Remotiv
®

For the relief of symptoms of anxiety, mild to moderate depression & stress

Is Remotiv right for you?

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

  • low mood

  • 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 confirm with your doctor, pharmacist, naturopath or natural healthcare practitioner if Remotiv is right for you.

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  

Learn more about Hypericum perforatum >

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.

 

Available Packaging

60 tablets

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. 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.

 

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Frequently asked questions

Is Remotiv likely to have any side effects?

Remotiv is generally very well tolerated and adverse effects are not expected. Rarely, people may experience gastro-intestinal disturbances, fatigue or nervousness when taking Remotiv. It is not recommended that people with known light hypersensitivity take Remotiv. If you have specific concerns, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional.

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?

St John’s wort (class effect) should not be taken with certain medications, including antidepressant medications, certain immune suppressants, warfarin, digoxin, certain hormonal medications and anticonvulsants.

The specific extract of St John’s wort used in Remotiv (Ze 117) contains consistently low levels (<1%) of the constituent hyperforin5, which is considered possibly to be responsible for the interaction between St John’s wort products and certain medications.
 
If you are currently taking prescription medication, it is important to discuss the option of taking Remotiv concomitantly, with a healthcare professional.

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 12 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 clinically researched; it is the exact product that has been used in clinical trials. This is very important for natural medicines as there can be great variance between products, even if they appear to use the same active ingredients, 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 exact product that has been examined.

Is Remotiv gluten free?

Remotiv has no added gluten.

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 at leading pharmacies and selected health shops without a prescription.

References

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

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