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Bleeding risk increased with concurrent use of warfarin and ginkgo

KEY POINT

Risk of bleeding increased almost 40% in patients taking concurrent warfarin and ginkgo biloba, according to an analysis of a large Veterans Administration database.

SOURCES

Stoddard GJ, et al. Ginkgo and warfarin interaction in a large veterans administration population. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015;2015:1174–83.