiv has been very well tolerated and resulted in very few side effects, predominantly gastrointestinal upsets. Remotiv is contraindicated if you are taking antidepressant or mood-altering medication. If you are currently taking prescription medication, it is important to talk with a healthcare professional before starting Remotiv. St John’s wort affects the way many prescription medicines work, including the oral contraceptive pill. The specific extract of St John’s wort used in Remotiv (Ze 117) contains consistently low levels (<1%) of the constituent hyperforin,5 which is considered possibly responsible for the interaction between some St John’s wort products and certain medications.

 

FAQs About Remotiv

Is Remotiv likely to have any side effects?

Remotiv is generally well tolerated. Remotiv can cause increased sensitivity to the sun, it is not recommended that people with known light hypersensitivity take Remotiv. It is important to speak with your healthcare professional if you are concerned about possible side effects.

Is Remotiv safe for long-term use?

The available data suggests that Remotiv is appropriate for long-term usage. A one-year study showed tolerability and continued improvement over this time.4 If you have specific questions or concerns about how long to take Remotiv, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional.

Is Remotiv likely to interact with any medications?

 Remotiv has been associated with effecting the speed at which other drugs in the body are broken down and therefore could affect the action of these drugs. Remotiv should not be taken with certain medications, including antidepressant medications, certain immunosuppressants, warfarin, digoxin, certain hormonal medications, including the oral contraceptive pill, and anticonvulsants. If you are currently taking prescription medication, including the oral contraceptive pill, it is important to discuss this with your healthcare professional before starting Remotiv.

The specific extract of St John’s wort used in Remotiv (Ze 117) contains consistently low levels (<1%) of the constituent hyperforin,5 which is considered possibly responsible for the interaction between some St John’s wort products and certain medications.

Can Remotiv be used in pregnancy and lactation?

Remotiv is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation as there are no published studies to establish its safe use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. However, there is no evidence for any concern when using Remotiv in pregnancy and lactation; Remotiv tablets should only be taken under the advice and supervision of a healthcare professional.

Can Remotiv be used in children and teenagers?

Remotiv is not recommended for adults under the age of 18 years. If you have specific questions or concerns, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional.

How does Remotiv differ to other St John’s wort products?

Remotiv is a clinically researched extract of St John’s wort, referred to as Ze 117. Exclusive to Remotiv, Ze 117 has been shown in clinical trials to support a healthy mood and help relieve stress. When taking Remotiv, you can be confident you are receiving a consistent natural medicine that has been tested in clinical trials.

Consistency is important as there can be great natural variation in the extract used in St John’s wort products. Even if they appear to use the same active ingredients, they can differ due to the plant that is used, growing methods, harvesting processes and manufacturing methods. The outcomes of clinical studies for natural medicines may only apply to the product that has been examined in clinical trials.

Is Remotiv gluten free?

Remotiv has no added gluten, wheat or yeast.

Does Remotiv contain lactose?

Yes, each Remotiv tablet contains a small amount (120 mg) of lactose.

How long does Remotiv take to work?

Relief of symptoms can be expected within 4 weeks of treatment. Treatment with Remotiv is symptomatic and should be continued as needed. You should review your treatment with your healthcare professional at least every 6 weeks. See your healthcare professional if symptoms persist after 6 weeks.

What is the average course of treatment?

A course of treatment should continue for 3 months, although it can be continued for a year or more, depending on the advice of your healthcare professional.

Should Remotiv be stopped before surgery?

It is recommended to stop the treatment of Remotiv at least one week before surgery. It is important to discuss this with your healthcare professional, including your anaesthetist and surgeon

Will Remotiv affect my ability to drive and use machines?

Remotiv has no known adverse effects in these situations.

Where can I find Remotiv?

Remotiv is available from naturopaths, herbalists, other natural health practitioners, selected health food stores and pharmacies. If you go to the Where to buy button above and follow the instructions, you will be able to find a list of practitioners and pharmacies in your area that either stock Remotiv or will know how to order Remotiv.

Even if your local pharmacy is not on the list, they will be able to order it in for you.

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References

1.Schrader E et al Human Psychopharmacology 1998; 13:163-169. 2. Woelk H et alBMJ 2000; 21:536-9.  3.Schrader E Int Clin Psychopharma 2000; 16:277-283. 4.Brattström A J Phymed 2009;16:277-283.  5.Wurglics M et al Am Pharm Assoc 2001; 41(4): 560-66.  

Some of this research was conducted using funding provided by Max Zeller Soehne AG.