ginkgo and isentress and truvada
Apr 24, 2012
are there any documented negative contrandications between ginkgo biloba and isentress and truvada when taken concurrently with one another?
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Drug interactions are a very important topic to be aware of- especially when it comes to HIV medications, there are significant risks of decreased potency.
Ginkgo has the potential to interact with many medications that are metabolized using the liver cytochrome system (this could include meds like efavirenz and protease inhibitors). However, since your particular medications (raltegravir, tenofovir and FTC) don't undergo significant cytochrome metabolism, it's unlikely that there will be significant problems.
Nevertheless, be sure to let your health care provider know about the use of this and any other supplements, in order to be mindful of any possible issues.
Be well, BY
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