Features and Benefits
Ginkgo is a potent inhibitor of the pro-inflammatory compound platelet activating factor (PAF) and may assist with peripheral circulation and cognitive function in healthy individuals. Ginkgo has demonstrated antioxidant activity.
Each tablet contains:
Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo) extract equivalent to dry leaf 3.0 g (standardised to contain ginkolides & bilobalides 3.6 mg, standardised to contain ginkgo flavonglycosides 14.7 mg)
Dose and Usage
Adults and children over 12 years: 1 tablet 1-4 times daily
Caution in patients taking antiplatelet/anticoagulant drugs, antipsychotics such as haloperidol, anticonvulsants, HIV non-nucleoside transcriptase inhibitors, pioglitazone or glipizide. Caution is advised in patients taking metformin at doses greater than 1 g/day of the drug. Reduce dose of haloperidol or metformin if necessary in conjunction with prescribing physician. Increasing the intake of vitamin B6 may be advisable for patients taking anticonvulsants. Doses of standardised Ginkgo (50:1) extract greater than 240 mg/day, equivalent to more than 12 g/day of dried leaf may interact with benzodiazepines, omeprazole and tolbutamide. Contraindicated in patients taking nifedipine when the dose of standardised Ginkgo (50:1) extract is greater than 240 mg/day, equivalent to more than 12 g/day of dried leaf. Caution is advised in these patients at lower doses of Ginkgo. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia