How Ginkgo interacts with MAO inhibitors

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Studies report that ginkgo may act in the body like some of these medications, which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include phenelzine, tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid


  1. View Abstract: White HL, et al. Extracts of Ginkgo biloba Leaves Inhibit Monoamine Oxidase. Life Sci. 1996;58(16):1315-21.