How Panax Ginseng (Asian) interacts with Diabetic / Hypoglycemic medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Animal studies have reported that panax (Asian) ginseng has the ability to lower blood sugar, which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include Insulin, glyburide, glipizide, metformin, rosiglitazone, pioglitazone, glimepiride, tolbutamide, tolazamide, acarbose, acetohexamide, chlorpropamide, miglitol, repaglinide, nateglinide

References

  1. View Abstract: Ng TB, et al. Hypoglycemic Constituents of Panax Ginseng. Gen Pharmacol. 1985;16(6):549-52.