Ginkgo Biloba Side Effects & Warnings

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Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing.

Ginkgo can cause headaches, seizures, irritability, restlessness, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting; if these symptoms develop, check with your practitioner to see if you should lower your dosage or stop taking ginkgo completely.

Some people are unable to tolerate ginkgo even in small doses.

Do not use if you have a clotting disorder.

Do not give ginkgo to children without a doctor's supervision.

Use in medicinal amounts only in consultation with a healthcare professional.

Ingestion of the fruit pulp can cause severe gastrointestinal irritation, erythema and edema, and the rapid formation of vesicles resulting in severe itching.

Ginkgo reinforces warfarin action by heterogeneous mechanisms. It should thus not be used in patients on oral anticoagulant and/or antiplatelet therapy.

Ginkgo may increase the risk of bleeding or potentiate the effects of warfarin therapy.

Interactions include bleeding when combined with warfarin, raised blood pressure when combined with a thiazide diuretic and coma when combined with trazodone.

The standardized extract of Ginkgo Biloba has an inhibitory action on blood pressure and it may influence cortisol release in response to some stress stimuli.

Ginkgo and trazodone may cause an adverse interaction.


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