How Panax Ginseng (Asian) interacts with Antihypertensive medications

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Animal studies have reported that panax (Asian) ginseng may affect blood pressure. This may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Other reports suggest that long-term use of ginseng may lead to high blood pressure among other problems. Use with caution. (1) (2)

These drugs include amlodipine, bepridil, diltiazem, felodipine, isradipine, nicardipine, nifedipine, nimodipine, nisoldipine, verapamil, benazepril, captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, fosinopril,moexipril, quinapril, ramipril, trandolapril, perindopril erbumine, atenolol, esmolol, betaxolol, penbutolol, carteolol, bisoprolol, pindolol, metoprolol, timolol, sotalol, acebutolol, nadolol, propranolol, labetalol, carvedilol, methyldopa, clonidine, guanfacine, guanabenz, brimonidine tartrate, dipiprazole, levobunolol, levobetaxolol, metipranolol, reserpine, prazosin, terazosin, doxazosin meylate, guanadrel, guanethidine, isosorbide monohydrate, isosorbide dinitrate, nitroglycerin, hydralazine, minoxidil, papaverine, isoxsuprine, losartan, valsartan, eprosartan mesylate, telmisartan, candesartan cilexetil, irbesartan

References

  1. View Abstract: Lei XL, et al. Cardiovascular Pharmacology of Panax Notoginseng (Burk) F.H. Chen and Salvia Miltiorrhiza. Am J Chinese Med. 1986;14:145-52.
  2. Siegel RK. Ginseng and High Blood Pressure. JAMA. Jan1980;243(1):32.