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Author Topic: Ginger Root Interactions  (Read 1702 times)

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Offline cardsfan69

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Ginger Root Interactions
« on: February 11, 2011, 05:42:54 PM »
Was wondering if anyone knows if Ginger Root has any interactions with Viramune and Combivir? I tried the aidsmeds.com check my meds thingy but it's offline right now. Plus all the other sites i've tried dont pull up ginger root so i cant check if it interacts.

I suffer from regular heartburn and often have bouts with acid reflux when i'm asleep. Even with healthy eating lots of stuff just gets to my stomache.......healthy or not. The only thing over the counter that works a bit is Pepcid Complete. They took it off the market b/c of a recall a few months ago.... so I have to get the generic kind and the generic brands (walgreens, cvs, winn-dixie) dont work as well as the name brand. And I've tried EVERYTHING.

But i've been doing alot of reading online about how ginger root is really good for heartburn, acid reflux, digestion, nausea amongst other things but just want to make sure it doesnt interact with my Combivir and Viramune.

Any feedback would be appreciated

Thanks

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Re: Ginger Root Interactions
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 05:47:37 PM »
Ginger is well known as being effective against nausea and other minor gastro-intestinal discomfort. I am not aware of any particular interactions it has with Combivir and Viramune.

I suppose it might depend on how you take it. Are you using raw ginger mixed up as tea or some other beverage or a processed product packaged for "health care" purposes? I would imagine that if anything was going to give you grief meds wise it would be a highly potentised preparation rather than a soothing cup of lemon zinger.

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Offline SteveInToronto

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Re: Ginger Root Interactions
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 05:58:35 PM »
I suffer from regular heartburn and often have bouts with acid reflux when i'm asleep. Even with healthy eating lots of stuff just gets to my stomache.......healthy or not. The only thing over the counter that works a bit is Pepcid Complete. They took it off the market b/c of a recall a few months ago.... so I have to get the generic kind and the generic brands (walgreens, cvs, winn-dixie) dont work as well as the name brand. And I've tried EVERYTHING.

I can't speak to Ginger root, but I also suffer from acid reflux and have been on Prilosec for a few years now. It is very effective and does not interact wtih my meds (Atripla). You'd need to check your meds to make sure. I'm in Canada where my doseage (20mg) is prescription, but in the US the same dose is available over-the-counter without a Rx -- might be worth checking out if you haven't tried this drug before.

Steve

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Re: Ginger Root Interactions
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 06:07:42 PM »
There are no recorded interactions - matt
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Offline cardsfan69

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Re: Ginger Root Interactions
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 06:41:15 PM »
Matty the Damned---I'm taking ginger root in capsule form from a company called Nature's Way. 550mg. 2 caps 4 times a day.

Steve.....like i said......i've tried everything..........including otc Prilosec and prescription. Nexium, Prevacid, and everything else OTC. Been there, done that.

Newt--- thanks for the info!


Offline SteveInToronto

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Re: Ginger Root Interactions
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 12:01:58 PM »
Steve.....like i said......i've tried everything..........including otc Prilosec and prescription. Nexium, Prevacid, and everything else OTC. Been there, done that.

Sorry to hear that, Cardsfan... the uncontrolled reflux really sucks. I hope you find some relief with the alternatives.

Steve

Offline cardsfan69

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Re: Ginger Root Interactions
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 05:04:19 PM »
Yah some friends suggest I might have an ulcer. But i've had these heartburn/acid reflux problems for years. My stomache NEVER hurts.........i never get that hollow feeling in my tummy i know ur supposed to get when u have an ulcer.....and never any blood in my stool. I've always had a very sensitive stomache ever since i was a kid. I also have the worse nervous stomache problems and even though i'm on anti-anxiety meds sometimes when things in life get rough i tend to throw up. I even gave up drinking diet soda a year ago thinking that would help but it didnt. And i miss my diet coke! Oh well i'm 42yrs old i guess this is just part of getting old.

Offline Ann

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Re: Ginger Root Interactions
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 06:31:37 AM »
You need to be checked out for Helicobacter pylori. You'd be surprised how many times this turns out to be the culprit in causing heartburn/acid reflux.
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