Possible Interactions with: Siberian GinsengAcanthopanax senticosus; Eleuthero; Eleutherococcus senticosus; Ginseng, Siberian; Siberian Ginseng
If you are being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use Siberian ginseng without first talking to your health care provider:
Digoxin -- Siberian ginseng may raise blood levels of digoxin, a medication used to treat heart conditions. This can increase the risk of adverse side effects from this medication.
Sedatives for insomnia -- Caution should be taken when considering use of Siberian ginseng with sedatives, primarily barbiturates (a class of medications including pentobarbital used to treat sleep problems or seizures).
Review Date: 1/25/2007
Reviewed By: Ernest B. Hawkins, MS, BSPharm, RPh, Health Education Resources; and Steven D. Ehrlich, N.M.D., private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.