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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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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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Can you take ginkgo biloba with norvir (ritonavir)?

Can you take ginkgo biloba with norvir (ritonavir)?

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

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Could a man with addison disease save to take ginkgo biloba? Which kind of supplement must be avoid?

Could a man with addison disease save to take ginkgo biloba? Which kind of supplement must be avoid?

Resource: Here's a good resource for ginko: http://goo.Gl/csmgx don't know of any benefit with addisons. This site also includes a list of interactions. ...Read more

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Can i take ginkgo biloba if i'm taking amlodpine besylate for high blood pressure? I have ringing in my ears i heard that ginkgo biloba would help.

Can i take ginkgo biloba  if i'm taking amlodpine besylate for high blood pressure? I have ringing in my ears i heard that ginkgo biloba would help.

No: First make sure your blood pressure is well controlled and not having wild fluctuations. Then see ENT dr re the ringing called tinnitus. Ginko can cause BP to go up. The only natrual remedy i know for tinnitus is lipoflavinoids. ...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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I take 240mg Ginkgo Biloba every day. Is it possible that I have diarrhea because I take too much Ginkgo?

I take 240mg Ginkgo Biloba every day. Is it possible that I have diarrhea because I take too much Ginkgo?

Just a thought: but why not stop the Ginkgo???? Conduct your own "experiment!!"

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements together?

Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements together?

See below: Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels & thus increases blood flow. Ginkgo thins the blood. So their is possibility of bleeding problems if both are taken, especially if one also takes ndaids or coumadin (warfarin). Discuss the benefit-risk ration of these 2 with your fp or internist or hematologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements on any one day?

Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements on any one day?

Nitricoxide: Nitric oxide supplements are usually supplied by l-argininie, which you have toi take at least 5000mgm .Gikobiloba has entirely different actions besides thinning platelets .But in smaller doses it should be compatible. ...Read more

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On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

Why????: None of the things you mention are of the slightest benefit for anything. They are sold by com men to suckers in order to cheat them out of their money. If you want a placebo I suggest a roll of Necco wafers. Some are worse than others. Put them all in a bag and take them to show your DR. ...Read more

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I bought some ginkgo biloba and I wanted to know since I have MS would this vitamin be okay to take. ?

I bought some ginkgo biloba and I wanted to know since I have MS would this vitamin be okay to take. 

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Caution w/ lexapro (escitalopram): While it is safe to take gingko if you have MS, there is a theoretical risk of an interaction with Lexapro (escitalopram) that increases seizure risk. There are many herbs more likely to help MS than gingko. I advise working with an integrative doctor.
Many who have been diagnosed with MS have Lyme disease, which can have similar symptoms but is treated differently. See http://tinyurl.com/pt3zqvl ...Read more

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I take 25 mg of zoloft (sertraline) daily, just bought a green superfood powder, it has ginkgo biloba, would it be safe in moderation?

I take 25 mg of zoloft (sertraline) daily,  just bought a green superfood powder, it has ginkgo biloba,  would it be safe in moderation?

Sertraline & Ginko?: ginko can be activating. So, if you're taking sertraline, an SSRI, in part to treat anxiety, Ginko could actually cause some anxiety. In patients who are being treated primarily for ️️depression, Ginko may help. The key is to discuss the risks/ benefits & side effects of this change in your regimen with your rx'ing MD before you make it! So ring ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamin A, Lutein and Ginkgo Biloba at once?

Is it ok to take vitamin A, Lutein and Ginkgo Biloba at once?

Supplements: Yes, these are safe to take together. Just be careful of the amount of Vit A as it not water soluble and can build up over time. ...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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Can I drink Ginkgo Biloba and Fish Oil supplements at the same time? If not, then how should I take them?

Can I drink Ginkgo Biloba and Fish Oil supplements at the same time? If not, then how should I take them?

Ginkgo & Fish Oil: are both good supplements. They are also blood thinners. The dose you take is important. A nutritionist would be a good person for you to see in order to determine that. Please consult w/your doc of you are on a blood thinner before taking either one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can ginkgo biloba(or other herbal alternatives for viagra (sildenafil) cure my ed/increase sex drive? I'm 20 & i take bupropion btw.

Can ginkgo biloba(or other herbal alternatives for viagra (sildenafil) cure my ed/increase sex drive? I'm 20 & i take bupropion btw.

Ginkgo Biloba: There are several natural herbs that can have an impact on libido and sex drive, including this one. Results vary with individuals. Check with your doctor as even herbal and natural medications should be documented in your chart, best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take neuro life from intenergy wich contains vitamins B12 6 and calcium and other ingredients as l carnosine ginkgo biloba. With zoloft (sertraline).

Is it ok to take neuro life from intenergy wich contains vitamins B12 6 and calcium and other ingredients as l carnosine ginkgo biloba. With zoloft (sertraline).

No: Ginko can interact with zoloft (sertraline) to cause a condition known as serotonin syndrome. This syndrome can cause rigidity, elevated pulse, hot flashes, and restlessness. This doesn't happen to everyone, but generally speaking the two substances should not be taken together. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba bad for liver? Recovering from mononucleosis, Aspartate Aminotransferase about 0,7 - can I take it?

Is ginkgo biloba bad for liver? Recovering from mononucleosis, Aspartate Aminotransferase about 0,7 - can I take it?

Gringo biloba : Ginko biloba is probably not bad for the liver, but I would check at the store you purchased it at to double check with the sales people. They can check this out for you. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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I take 1 500mg naproxen daily 4 inflam / joint pain. Will supplement Ginkgo Biloba 4 circulation also help?

I take 1 500mg naproxen daily 4 inflam / joint pain.   Will supplement Ginkgo Biloba 4 circulation also help?

Not a fan: Fans of ginkgo will tell you it is good for cerebral blood flow and it has antioxidant properties. See your provider for their opinion.
I doubt very much that it will help joint pain. Your Dr. needs to work you up for arthritis cause. ...Read more

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Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?

Only...: if you are interested in giving your money away to the makers and sellers of these supplements. These products are usually worthless for anyone on most American diets. Save your money for a gym membership and routine exercise. ...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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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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