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Doctor insights on: Ginkgo Biloba Medication

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Is ginkgo biloba extract good for you?

Is ginkgo biloba extract good for you?

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

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Ginkgo biloba (ginkgolic acid), what are the benefits?

Ginkgo biloba (ginkgolic acid), what are the benefits?

Tricky: 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

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Is ginkgo biloba safe? How to dose for memory boost in healthly?

Is ginkgo biloba safe? How to dose for memory boost in healthly?

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

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What types if food would give me the same or better benifiets as taking ginkgo biloba?

What types if food would give me the same or better benifiets as taking ginkgo biloba?

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

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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.

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.

Probably nothing: Why taking any suppliment unless for a specific purpose. Taking vitamins makes sense, specially if your diet is sub optimal. Most food suppliments are unnecessary & only benefit the manufacturers. ...Read more

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What kind of tinnitus could be cured using ginkgo biloba (tebokan, tebonin, etc.)?

What kind of tinnitus could be cured using ginkgo biloba (tebokan, tebonin, etc.)?

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

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Can I have ginkgo biloba and biotin at the same time?

Can I have ginkgo biloba and biotin at the same time?

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

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Can I safely combine st. Johns wort and ginkgo biloba?

Can I safely combine st. Johns wort and ginkgo biloba?

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

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Can I take ginkgo biloba if I have thalassemia? Thanks in advance.

Can I take ginkgo biloba if I have thalassemia? Thanks in advance.

Sure: It's safe. Don't expect miracles but you may find it helpful in feeling better overall. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink if I am currently taking ginkgo biloba tablets once a day?

Is it ok to drink if I am currently taking ginkgo biloba tablets once a day?

That's ok but...: Ginko biloba can interfere with anticoagulants and high doses may not be so good. Is it really helping your memory? The only way to be sure is to quit taking it for a month or so and see what happens. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking too much ginkgo biloba? (and how much is too much?)

The risks: Of too much applies to everything. Ginkgo is extracted by processing so stick to the dose on the label. ...Read more

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Can one take Vital Ginkgo biloba 7000mg tablets while taking Trivenz, Aspavor 20mg and Coveram 10/5mg?

Can one take Vital Ginkgo biloba 7000mg tablets while taking Trivenz, Aspavor 20mg and Coveram 10/5mg?

WHY???: Why waste your money on a useless pill? You are already taking serious meds. There is zero possibility of anything other than placebo effect. ...Read more

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Can ginkgo biloba decrease libido?

Can ginkgo biloba decrease libido?

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

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Does ginkgo biloba help with tinnitus?

Does ginkgo biloba help with tinnitus?

Probably not: There has never been a scientific study showing a statistically significant effect of ginkgo biloba on tinnitus. However, if you take it and feel better - great. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba effective for memory improvement?

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

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Is it okay to mix gnc supplement mega men 50+ with 120mg ginkgo biloba?

Is it okay to mix gnc supplement mega men 50+ with 120mg ginkgo biloba?

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

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I would like to take ginkgo biloba for memory/concentration. Is it safe to take 120 mg once a day?

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

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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?

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