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Mixing Prescription meds and Herbal meds
SGBarbour posted:
I take the lowest dose of Prempro .3 (I know the risks, but it's the only thing that has helped my meno after trying every other type of relief) along with a Celexa lowest dose 20mg each night at 8pm. In the morning, I take a sublingual B-12 2500 mcg and a Ginkgo 120mg along with a green tea capsule and I was wondering if it was safe to take everything like I do. Suffered memory loss/lack of concentration/ forgetfulness from a drug called Vimovo that I took for 2 weeks for shoulder ball arthritis. Trying to get my focus back. I take an occasional Advil for the shoulder pain. I am a 50 y/o female in good health with no problems other than full blown menopause for 3 years (no periods at all) So please respond to let me know if I can take these prescription/herbal meds like I do or if something would be unsafe about them. Thanks for any help
Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear SGBarbour,
Certainly there is no problem with taking the Prempro and the Celexa. The data on Gingko is quite mixed, and there is very little standardization of the various products available in the US (I would refer you to the writings of the American Botanical Council-ABC-on the topic.) But if you are doing well, you should be fine-
Good luck,
Mary Jane

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