Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 13, 2023.
What are other common names?
- Acanthopanax senticosus
- Eleutherococcus senticosus
- Hedera senticosa
- Acanthopanax Obovatus
- Acanthopanax Obovatus Hoo
- Ci Wu Jia
- Ciwujia Root
- Ciwujia Root Extract
- Devil's Bush
- Devil's Shrub
- Eleuthero Extract
- Eleuthero Ginseng
- Eleuthero Root
- Eleutherococci Radix
- Ginseng Root
- Ginseng, Siberian
- Hedera Senticosa
- Kan Jang
- North Wu Jia Pi
- Prickly Eleutherococcus
- Racine Russe
- Russian Root
- Siberian Eleuthero
- Siberian Ginseng
- Thorny Bearer of Free Berries
- Ussurian Thorny Pepperbush
- Wild Pepper
- Wu Jia Pi
What is this product used for?
Siberian ginseng is used by some people as medicine. Science does not support the use of this product for any health problem.
What are the precautions when taking this product?
Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.
This product may interfere with some lab tests. Be sure to talk with your doctor about this and all drugs you are taking.
Be sure to tell your doctor that you take this product if you are scheduled for surgery or tests.
Do not use this product if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon. Use birth control you can trust while taking this product.
Do not use this product if you are breastfeeding.
Do not drink beer, wine, or mixed drinks (alcohol) while taking this product.
Take extra care if you are taking drugs that make you drowsy or help you sleep. These are drugs like lorazepam, phenobarbital, zolpidem, or diphenhydramine.
Take extra care if you are taking drugs to thin your blood. These are drugs like warfarin, heparin, or enoxaparin.
Take extra care if you are taking drugs to dissolve blood clots. These are drugs like alteplase, reteplase, or streptokinase.
Take extra care if you are taking drugs to help with swelling or inflammation. These are drugs like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen.
Take extra care if you are taking the drug digoxin or atorvastatin.
Do not use this product if you have health problems that are sensitive to hormones. These are problems like breast cancer, prostate cancer, or endometriosis.
Take extra care if you are at a high risk for infection. This includes people who have had a transplant, are on chemo, or have an autoimmune disease.
If you have blood sugar problems, keep hard candies, glucose tablets, liquid glucose, or juice on hand for low blood sugar.
Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:
Blood pressure problems
Mental health problems
Running a fever
What should I watch for?
Mental changes like feeling irritable or nervous
When do I need to call the doctor?
Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; fever; rash; hives; itching, discolored, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.
Signs of high blood sugar. These include sleepiness, blurred vision, passing urine more often, increased thirst, breath has a fruity sweet smell, upset stomach and throwing up, dizziness, or passing out.
Signs of low blood sugar. These include anger, shaking, a fast heartbeat, confusion, or sweating.
Signs of high blood pressure like very bad headaches, nervousness, problems breathing, or nosebleeds.
Very bad loose stools
Very bad headache
Bruising or bleeding that is not normal
Changes in menstrual periods like lots of bleeding, spotting, or bleeding between cycles
Last Reviewed Date2023-06-12
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