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Panax Ginseng Side Effects

Panax Ginseng Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with Panax ginseng, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Vaginal bleeding or significant changes in the menstrual cycle
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (known as heart palpitations)
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension) or high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Unusual, excessive behavior (such as irresponsible spending or sexual activity), known as mania
  • Signs of impaired blood clotting, such as:
 
 
    • Easy bruising
    • Bleeding that is slow to stop
    • Nosebleeds
    • Black, tarry stools; bright red blood in the stool; or vomiting of blood (signs of gastrointestinal bleeding)
    • Signs of a hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain), such as vision or speech changes, weakness or numbness in an arm or leg, or a severe headache
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • A rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 

Final Thoughts on Panax Ginseng Side Effects

You may experience some or none of the Panax ginseng side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for you or your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine or supplement you have never tried. Therefore, let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the supplement or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of Panax ginseng, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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