Ginkgo Biloba Side Effects
Generic Name: ginkgo
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of ginkgo. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Ginkgo Biloba.
Not all side effects for Ginkgo Biloba may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
Applies to ginkgo: oral capsule, oral tablet
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using ginkgo (the active ingredient contained in Ginkgo Biloba) and call your healthcare provider at once if you have:
easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum);
any bleeding that will not stop;
a seizure (convulsions); or
weak pulse, weak or shallow breathing, feeling like you might pass out.
Touching or handling ginkgo fruit pulp can cause a severe skin reaction including redness, swelling, blistering, and itching for up to 10 days.
In animal studies, ginkgo leaf extract increased the risk of thyroid cancer and liver cancer. However, very high doses are used in animal studies. It is not known whether these effects would occur in people using doses recommended for human use.
Common side effects may include:
upset stomach, constipation;
fast or pounding heartbeats;
mouth irritation; or
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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