Ginger (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:African ginger, black ginger, more...cochin ginger, Imber, Jamaica ginger, race ginger, rhizoma zingerberis, rhizome, sheng jiang, Shokyo, zingibain, Zingiber officinale, Zingiberis
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Suggested Dosing

Migraine Headache

500 mg PO q4hour PRN; no more than 1.5-2 g/d

Morning Sickness

250 mg PO QID or 500 mg PO BID

Motion Sickness (Powdered Root)

1 g PO 0.5-4 hours before travel

Nausea, Chemo-induced (Powdered Root)

1-4 g/d PO; no more than 4 g/d

Osteoarthritis (Extract)

170 mg PO TID OR

255 mg PO BID

No more than 4 g/d

SSRI Taper/Discontinuation

550-1100 mg PO TID; no more than 4 g/d

Other Information

Nausea/Vomiting of Pregnancy: 250 mg powder PO QID, may take up to 6 g/d

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Suggested Uses

Antiemetic, carminative, stimulant, anti-inflammatory

Dyspepsia, migraine headache, morning sickness, motion sickness, nausea (chemo-induced), nausea/vomiting (post-op), osteoarthritis, respiratory infections, rheumatoid arthritis, SSRI taper/discontinuation

Efficacy

Demonstrated antiemetic efficacy in pregnancy, postoperative nausea and vomiting and vertigo

Possibly ineffective for motion sickness

Insufficient reliable data to rate use in chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, migraine headache, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            May increase bleeding tendency

            Abdominal discomfort

            Cardiac arrhythmias (OD)

            CNS depression (OD)

            Dermatitis (topical use)

            Diarrhea

            Heartburn

            Mouth/throat irritation

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity

            Gallbladder disease

            Cautions

            Bleeding disorders, cardiac disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypotension

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: not recommended by German Commission E; however, current data indicate safe when used at usual therapeutic dose

            Lactation: N/A

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Galanolactone: 5HT3 antagonist

            Inhibits prostaglandin and eicosanoid synthesis

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