GINKGOFORCE GINKGO BILOBA TABLETS
Active substance(s): GINKGO BILOBA
Important things you need
This product is used to relieve
the symptoms of Raynaud's
syndrome and tinnitus.
This product is suitable for adults
over 18 years.
Ginkgo biloba tablets
Do's & Don'ts
1. What this product is for
Ginkgoforce is a traditional herbal
medicinal product used to relieve
the symptoms of:
Cold hands and feet
Pain, tingling or numbness in
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Don't take this product if you
are allergic to peanut, soya
or any of the ingredients: see
This is based on traditional use only.
Before you take this product: read
What is Raynaud's syndrome?
Dosage instructions: see section 3.
Talk to your doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not
improve within 4 weeks.
Side effects are minor and rare:
see section 4.
Now read the rest of this leaflet
carefully. Keep this leaflet. You may
need to read it again.
Raynaud's syndrome is a condition
where the blood supply to the
fingers and toes is interrupted in
response to changes in temperature
or emotional stress. This causes the
skin to turn white and can cause
pain, numbness or tingling. This
usually affects the fingers and toes.
2. Before you take this
3. How to take this
Do not take this product:
Adults and the elderly: Take 1
tablet twice daily after food. The
dose can be increased to 2 tablets
twice daily if necessary.
Not for use in children or those under
For oral use only. Don't take more
than the recommended dose.
If you are under 18 years of age.
If you are allergic to:
Peanut or soya. This
product contains soya
Any of the other ingredients
in this product. (See section
6 Further Information)
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you have been told by your
doctor that you have a bleeding
disorder. This means you have a
tendency to bleed for longer than
If you are due to have an
operation in the next 14 days.
If you take more of this
product than you should
If you take too much and feel
ill, talk to your doctor. Taking too
much is unlikely to be harmful.
If you forget to take this
Don't worry about the missed
dose. Take the next dose as usual.
If you feel this product isn't
See your doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve within
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Like all medicines, this product can
cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Minor side effects
The following minor side effects can
occur when using this product. These
are rare and likely to affect less than
1 in 1,000 people.
Feeling sick (nausea)
Digestive upsets such as sickness
These are often short-lived and
should get better on their own.
However if they persist, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist.
There have been very rare reports of
the following occurring after the use
of Ginkgo extracts:
Blistering of the skin and mucous
It is not known if these were caused
by Ginkgo. If you experience them
seek medical advice and take this
leaflet with you.
If you are concerned about any side
effect or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store this
Keep out of the reach and sight of
Do not use this product after the
expiry date which is stated on the
packaging. The expiry date refers
to the last day of that month.
Store in the original container.
Do not use this product if you
notice a change in colour. The
tablets should be speckled brown
6. Further Information
What this product contains
1 tablet contains 90 mg of extract
(as dry extract) from Ginkgo biloba L.
fresh leaf (3–5:1). Extraction solvent:
ethanol 60% m/m.
The other ingredients used for the
tablet are microcrystalline cellulose,
soya polysaccharide and magnesium
stearate (vegetable source).
Other side effects
Stop taking the product if any of
What this product looks like
and the contents of the pack
The tablets are round and speckled
brown in colour. This product is
available in packs containing 60 and
120 tablets. Not all pack sizes may
Registration Holder and
Traditional Herbal Registration
Holder and Batch Release:
Bioforce (UK) Ltd,
2 Brewster Place,
Irvine, Ayrshire, UK
Bioforce AG, CH-9325, Roggwil
THR No. 13668/0016
This leaflet was approved on 05/2009
What is Ginkgo biloba?
Ginkgo biloba is native to China
and is the oldest living tree species.
The leaves are used to produce
You should also know
Bioforce runs a helpline by phone
and email which can provide you
with further information.
Phone: 0845 608 5858
You can help to make medicines safer
by reporting any side effects to the
Yellow Card Scheme at
Alternatively you can get a paper
Yellow Card form from your doctor's
surgery or pharmacy, or call
freephone 0808 100 3352 (available
You can get a larger
print or audio version
of this leaflet.
Call this number:
0845 608 5858.
4. Possible side effects
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