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Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Ginkgo biloba may slow down your ability to process midazolam.
What might happen:
Your blood levels of midazolam may increase causing harmful effects.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medications together or if you stop taking ginkgo biloba. Contact your doctor if you experience increased tiredness or confusion.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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