ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot) (cont.)

Pharmacy Author:
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of gingko biloba are



PREPARATIONS: Ginkgo biloba is available as oral capsules, liquid soft gels, tea extract, and liquid extract. Concentration of gingko biloba may vary from product-to-product due to multiple manufacturers producing various products.

STORAGE: There are many formulations of ginkgo biloba. Use the manufacturer's storage recommendations.

DOSING: (dosing may vary with the preparation [capsules, gels, extracts]; read manufacturer's directions before using this product).

  • Dementia: Take 120 – 240 mg per day in divided doses, 2 to 3 times a day.
  • Vertigo and tinnitus: Take 120 – 160 mg per day in divided doses, 2 to 3 times a day.
  • Sexual dysfunction: Take 60 – 240 mg by mouth twice a day.
  • Premenstrual symptoms: Take 80 mg by mouth twice a day, start on day 16 and continue to day 5 of next cycle.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Ginkgo biloba should be used with caution with medications that increase bruising and bleeding risks. Medications like aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Motrin), diclofenac (Voltaren), meloxicam (Mobic), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), warfarin (Coumadin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), and clopidogrel (Plavix) should be used with caution with ginkgo biloba. Check with your doctor before using this herbal product.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/31/2015

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pill Finder Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill identifier tool on RxList.

Back to Medications Index