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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Ginkgo Stay In Your System After You Stop Taking It

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How long does ginkgo stay in your system after you stop taking it?

How long does ginkgo stay in your system after you stop taking it?

Ginko: As with any medication, the amount of the medication, and the number of doses dictates the amount of drug, and length of time it is in your system. Ginko is usually taken in doses of between 40-200mg per day, the lower dose will be out of your system in about one day, and with the higher dose 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Can prescription or OTC drugs that cause vasodilation worsen peripheral neuropathy? I have had to stop taking norvasc, (amlodipine) garlic, and ginkgo biloba due to this.

Can prescription or OTC drugs that cause vasodilation worsen peripheral neuropathy? I have had to stop taking norvasc, (amlodipine) garlic, and ginkgo biloba due to this.

Yes, possibly: Peripheral neuropathy often comes from damaged nerves sending aberrant impulses--tingling, pins/needles, burning, cold, or numbness. Vasodilation which increases blood flow to peripheral nerves usually helps restore normal function of the nerves; sometimes an undesirable side effect is for numbness to lessen, unmasking more painful neuropathic sensations. ...Read more

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Is Ginkgo Biloba made medicine really good for brain? Has it any side effect or is it safe to take it life long in order to improve brain functions.

Is Ginkgo Biloba made medicine really good for brain? Has it any side effect or is it safe to take it life long in order to improve brain functions.

Little evidence: There's very little evidence that Ginkgo biloba can treat or prevent dementia or improve memory in normal people. It can cause bleeding problems during surgery or in people with bleeding problems.

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How long will it take for a combination fish oil and ginkgo baloba supplement to become effective?

How long will it take for a combination fish oil and ginkgo baloba supplement to become effective?

Fish oil and Ginkgo: Are both mild blood thinners. Please do not take them together unless cleared by your doc. The speed of their helpfulness depends on what you are using them for. Fish oil will reduce triglycerides in a few months. Memory help w/that combo is probably about the same. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is Ginkgo better taken with food or at empty stomach? How long time does it have to be taken to feel the effects? Can you tell me any pharmacokinetics?

Is Ginkgo better taken with food or at empty stomach? How long time does it have to be taken to feel the effects? Can you tell me any pharmacokinetics?

Ginkgo: As far as I know, ginkgo can be taken with or without food. It can take up to 4-6 weeks to have an effect. It has many suggested indications and many purposed mechanisms of action. It's main active components seem to be flavonoids and terpenoids. Its concentration can vary greatly, so if you take it, get it from a good reliable source. The biggest side effect is bleeding so be cautious. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge for 3days now its already 6days my period ended. No smell, pain, itch. Iam drinking ginkgo biloba for 1week now should I stop it?

I have brown discharge for 3days now its already 6days my period ended. No smell, pain, itch. Iam drinking ginkgo biloba for 1week now should I stop it?

Ginkgo: Has nothing to do with it! This sounds like "old blood" and occasionally menstrual "remnants" can persist after a period! I assume you douche after your period?? If NOT then suggest that. Also suggest if it persists a conversation with your GYN is indicated!
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I was diagnosed with Vitiligo. It is in early stage but spots appear everyday. Can I use Ginkgo or Alpha Lipoic acid to stop progression? I'm pregnant

I was diagnosed with Vitiligo. It is in early stage but spots appear everyday. Can I use Ginkgo or Alpha Lipoic acid to stop progression? I'm pregnant

NO NO: Neither of these will be of any benefit for anything. You are foolish to use these, especially during pregnancy. Topical steroid cream is safe to use during pregnancy and MAY reverse vitiligo. If you have a significant emotional problem with vitiligo you can use cover-up cream or skin dye. See a dermatologist for best results. ...Read more

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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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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 I take Ginkgo Wile im taking zolofet Buspar abilify (aripiprazole)?

Can I take Ginkgo Wile im taking zolofet Buspar abilify (aripiprazole)?

NO: Ginkgo has multiple side effects including increase on your anxiety. Avoid these "natural products" when you are taking other medications. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo good for memory?

Is ginkgo good for memory?

No-but controversial: Large randomized clinical trials in the US and published by respected medical journal suggested that "ginkgo provides no measurable benefit in memory or related cognitive function to adults with healthy cognitive function". However, large doses of gingko have been reported by some studies to improve moderate to severe dementia. I would suggest assume no until more infor becomes available. ...Read more

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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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Could ginkgo baloba really work for improving memory?

Could ginkgo baloba really work for improving memory?

Save your money: It does NOT help, and this has been proven via numerous formal and informal studies. ...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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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 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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Is ginkgo also good for eczema on children?

Is ginkgo also good for eczema on children?

Not Known: I am not aware of any evidence that it works for eczema or doesn't.Also not aware of studies as to whether it is safe for kids. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm trying to fix my libido problem with ginkgo and?

What do you advise if I'm trying to fix my libido problem with ginkgo and?

I would advise: I would advise you to go to your physician and have your hormone levels checked and have an appropriate history and physical to find and treat any underlying causes. ...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

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Can ginkgo interact with sylimarine?

Not that I know of: I do not know of any interactions between the two. ...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