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GINGER (Zingiber officinale) - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

GINGER (Zingiber officinale) - ORAL


Ginger has been used for stomach upset, motion sickness and nausea. Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use. The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

How To Use

Follow all directions for use on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects

Stomach upset or heartburn may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor promptly. Very unlikely but report promptly: mental/mood changes, unusual drowsiness, irregular pulse. If you experience side effects not listed above, consult your doctor or pharmacist.


If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: allergies, heart problems, gall bladder problems (gall stones), brain or nervous system problems. This product might contain aristolochic acid, which can cause serious kidney/urinary system disease (e.g., renal fibrosis or urinary tract cancer). Symptoms include an unusual change in the amount of urine, or blood in the urine. Consult your pharmacist for more details regarding the contents of this ginger product. Liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence or liver disease. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of this product. Ginger is not recommended for morning sickness during pregnancy. This product should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this product is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: heart medications, blood thinners (e.g., warfarin).


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.


Not applicable.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.


Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.