What You Need to Know About Ginkgo Biloba
Dosing InformationBecause ginkgo biloba is a dietary supplement, not a "drug," the best doses have not been thoroughly established. Make sure to follow the specific instructions on your particular product.
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Side Effects of Ginkgo BilobaMany people believe that natural products, such as ginkgo biloba, do not have side effects. However, many natural products cause side effects, some of which can be quite serious. Common side effects of ginkgo biloba include but are not limited to:
(Click Ginkgo Biloba Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug InteractionsGinkgo biloba may interact with several medications (see Ginkgo Biloba Drug Interactions).
Is Ginkgo Biloba Safe?Some people are more likely than others to experience problems due to ginkgo biloba. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking it if you have:
- A bleeding disorder
- Seizures or epilepsy
- An upcoming surgery
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Ginkgo Biloba and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Ginkgo Biloba and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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