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The main problem is that gingko will speed up how fast amitriptiline is processed by the liver
It is not necessarily hepatotoxic
I am still not seeing any responses from you
yes does that mean there will be less antidepressant effect I am not concerned
but your doctor can monitor and compensate for that.
And can monitor liver enzymes
if there is toxicity will I get any early warning symptoms
Not necessarily, that is why the doctor should do labs every 3 months for one or two times, then every 6 months, but as far as we know, the problem is not toxicity, but making the liver process your elavil faster
shouldi have a blood test for liver enzymes
That is what I said
Gingko is not know for liver toxicity
There is some concern with an increased risk of seizures with this medication.
With the combination.
That is again presumably due to an effect on elavil metabolism
So a normal side effect risk might be increased.
I know you are a ssceptic of the internet but it says there is unususal bleeding in vital organs and organ hepatoxicitiy and possibly convulsions
I am using FDA information
Take a look
Close monitoring by your doctor
If your doctor agrees
you can probably do this.
However, there is presumed risk
Other sources say no interactions.
So it is not a high interaction combination.
These are possibilities
what is Elavil metabolism?
how your liver breaks down amitryptalline
Amitryptalline is elavil
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