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Should I let my doctor know I’m taking ginseng?

Yes, you should let your doctor know you are taking ginseng. Ginseng can interact with certain prescription medications and herbal supplements. There are also certain medical situations during which you should not take ginseng, like pregnancy or if you are having surgery. You should also be aware that herbs and supplements, such as ginseng, are not strictly regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and should always be used with caution and under a doctor's supervision.

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