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GINKGOFORCE GINKGO BILOBA TABLETS

Active substance(s): GINKGO BILOBA

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Important things you need
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Ginkgoforce®

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Ginkgo biloba tablets

Do's & Don'ts

Information

This product is used to relieve
the symptoms of Raynaud's
syndrome and tinnitus.
This product is suitable for adults
over 18 years.

1. What this product is for
Ginkgoforce is a traditional herbal
medicinal product used to relieve
the symptoms of:
Raynaud's syndrome
Cold hands and feet
Pain, tingling or numbness in
the extremities
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Don't take this product if you
are allergic to peanut, soya
or any of the ingredients: see
section 6.

This is based on traditional use only.

Before you take this product: read
section 2.

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.

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2. Before you take this
product

3. How to take this
product

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
18.
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:
Ginkgo products.
Peanut or soya. This
product contains soya
polysaccharide.
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
is normal.
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
product
Don't worry about the missed
dose. Take the next dose as usual.

If you feel this product isn't
working
See your doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve within
4 weeks.

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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.
Digestive symptoms
Feeling sick (nausea)
Digestive upsets such as sickness
or diarrhoea
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
membranes (Stevens-Johnson
syndrome)
Bleeding disorders
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.

Skin reactions
Itching (pruritis)

5. How to store this
product
Keep out of the reach and sight of
children.
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
in colour.

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).

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Other side effects
Allergic reactions
Headache
Stop taking the product if any of
these occur.

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
be marketed.

Traditional Herbal
Registration Holder and
Manufacturer
Traditional Herbal Registration
Holder and Batch Release:
Bioforce (UK) Ltd,
2 Brewster Place,
Irvine, Ayrshire, UK
KA11 5DD
Manufacturer:
Bioforce AG, CH-9325, Roggwil
Switzerland
THR No. 13668/0016
Certification Mark

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
Ginkgoforce tablets.

You should also know
Bioforce runs a helpline by phone
and email which can provide you
with further information.
Email: enquiries@avogel.co.uk
Phone: 0845 608 5858
You can help to make medicines safer
by reporting any side effects to the
Yellow Card Scheme at
www.yellowcard.gov.uk.
Alternatively you can get a paper
Yellow Card form from your doctor's
surgery or pharmacy, or call
freephone 0808 100 3352 (available
10am-2pm Monday-Friday).

You can get a larger
print or audio version
of this leaflet.
Call this number:
0845 608 5858.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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