What brand names are available for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?

Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot

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?

Ginkgo biloba is used for

What are the side effects of ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral?

Side effects of gingko biloba are

Possible serious side effects of gingko biloba include:

  • bleeding in the eye or brain,
  • severe bleeding after surgery,
  • severe allergic reactions,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • seizures (eating fresh gingko seeds), and
  • death (eating fresh gingko seeds).

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.

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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.

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Medically Reviewed on 3/5/2019


Medically reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP; Board Certified Emergency Medicine


National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. “Ginkgo.” Updated: June 2013.<https://nccih.nih.gov/health/ginkgo/ataglance.htm>

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