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Ginger Root Side Effects

Generic Name: ginger

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of ginger. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Ginger Root.

Not all side effects for Ginger Root may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

Applies to ginger: compounding liquid, oral capsule

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Although not all side effects are known, ginger (the active ingredient contained in Ginger Root) is thought to be likely safe for most people.

Stop using ginger and call your healthcare provider at once if you have:

  • easy bruising or bleeding; or

  • any bleeding that will not stop.

Common side effects may include:

  • heartburn, diarrhea, stomach discomfort;

  • heavier menstrual periods; and

  • skin irritation (if applied to skin).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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