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What is Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba) used for?

Tanakan® is commonly used for the treatment of numerous conditions, many of which are under scientific investigation. Available evidence supports ginkgo for managing dementia, anxiety, schizophrenia, and cerebral insufficiency (insufficient blood flow to brain).

How should I take Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba)?

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take Tanakan® by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Read the label carefully before using Tanakan®.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba)?

Tanakan® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Tanakan® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Tanakan® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Tanakan® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba)?

Before using Tanakan®, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction: to Tanakan®, excipients using for dosage form containing Tanakan®. The information is detailed in the leaflet.
  • Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
  • Pediatric.
  • Geriatric.
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Tanakan®.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Tanakan® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Tanakan®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba)?

As taking others medicines, taking Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba) can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of the side effects are listed below:

  • Gastrointestinal upset and headaches;
  • Higher or lower blood pressure;
  • Drowsiness or sedation;
  • Lower blood sugar levels;

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba)?

Tanakan® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval, such as:

  • Drugs for diabetes by mouth or insulin;
  • Aspirin;
  • Anticoagulants such as warfarin (Coumadin®) or heparin, anti-platelet drugs such as clopidogrel (Plavix®);
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®) or naproxen (Naprosyn®, Aleve®).

Does food or alcohol interact with Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba)?

Tanakan® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba)?

Tanakan® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba).

What is the dose of Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba) for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Tanakan® hydrochloride.

Recommended doses in some cases are 3 tablets per day.

What is the dose of Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba) for a child?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Tanakan® hydrochloride.

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Tanakan® (Ginkgo biloba) available?

Tanakan® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths: tablet 40 mg; solution 90 ml.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Tanakan®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

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