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Is It Safe?

Some people are more likely than others to experience problems due to ginkgo. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking it if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Safety of Ginkgo for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)

Dosing Information

Because ginkgo 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.
(Click Ginkgo Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Ginkgo may interact with several medications (see Drug Interactions With Ginkgo).

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much ginkgo may have overdose symptoms such as:
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Lack of muscle tone
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding (including dangerous internal bleeding).
If you think you may have taken too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Ginkgo Biloba Overdose for more information.)
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