Interaction Details

Abciximab is classified as belonging to the following category: Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet Drugs

Although Panax ginseng has shown antiplatelet effects in the laboratory, it is unlikely to increase the risk of bleeding if used with anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs.
In vitro evidence suggests that ginsenoside constituents in Panax ginseng might decrease platelet aggregation. However, research in humans suggests that ginseng does not affect platelet aggregation. Animal research indicates low oral bioavailability of Rb1 and rapid elimination of Rg1, which might explain the discrepancy between in vitro and human research. Until more is known, use with caution in patients concurrently taking anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs.

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Likelihood of Occurrence


Interaction has been demonstrated in animal or in lab research but has been shown not to occur in humans.


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Panax Ginseng Overview

Panax Ginseng Panax ginseng is commonly referred to as 'Asian ginseng' and is not to be confused with 'American Ginseng'. It is a slow-growing plant native to eastern Asia and has been used for a variety of purposes, including to boost energy and improve overall health. The root of the Panax ginseng plant is the part that is typically used in medicine. Panax ginseng is often classified as an 'adaptogen', which is theorized to help the body adapt to stress, both physical and psychological.
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Panax Ginseng - More Interactions

Panax Ginseng interacts with 1074 drugs

Interaction Rating Key

These severity listings are for informational use only. Never start, stop or otherwise change your therapy before speaking with your provider.

Major The combined use of these agents is strongly discouraged as serious side effects or other negative outcomes could occur.
Moderate Use cautiously under the care of a healthcare professional or avoid this combination. A significant interaction or negative outcome could occur.
Minor Be aware that there is a chance of an interaction. Watch for warning signs of a potential interaction.
Unknown No interactions have been reported or no interaction data is currently available.

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