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Side effects of Ginkgo

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There is very low risk associated with the use of Ginkgo; however, research has found that Ginkgo can cause unwanted side effects within certain people, more specifically, those who are:

- Suffering from severe circulatory dysfunctions
- Taking anticoagulant drugs (such as aspirin)
- Take certain types of antidepressants (such as MAOI’s and SSRI’s)
- Pregnant

Note: Recent studies suggest that Ginkgo has a very minimal impact on those taking anticoagulants, but caution is still advised.

Side effects in these conditions include:

- An increased risk of bleeding
- Nausea
- Gastrointestinal discomfort
- Headaches
- Diarrhoea
- Restlessness
- Heart palpitations

It is worth noting that standard preparations of Ginkgo are considered safe, and side-effects are very rare.

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