- What brand names are available for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?
- Is ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?
- What are the uses for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?
- What are the side effects of ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?
- What is the dosage for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?
- Is ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?
What brand names are available for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?
Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot
What are the side effects of ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?
Side effects of gingko biloba are
- abdominal discomfort,
- restlessness, and
Possible serious side effects of gingko biloba include:
What is the dosage for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?
- 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 tinnitusTake 120 – 160 mg per day in divided doses, 2 to 3 times a day.
- Sexual dysfunctionTake 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.
Which drugs or supplements interact with ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?
- 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.
- Combining efavirenz (Sustiva) with ginkgo may decrease the effects of efavirenz.
Is ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- There are no adequate studies of gingko biloba to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.
- It is not known whether gingko biloba is excreted in breast milk.
What else should I know about ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?
What preparations of ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral are available?
- 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.
How should I keep ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral stored?
There are many formulations of ginkgo biloba. Use the manufacturer's storage recommendations.
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot) is an herbal product used to improve memory problems of dementia and Alzheimer's disease; premenstrual syndrome; ringing in the ears; and some vision problems. Side effects include
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