Negligible pharmacokinetic interaction of red ginseng and antihypertensive agent amlodipine in Sprague-Dawley rats.

Red ginseng (RG) is the top-selling functional food in Korea, but is not recommended for use in hypertensive patients. This study was performed to determine the pharmacokinetic (PK) interaction between RG and amlodipine, an antihypertensive drug. RG (0, 0.5, 1, or 2 g/kg/d) was administered orally for 2 wk, and then amlodipine (10 mg/kg) was given orally… CONTINUE READING