Induction of propranolol metabolism by Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 in rats.

@article{Zhao2006InductionOP,
  title={Induction of propranolol metabolism by Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 in rats.},
  author={Li-zi Zhao and Ming Huang and Jie Chen and Pui Lai Rachel Ee and Eli Chan and Wei Duan and Y Y Guan and Yun-Han Hong and Xiao Chen and Shufeng Zhou},
  journal={Current drug metabolism},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={
          577-87
        }
}
Ginkgo biloba is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world, due to its purported pharmacological effects, including memory-enhancing, cognition-improving, and antiplatelet effects. When used in the elderly, Ginkgo has a high potential for interactions with cardiovascular drugs. This study aimed to investigate the effects of the standard Ginkgo biloba extract (EGB 761) treatment on the pharmacokinetics of propranolol and its metabolism to form N-desisopropylpropranolol (NDP) in rats… 
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