Ginkgo biloba

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Dementia, Peripheral vascular disease
Adult: 120-240 mg daily in 1-2 divided doses.
Should be taken with food. Take just before meals.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ epilepsy, pre-existing bleeding disorder. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Nervous: Headache, dizziness, convulsions.
CV: Palpitations.
GI: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea.
Haematologic: Bleeding disorders.
Dermatologic: Pruritus, rash, allergic reaction.
Drug Interactions
Prolonged bleeding time when used concomitantly w/ warfarin, acetylsalicylic acid and ibuprofen. Decrease serum concentration of both valproic acid and phenytoin resulting in seizures. Enhance adverse effects of vit K antagonists.
Description: Ginkgo biloba contains medicinal constitutents such as flavonoids, which act as a free-radical scavenger, and terpene trilactones (e.g. ginkgolides), as platelet-activating factor inhibitor. It is believed to have beneficial effect on circulatory and cognitive disorders.
Store below 30°C.
MIMS Class
Other Complementary Health Products
Anon. Ginkgo Biloba. Lexicomp Online. Hudson, Ohio. Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, Inc. Accessed 15/06/2017.

Buckingham R (ed). Ginkgo Biloba. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference [online]. London. Pharmaceutical Press. Accessed 15/06/2017.

Ginkgo Pellet (Washington Homeopathic Products). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. Accessed 15/06/2017.

Tebonin Forte (Schwabe Pharma). MIMS Singapore. Accessed 21/06/2017.

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