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Ginkgo Biloba

Generic Name: Ginkgo (GINK goe)
Drug class: herbal products

What is Ginkgo biloba?

The Ginkgo Biloba herb is also called Ginkgo Biloba biloba. Other names include Bai Guo Ye (Japanese), Baiguo (Chinese), Baiguo (English), and Baiguo Extrait de Ginkgo Biloba.Ginkgo biloba is used as an alternative medicine to treat anxiety and dementia. It can also be effective in treating leg pain due to blood circulation issues, menstrual problems, and vision problems from glaucoma, diabetes, or vertigo.Ginkgo biloba is also used for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), age-related dementia, asthma, tinnitus, high blood pressure, and other conditions such as multiple sclerosis. It can be taken to help treat sexual issues caused by antidepressants. Ginkgo biloba is not effective for treating any of these conditions, according to research.The research has found that Ginkgo biloba does not appear to have any effect on heart diseases.Research has not proved that alum can be used for other conditions, such as altitude sickness (sickness caused by high elevation), macular degeneration, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), dyslexia (discoloured or discoloured skin), migraines (sickness), bronchitis (sickness), digestion issues, urinary problems (skin sores), high cholesterol (high blood pressure), Raynaud’s syndrome (skin sores), and fibromyalgia (chronic fatigue).Ginkgo biloba may or may not be effective for treating medical conditions. The FDA has not approved the use of Ginkgo biloba for medical purposes. Ginkgo biloba is not to be substituted for medication that you have been prescribed by your physician.Ginkgo biloba is often sold as an herbal supplement. Many herbal supplements are not manufactured to a standard and have even been found to be contaminated by toxic metals or drugs. To minimise contamination, herbal or health supplements must be bought from a reputable source.Ginkgo biloba can be used in other ways not mentioned in the product guide.

Side effects of Ginkgo biloba

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling in your lips, face, throat, or tongue

If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop using Ginkgo Biloba immediately and contact your doctor.

  • Easy bruising and unusual bleeding in the nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum;
  • Any bleeding that won't stop
  • a seizure (convulsions); or
  • Feeling like you may pass out, if your pulse is weak, or if you are breathing shallowly

The skin can be affected by the Ginkgo biloba pulp, causing severe reactions such as itching, redness, and swelling.In animal studies, Ginkgo biloba leaf extract has been shown to increase the risk of thyroid carcinoma and liver cancer. In animal experiments, however, high doses were used. These effects may not occur if people use the doses that are recommended for humans.

Ginkgo biloba side effects may include:

  • upset stomach, constipation;
  • headache, dizziness;
  • Fast or pounding pulses.
  • mouth irritation; or
  • Skin .

There may be other side effects.For medical advice regarding potential adverse side effects, reach out to your physician. Report side effects by calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Please read all instructions on product labels and packaging. Inform your doctors about your allergies and medical conditions. Inform them which medications you are currently taking.

Before you take this drug

Ginkgo biloba should be avoided if you are also taking efavirenz (Sustiva or Atripla).

If you are suffering from:

  • diabetes;
  • seizures or epilepsy;
  • a bleeding or blood clotting disorder;
  • Allergies include poison ivy or poison oak.
  • Any food allergy;
  • If you plan to become pregnant (Ginkgo Biloba Biloba can affect your ability),

Ginkgo biloba has been classified as potentially unsafe during pregnancy. This product may cause early labour or heavy bleeding during birth. Avoid using this product while pregnant.Ginkgo can pass through breast milk and harm nursing babies. Avoid using this product while breastfeeding a child.Don't give herbal or health supplements to children without consulting a doctor.

How to takeGinkgo biloba?

Consult your physician before using herbal supplements. Consult a health practitioner trained to use herbal or nutritional supplements.Use Ginkgo Biloba as instructed on the label or by your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Use only the recommended amount of Ginkgo biloba.Ginkgo biloba leaf extract may be safe when consumed at the recommended dosage. Ginkgo biloba seeds are potentially unsafe when eaten after being roasted.Ginkgo Biloba fresh seeds are toxic and should not be eaten raw.Ginkgo biloba should not be used in different forms at the same time. (Leaf Extract, Roasted Seeds, Tablets, Tincture, Teas, etc.) without consulting a doctor. Combining different formulations increases the chance of overdosing.If the condition that you're treating with Ginkgo Biloba doesn't improve or worsens while using this supplement, call your doctor.Ginkgo biloba may affect your blood clotting, increasing the risk of bleeding. Stop taking Ginkgo Biloba two weeks before you have surgical or dental procedures.Keep away from heat, moisture, and light.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If your next dose is due soon, skip any missed ones and wait until then before taking another.You should not take extra Ginkgo Biloba in order to compensate for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

Aviod this

Ginkgo biloba should not be taken with herbal supplements or other health products that may also cause blood clotting. Angelica (dong-quai), cloves, capsicum, ginger, Ginkgo biloba, and horse chestnut are all included.Ginkgo biloba should not be taken with any herbal or health supplements that can cause seizures. This includes EDTA (EDTA), folic, GBL, GHB, L-carnitine, sage, and wormwood.

Interaction with other drug

You should not use Ginkgo Biloba unless you have received medical advice.

  • Any type of infection, including HIV or malaria;
  • Anxiety or depression
    Asthma or allergy?
  • cancer;
  • erectile dysfunction
  • heartburn, or gastroesophageal acid reflux (GERD)
  • High blood pressure or high cholesterol;
  • Migraine headaches
  • Psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • A psychiatric condition;

You should not use Ginkgo Biloba unless you have been advised by your doctor that any of these medications are being taken.

  • warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
  • Insulin, an oral diabetes medication
  • Narcotic medicine
  • NSAIDs (nonsteroidal pain relievers) include aspirin (Aspirin), ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib (Aleve), diclofenac (Meloxicam), and many others.

The list below is not exhaustive. Ginkgo may also interact with other drugs, such as vitamins and herbs. This product guide does not list all interactions.