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Are there any reasons to avoid Ginkgo biloba?

The following cautions should be considered before using Ginkgo biloba:

Situations in which use of Ginkgo biloba is not advised:
Do not use Ginkgo biloba in the presence of a specific allergy to ginkgo. The safety of using ginkgo during pregnancy has not been established.

Side effects:
Some possible side effects of using Ginkgo biloba include gastrointestinal upsets, headaches or allergic skin reactions. Some individuals report irritability or restlessness after taking large doses of ginkgo.

Drug interactions:
Do not use Ginkgo biloba with Coumadin or other blood-thinning drugs except under medical supervision. Gingko increases the effect of these medications.

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