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Panax ginseng

What is it?

Panax ginseng is an herbal medicine used to increase physical and mental well being. It may also be used to treat tiredness, weakness, and mild depression.

Other names for Panax ginseng include: Asiatic ginseng, Chinese ginseng, Japanese ginseng, Korean ginseng, Oriental ginseng, Jintsam, Ninjin, and Panax.

Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.

Before Using:

Tell your doctor if you


Talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse about how much Panax ginseng you should take. The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking Panax ginseng. If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the label. Do not take more Panax ginseng or take it more often than what is written on the directions.

To store this medicine:

Keep all medicine locked up and away from children. Store medicine away from heat and direct light. Do not store your medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down and not work the way it should work. Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need. Never share your medicine with others.

Drug and Food Interactions:

Do not take Panax ginseng without talking to your doctor first if you are taking:


Side Effects:

Call your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects:

Other Side Effects:

You may have the following side effects, but this medicine may also cause other side effects. Tell your doctor if you have side effects that you think are caused by this medicine.


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Last Updated: 10/4/2010

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