Some people may be more likely to experience problems while taking it. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking the supplement if you have:
- Heart disease
- A hormone sensitive disorder, such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or many cancers
- A bleeding disorder
- An autoimmune disease, such as:
- An upcoming surgery
- Had an organ transplant
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Ginseng and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Ginseng and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Ginseng Safety for more information, including any available ginseng warnings and precautions.)
It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose, other than the usual side effects (which would likely occur more severely). If you think you may have taken too much, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Ginseng Overdose for more information.)