How Ginkgo interacts with Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Using ginkgo and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatroy drugs at the same time over long periods of time may increase the chance of adverse effects in the stomach seen with these medications, including bleeding. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include ibuprofen, naproxin, etodolac, flurbiprofen, indomethacin, ketorolac tromethamine, mefenamic acid, nabumetone, oxaprozin, sulindac, tolmentin, diclofenac, fenoprofen, ketoprofen, meclofenamate, meloxicam, piroxicam, celecoxib, rofecoxib, valdecoxib


  1. Kleijnen J, et al. Ginkgo biloba. Lancet. 1992;340(8828):1136-39.