Find & Manage Your Patient Assistance Programs
Estimated patient savings $600,000,000.00
Ginkgo biloba extract oral
GINKGO (Ginkgo biloba) - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

GINKGO (Ginkgo biloba) - ORAL

Uses

Ginkgo leaves have been used for improving blood flow, memory loss due to certain brain problems (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, stroke), as well as for relieving dizziness, and for ringing in the ears. Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use. The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

How To Use

Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product for memory loss or brain problems. Your condition may require medical evaluation or prescribed medication. This herbal product should not be used for more than 3 months. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects

Stomach upset nausea, diarrhea or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor promptly. Very unlikely but report promptly: fainting, trouble speaking, weakness, unusual bleeding or bruising. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this product, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: blood/bleeding problems (e.g., hemophilia), any allergies. Ginkgo may decrease the ability of blood to clot. Tell medical personnel that you are using this product before you have surgery or dental work performed. Liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence or liver disease. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of this product. Ginkgo is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this product. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially: blood thinners (e.g., warfarin), aspirin, NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen), trazodone. Check all labels for nonprescription pain relievers or fever reducers, as many contain aspirin or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen or ketoprofen. Consult your pharmacist if you are uncertain.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include seizures.

Notes

Keep all regular medical and laboratory test appointments.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.