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:
- 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 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 InformationBecause 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 InteractionsGinkgo may interact with several medications (see Drug Interactions With Ginkgo).
- Nausea and vomiting
- Lack of muscle tone
- 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.)