GINKGO

Other Names:

Abricot Argenté Japonais, Adiantifolia, Arbre aux Écus, Arbre aux Quarante Écus, Arbre du Ciel, Arbre Fossile, Bai Guo Ye, Baiguo, Extrait de Feuille de Ginkgo, Extrait de Ginkgo, Fossil Tree, Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, Ginkgo Extract, Ginkgo Folium, Ginkgo Leaf Extact, Ginkgo Seed, Graine de Ginkgo, Herba Ginkgo Biloba, Japanese Silver Apricot, Kew Tree, Maidenhair Tree, Noyer du Japon, Pei Go Su Ye, Salisburia Adiantifolia, Yen Xing, Yinhsing.

 

Description: It has been postulated that may be used in cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular disorders.

  • May be used for anxiety reduction, improvement of mental function, treatment of dementia, vision problems, poor blood flow, PMS, schizoprenia, tardive diskinesia, vertigo and dizziness.

How to use:

  • Always refer to your doctors instructions before taking this medication. Duration and dosage will be determined by your medical condition and its response to the medication. Make sure to take this medication in the prescribed amount and time period even after symptoms disappear. Discontinuing the medication before completion of treatment may cause incomplete treatment of condition. If Symptoms persist, consult your doctor .

Minor side effects (if these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor)

  • Stomach upset, headache, dizziness, constipation, forceful heartbeat, and allergic skin reactions.

Serious side effects (inform your doctor immediately)

  • May increase the risk of liver and thyroid cancers.
  • May increase risk of bruising and bleeding.

Severe allergic reactions are rare. Get immediate medical help if you notice the following:

  • Rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • May cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, mango rind, or cashew shell oil.

Precautions

  • Inform your doctor.
    • Allergy to the medication or any allergies.
    • Medical History of bleeding disorders, diabetes, seizures, eficiency of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD), infertility and surgery.
  • Should only be used when there is a clear need during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby. If you are planning to be pregnant or think you may be pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of use with your doctor.
  • It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Before breast-feeding, consult your physician.

 

Interactions:

Taking multiple drugs may affect how medications work and/or cause unwanted side effects. List down all the medications you are taking and inform your physician and pharmacist. Do not take, discontinue, or alter any dose of medications without prior approval of your physician.

  • Products that may interact with this medication include:
    • Ibuprofen, Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) such as aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Missed Dose: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and as soon as you remember, take a regular dose or if the time of the next dose is near, wait for it before taking another dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not increase the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Storage:

  • Room temperature
  • Do not expose to light and moisture
  • Do not store in the bathroom
  • Keep all medications away from pets and children

 

Brands

Available Brands

  • Tebokan [ Schwabe Pharma ]
  • Tebonin Forte [ Schwabe Pharma ]

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