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How American Ginseng interacts with MAO inhibitors

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

American and Panax (Asian) ginseng are similar, this interaction should be considered until proven otherwise. Studies report that Panax (Asian) ginseng may act in the body like some of these medications, which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include phenelzine, tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid

References

  1. Jones BD, et al. Interaction of Ginseng with Phenelzine. J Clin Psychopharmacol. Jun1987;7(3):201-02.