Ginkgo Biloba Side Effects
Generic name: ginkgo
Note: This document contains side effect information about ginkgo. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ginkgo Biloba.
Some side effects of Ginkgo Biloba may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Applies to ginkgo: oral capsule, oral tablet
Although uncommon, serious side effects have been reported with the use of ginkgo (the active ingredient contained in Ginkgo Biloba) If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking ginkgo and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately:
an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
muscle spasms or cramps;
loss of consciousness.
Other less serious side effects have also been reported to occur. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you experience
Do not use ginkgo seeds or fruit pulp. These have been shown to be toxic. Also, do not handle the ginkgo fruit pulp. A severe reaction including skin redness, swelling, blistering, and itching lasting for 7 to 10 days has been reported.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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