Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Take with food or milk to avoid stomach upset1
• Long term NSAID use may cause kidney impairment and increased potassium levels. Potassium is also a gastrointestinal irritant. Do not supplement potassium without consulting a physician.2
• Avoid alcohol3
• Licorice may protect the stomach against NSAID damage.4
• Avoid ginkgo with NSAID's, it could increase risk of bleeding.5
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Bailie GR. Acute renal failure. In Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, 6th ed. Vancouver, WA: Applied Therapeutics, 1995, 29-33.
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
4 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
4 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
5 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
5 Rosenblatt M, Mindel J. Spontaneous hyphema associated with ingestion of ginkgo biloba extract. N Engl J Med 1997; 336: 1108
5 Lamant V, Mauco G, Braquet P, Chap H, Douste-Blazy L. Inhibition of the metabolism of platelet activating factor (PAF-acether) by three specific antagonists from Ginkgo biloba. Biochem Pharmacol 1987; 36: 2749-52
5 Rowin J, Lewis SL. Spontaneous bilateral subdural hematomas associated with chronic Ginkgo biloba ingestion. Neurology 1996; 46: 1775-76
5 Chung KF, McCusker M, Page CP, et al. Effect of a ginkgolide mixture (BN 52063) in antagonizing skin and platelet responses to platelet activating factor in man. Lancet 1987; i: 248-50.
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