GENERIC NAME: Ginkgo biloba
BRAND NAME: Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Ginkgo biloba is a natural herbal supplement. Ginkgo biloba may have antioxidant properties. Ginkgo biloba also slows down platelet binding in the body, which may increase bleeding risks. Ginkgo biloba is commonly used for memory improvement and dementia. Check with your health-care professional before using herbs or herbal supplements.
PRESCRIBED FOR: Ginkgo biloba is used for
- memory improvement,
- Alzheimer's disease,
- multiple sclerosis,
- tinnitus (ringing in the ears),
- sexual dysfunction,
- premenstrual syndrome,
- diabetic eye problems, and
SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of gingko biloba are
- abdominal discomfort,
- restlessness, and
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