GINSENG

26 Aug 2019

Generic Name : GINSENG

ABSTRACT –

Ginseng is sold as a herbal supplement, derived from the herb that is popularly called Anchi Ginseng, among other names. This drug has not been proven to be medically effective in treating conditions, but alternative medicine has witnessed Ginseng in the treatment of low blood sugar in patients with diabetes type 2, ADHD, breast cancer, other cancer-related conditions, memory loss, anemia, insomnia, bleeding disorders and digestive disorders. It is believed to improve athletic performance.

DOSAGE –

  • Ginseng is to be taken as directed by the doctors. Consume this drug only as prescribed to avoid harmful effects. Dosage varies from brand to brand, condition to condition.
  • Use only one form of this drug to treat multiple conditions.

SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Rapid palpitations
  • Extreme change in blood pressure
  • Tenderness of breast
  • Vaginal bleeding

RARE SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Severe skin reactions
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Swellings in the facial area/rashes

DRUG INTERACTIONS –

  • Acetohexamide
  • Alteplase
  • Argatroban
  • Aspirin
  • Bumetanide
  • Clopidogrel
  • Dalteparin
  • Digoxin
  • Edoxaban
  • Furosemide
  • Insulin
  • Heparin
  • Linezolid
  • Procarbazine
  • Reteplase
  • Ticagrelor
  • Urokinase
  • Warfarin

Ginseng has moderate interactions with 77 different drugs.

PRECAUTIONS –

  • Provide the doctor with a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of illnesses and conditions such as diabetic conditions, cancers, insomnia, surgery or mental disorders.
  • Do not use this drug in case of an allergy to the herb itself.
  • Inform the doctor of all the drugs being consumed so as to avoid severe drug interactions. Notify especially in case of the usage of antidepressants, warfarin or immunosuppressant drugs.
  • Stop consuming this drug two weeks prior to an upcoming surgery / dental work.
  • Consult a doctor regarding the use of this drug during pregnancy / nursing period.

WARNINGS –

  • Keep out of reach of children. Consult a doctor before using this herb for a child.
  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

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