How Panax Ginseng (Asian) interacts with Central nervous system stimulants

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

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 caffeine, amphetamine, ephedra, methylphenidate, phentermine, pemoline, guarana, methamphetamine, dextroamphetamine, dexmethylphenidate, diethylpropion, benzphetamine, doxapram, modafinil, phendimetrazine, sibutramine


  1. View Abstract: Hiai S, et al. Stimulation of Pituitary-Adrenocortical System by Ginseng Saponin. Endocrinol Jpn. 1979;26(6):661-65.