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Doctor insights on: Ginseng Ginkgo Biloba Side Effects

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What are some gingko biloba against ssri side effects?

What are some gingko biloba against ssri side effects?

Gingko Biloba: Some say gingko biloba 80 to 120 mg twice daily for a month or longer can reverse the sexual side effects of ssris at least in women. This claim has not been proven in controlled research. ...Read more

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Possible passionflower supplements side effects?

Possible passionflower supplements side effects?

Generally safe: Unless used in excessive amounts, passion flower extracts are generally safe. Some patients may experience dizziness, confusion, sedation, and ataxia -- much more likely if also using CNS depressants like ambien, (zolpidem) benzodiazepines, etc. There was 1 reported case with nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and heart arrhythmia requiring hospitalization. Some passiflora species contain cyanogenic glycosides. ...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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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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Melatonoin plus l-theanine side effects?

Melatonoin plus l-theanine side effects?

You can read link: Below. It may cause decrease ability to focus and dizziness. Melatonin sometimes can cause shortness of breath esp. Those with history of asthma. (jokingly i can say that it can cause drowsiness which is the intended effect. This is what my patient exactly told me!) http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/334796-side-effects-of-melatonin-plus-theanine/. ...Read more

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Does Ayurvedic supplements have side effects?

Does Ayurvedic supplements have side effects?

Yes, of course: All supplements and all medications may cause side effects in some people some of the time. Supplements that have more side effects may cause problems in many people. Anything used as a supplement or medication that hasn't been scientifically well-tested may cause both uncertain amounts of desired effects and also unexpected side effects. ...Read more

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Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

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

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Estroven or remifemin side effects?

Estroven or remifemin side effects?

See below: Estroven contains black cohash which has caused isolated cases of liver damage and failure. You need to talk to your doctor before starting this medicine. ...Read more

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Can i take eleuthero siberian ginseng extract if i'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and ramipril?

Can i take eleuthero siberian ginseng extract if i'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and ramipril?

Probably not : Siberian ginseng can inhibit the metabolism of ace inhibitors (such as ramipril) -- making it build up in your system and possibly cause your blood pressure to be too low. One review also suggested siberian ginseng could inhibit metabolism of some antidepressants. You would not want either of these results! ...Read more

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Is gingko biloba and maca root safe supplements to take fot ssri induced sexual dysfunction? Currently on 30mg fluoxetine/day. Dosages? Other herbs?

Is gingko biloba and maca root safe supplements to take fot ssri induced sexual dysfunction?  Currently on 30mg fluoxetine/day. Dosages? Other herbs?

Herbs won't help: Unfortunately there is no good treatment of ssri induced sexual dysfunction. Taking a drug holiday for a few days sometimes helps but not with fluoxetine. The herbs will not help with tis problem or with anything else. ...Read more

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Is gingko biloba and maca root safe supplements to take fot ssri induced sexual dysfunction? Currently on 30mg fluoxetine/day. Dosages? Other herbs?

Is gingko biloba and maca root safe supplements to take fot ssri induced sexual dysfunction?  Currently on 30mg fluoxetine/day. Dosages? Other herbs?

Probably safe but...: There are some concerns gingko with fluoxetine might increase risk of seizures but it's unlikely. There are no known interactions with maca. BUT these are unlikely to help. The best solution is to stop fluoxetine and try different treatments but this should only be done with help of a doctor. Other antidepressants such as bupropion cause less dysfunction. Consider non-pharmacologic Rx-see comment: ...Read more

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Can ginko biloba cause gynocamastia?

Can ginko biloba cause gynocamastia?

Doubt it: Many reasons for gynecomastia including high estrogen, prolactin, several medicines but i don't believe ginko causes it. ...Read more

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Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Muscle aches: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) combines Zetia with simvastatin, and the most likely side effects would be muscle ache from the statin component. This is not common at a low dose, but can occur. Rarely, people complain of vague fuzziness of thinking. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba effective for memory improvement?

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. Dont give up and thanks for your question. Daily Exercise and meditation help memory. ...Read more

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Any vitamin B6 side effects?

Any vitamin B6 side effects?

From excessive doses: In general, vitamin b6 is extremely safe and well-tolerated, though it may cause stomach upset in some (esp. If taken without food.However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg) can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy (tingling & numbness) also headaches, fatigue & irritability, which will dissipate upon stopping b6. ...Read more