Doctor insights on:
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract Medication
Not clear: There is not a lot of hard scientific evidence pointing to its benefits, see: http://j.Mp/vgykg2 and http://j.Mp/vgyowi as you can see from these governmental websites, the evidence is conflicting. ...Read more
Not known to be: While gingko may interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, there are no known interactions between olive leaf extract and gingko and no reason to think the combination would be harmful. ...Read more
Is it safe to take multivitamins which contains ginkgo biloba extract (60mg) and ginseng extract (50mg) while on venlafaxine &clonaZepam? Thank you!
No.: Get rid of it and buy new. ...Read more
Since recent studies say that nearly all ginko supplements may have many things in them, but ginko is almost never one of them.
In theory it has some anti-platelet action and some ability to increase the neurotransmitter that is low in Alzheimers. But it doesn't bring back brain, so, VERY LIMITED role in dementia and that's it. Assuming you actually have it. ...Read more
Ginko: One of Ginko's main effect is to improve circulation by inhibiting platelet-activating factor (PAF). This improves circulation and this is what improves memory for some people. Ginkgo can thin the blood enough to cause bleeding. People who have heart attacks and get thrombolytics are more at risk for brain hemorrhage. ...Read more
Mixed diet: The beneficial health effects of ginkgo are debatable. It would be good to have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco, no more than one drink a day. Exercise 30 minutes/day and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more
I've been taking 120mg of ginkgo biloba one time a day for about 2 and a half months now what changes should I see and what does ginkgo really do.
The risks: Of too much applies to everything. Ginkgo is extracted by processing so stick to the dose on the label. ...Read more
No interactions: Although I do not necessarily recommend either supplement, based on the medical literature, I can tell you that there are no known interactions between the two. If you are going to use them, they should not interact with each other. Good luck. ...Read more
Used for two differ: Ent things. St. Johns Wort is a mild antidepressant and works to calm the nervous system, whereas ginkgo biloba is a mental stimulant. So you wouldn't want to use both together or it may negate each others effects. Speak to your doctor to determine which one you may need now to help with symptoms that are more prevalent. Do you want to be more anxious, or more calm? Two different feelings. ...Read more
Sure: It's safe. Don't expect miracles but you may find it helpful in feeling better overall. ...Read more
Can one take Vital Ginkgo biloba 7000mg tablets while taking Trivenz, Aspavor 20mg and Coveram 10/5mg?
Some Yes & other n0: Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) increases circulation and may improve sexual function, although one study found no effect. Ginkgo may increase the effects of certain blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants). Do not take ginkgo if you have a history of seizures. Ask your doctor before taking ginkgo. ...Read more
None, really: Unfortunately, there are no well designed studies that show benefit from natural remedies for tinnitus. Lipofkavenoids have been looked at there are 2 or three poorly designed small studies that sow some benefit. First thing first. You need an ENT to look inside the ear and test you to determine the cause of the tinnitus. Some types can be fixed. ...Read more
It is, but this depe: Depends on what caused your memory impairments (stress, car accident, depression, anxiety, ADHD,) you may need other medication and or behavioral techniques to cope with this problem. Don't give up and thanks for your question. Daily Exercise and meditation help memory. ...Read more
Mega Men 50 plus: GNC Supplement Megamen 50 plus does contain ginko biloba in smaller dose. A 2008 study howed that ginko biloba could increase risk of stroke. The scintists found that those taking ginko biloba had high rate of stroke than those who were given dummy pill. This study was done by university of Virginia school of medicine. And it has been shown ginco biloba causes cancer in animals. So I don't advise ...Read more
I would like to take ginkgo biloba for memory/concentration. Is it safe to take 120 mg once a day?
Yes, but not helpful: That dose is safe, and actually low. However, the studies do not support any benefit from ginkgo for memory or concentration. It may (may) have some benefit for certain kinds of dementia. But I do not recommend it for memory problems or concerns. Other things are better such as brain games, getting rest, and addressing medications that can cause such issues. ...Read more
I was prescribed citalopram, 20mg daily. But I was taking 80mg of ginkgo biloba for just 3 days, prior to this. When can I safely start citalopram?
Gingko biloba: The elimination half-lives of the most active constituents in gingko (gingkolide a ; b, and bilobalide) are 2-7 hours. This means they would be effectively gone from your system in 24-35 hours. You could probably start your prescription citalopram today, if you want to. Http://www. Mskcc. Org/cancer-care/herb/ginkgo. ...Read more
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Is this a bad thing? I bought otc Ginkgo Biloba yesterday and I read side effects online. Safe?
What do you expect to achieve by taking untested medications? The best it will do is lighten your wallet. These "drugs" have not been evaluated, are not standardized, have not been shown to treat any illness. These may interfere with medication you may be taking. Do not take any herbals, supplements, over the counter drugs without consulting your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Ginkgo may alter the metabolism and effectiveness of prescription and non-prescription medications. If you are being treated with a prescription medication, you should not use ginkgo without first talking to your health care provider:
Ginko and normier: I would avoid ginkgo unless you need some way to spend your money and waste it. You have no idea how it is made, what they add to it and if it is harmful or helpful. It is a supplement. There are no quality controls on them. Some add arsenic, mercury and viagra to supplements. Beware. Don't bet your life on them. ...Read more
May lower BP:
Not sure what you mean by "negatively affect BP."
Gingko has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Research shows it may help treat Dementia, Intermittent Claudication, PMS, Anxiety, Raynaud's, Macular Degeneration etc.
It may lower blood pressure in some so if taking with BP meds may cause BP to drop too low, though unlikely. It may interact with nifedipine. See
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Hi Dr I have vitiligo since 2 year. My Dr suggest me methoxsalen with sunlight can I take ginkgo biloba instead of this.
DO NOT SUBSTITUTE a HERBAL remedy for a Prescribed Medication by your Health Care Professional!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I am 18 years old. I would like to stay healthy and reduce anxiety by taking high-quality Ginkgo Biloba tablets. Is it beneficial for teenagers as well?
You have asked: About multiple different substances. I am concerned that you may over-do it. Why not skip some of these supplements and stick with the medication prescribed by the provider. Many of the supplements are fine by themselves in moderation BUT when you start mixing supplements/ herbals and using them in conjunction with prescription medications - it can create a problem. ...Read more