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Ginkgo Biloba Interactions and Bleeding
Ginkgo biloba decreases the ability of blood platelets to stick together. While this may be a beneficial effect in many situations, it can also increase the risk of bleeding. Combining ginkgo biloba with medications that increase the risk of bleeding could be dangerous. Some of these "blood-thinning" medicines that may lead to ginkgo biloba drug interactions include:
 
 
 
 
    • Alteplase (Activase®)
    • Reteplase (Retavase®)
    • Streptokinase (Streptase®)
    • Tenecteplase (TNKase®)
 
  
Do not combine ginkgo biloba with any of these medications without your healthcare provider's approval and supervision.
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