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Complementary Medicine

Ginkgo Biloba

02/07/2007

Question:

I have high blood pressure that I am controlling with medication. I want to take a supplement that includes CO Q10 and Ginkgo Biloba. Is it safe for me to add this vitamin to my diet?

Answer:

This question has been forwarded by Diet and Nutrition:

Probably safe but ginko can raise your blood pressure. Co-Q 10 does not usually present a risk.

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Response by:

Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Formerly:
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University