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Ginger Root Side Effects

Generic Name: ginger

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

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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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