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Can you talk Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg daily and Arginmax low dose like 3 capsules together agrimax contains ginko biloba L argenine ginsing etc???
If it feels good: Its OK. You might want to first sit down and figure out how much this will cost you a month. You might want to consult with someone who specializes in optimal health / complementary medicine to come up with an approach that achieves your therapeutic needs. (including proper exercise, sleep, balanced nutrition, emotional / educational and spiritual growth.) ...Read more
Sure.: Typically, there should not be any interaction between the 3 suplements. ...Read more
Not helpful: Probably safe but definitely not particularly helpful for ED ...Read more
Taking supplements for adrenal functions but need blood test. How long does siberian ginsing, licorice root and bovine stay in system?
First off, in addition to dr. James wilson's af site, this guy has a good article on af, causes, treatment etc.
as to how long things are in the system...We look at what doc's call "half-life". This is the time it takes to get 1/2 of it gone. They say it takes 5 half lives to totally clear it.
The half lives are-
sg. 8-7.4 hrs
lr 5 hours
(what do you mean bovine?). ...Read more
It can't: Gingko biloba is a flat out disappointment, and repetitive research has revealed no memory benefits whatsoever. Do not waste your money. Speech therapists who deal with cognitive rehabilitation can teach you coping skills which may make a difference and cognitive-behavioural specialists can also help. ...Read more
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
Sure: Don't waste your money. It doesn't help anyone, and besides, most OTC bottles of gingko don't even contain the agent. ...Read more
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
Unlikely: While most prudent physicians never say never, the issue with many of these "natural" products and their claims of efficacy are lack of reproducible testing. While there may be many individual testimonies of certain benefits from herbs and supplements, they have either not withstood the rigor of well controlled randomized trials or even ever been tested. ...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
Hello everyone, I hope all of you are doing well I just wanted to ask if taking ginka biloba is safe or not? Thanks =)
BUT CHECK IT OUT with your PCP since these "natural" medicines CAN interfere with medications precribed by your Doctor!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...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.
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
None: No beneficial effects have been proven in studies. ...Read more
The risks: Of too much applies to everything. Ginkgo is extracted by processing so stick to the dose on the label. ...Read more
Can one take Vital Ginkgo biloba 7000mg tablets while taking Trivenz, Aspavor 20mg and Coveram 10/5mg?
I want to know if I can take gongo biloba after taking an antibiotic or how long I have to wait before taking any medication?
I want to use ginko biloba pills for improving my studies is there any side effect on long /short term use please help med. Student?
Not helpful: No studies support using gingko biloba to improve either concentration or memory, despite the hype and press. Medical school is difficult and stressful, and requires lots of time and energy. Best ways to help memory is to eat well, exercise, sleep, follow routines that create breaks, and realize you cannot learn it all! Caution with caffeine and any stimulants too. Good luck and hang in there! ...Read more
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
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
No effect: Normally, no effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Not studied: I was unable to find any research on this subject, but the sense I got from surveying a number of websites is that there are unlikely to be any problems with taking the to simultaneously. ...Read more
For what condition?: Gingko has been discussed numerous times on this site and within the medical literature, and has yet to be proven of value in any ongoing medical condition. Don't misconstrue, as there are some OTC remedies that really do work such as St John's Wort, riboflavin, vitamin D-3, phosphatidyl serine, etc., BUT would not include Gingko in this list. ...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
A few: Not specifically. Mao inhibitors and maprotiline which are antidepressants not commonly used and linezolid, an antibiotic are the only absolute contraindications. However, all medications can interact with each other and it is always important to make each one of your prescribeing physicians aware of any other medications and of any health supplements or herbal products you may be takiing. ...Read more