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TANAKAN ® [Ginkgo Biloba extract]


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Tanakan (Ginkgo Biloba extract)  is a standardized extract of ginkgo biloba leaves. Ginkgo biloba known as one of the oldest living tree species on earth and its use in traditional medicine dates back to 3000 BC.

It is used in the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders, dementia, decreased mental capacity and tinnitus. Ginkgo extract also widely used in various OTC nootropic supplements.

The first pharmaceutical preparation of Ginkgo biloba was introduced in 1965 by German company “Dr. Willmar Schwabe Pharmaceuticals” under the trade name of Tebonin. Back then, it was one of the most widely prescribed drugs in Germany with more than 5 million prescriptions in 1988.

EGB 761 is the active ingredient of Tanakan @ and other pharmaceutical Ginkgo extracts including Tebonin. It is a standardized extract of Ginkgo biloba leaves, which consists of 24% flavone glycosides, 6% terpene lactones, bilobalide, and ginkgolides. EGB 761 is the golden standard of Ginkgo biloba supplementation and was used in hundreds of various clinical trials.

Because of the complex composition of the extract, its mechanism of action is also complex and diverse. The pharmacological effect of Tanakan relies mostly on its vasodilatory and neuroprotective properties. Buy Ginkgo Biloba extractto improve cerebral circulation, which is especially beneficial for elderly patients and patients with cerebrovascular disorders.

Neuroprotective effect of the drug is mediated by its antioxidant and free radical scavenging action, which may be responsible for its moderate anxiolytic and antidepressant effects that was demonstrated in some studies.

Here, you have a choice of several Gingko Biloba products of various manufacturers and different sizes. Bilobil is produced by a Slovenian company KRKA, Tanakan is produced by a French company IPSEN and Gingko Biloba extract is produced by a Russian company Vertex.

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Dosage and administration

The dosage is one capsule (40 mg) twice or thrice daily. The length of the treatment course should not be less than three months. The first clinical improvement is typically observed after the first month of treatment.

Side effects

  • Allergic reactions;
  • Nausea;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Headaches;
  • Hearing impairments;
  • Insomnia;
  • Vertigo;


  • Hypersensitivity;
  • Coagulopathy;
  • Erosive gastritis;
  • Peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum;
  • Acute cerebrovascular disorders;
  • Acute myocardial infarction;
  • Patient’s age under 18 years old.

It is not recommended to take Bilobil during pregnancy and lactation due to the lack of clinical data.

Drug interactions

The drug should not be used by patients who take Aspirin and anticoagulants (including Warfarin) on a regular basis. Coadministration with these drugs may increase the risk of bleeding due to prolongation of blood clotting time.

Special notes

If you experience vertigo or tinnitus please consult with a healthcare practitioner.

If you suddenly experienced hearing loss or impairment you should see a doctor immediately.

The drug contains lactose, thus should not be taken by lactose intolerant patients.

In very rare cases, azo dyes (E110, E124 and E151) may contribute to the development of bronchospasm.

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  2. B Field, R Vadnal (1998) Ginkgo biloba and Memory: An Overview https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27414695
  3. J Mix, W Crews (2000) An examination of the efficacy of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb761 on the neuropsychologic functioning of cognitively intact older adults https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10890330
  4. Wesnes et al (2000) The memory enhancing effects of a Ginkgo biloba/Panax ginseng combination in healthy middle-aged volunteers https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11140327
  5. 7 P Le Bars, J Kastelan (2000) Efficacy and safety of a Ginkgo biloba extract https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1127629
  6. Cieza et al (2003) Effects of Ginkgo biloba on mental functioning in healthy volunteers https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14602503
  7. Wu et al (2008) Ginkgo biloba extract improves coronary artery circulation in patients with coronary artery disease: contribution of plasma nitric oxide and endothelin-1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18446847
  8. DeKosky et al (2008) Ginkgo biloba for Prevention of Dementia: A Randomized Controlled Trial https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2823569/
  9. Bidon et al (2009) The Extract of Ginkgo biloba EGb 761 Reactivates a Juvenile Profile in the Skeletal Muscle of Sarcopenic Rats by Transcriptional Reprogramming https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2778626/
  10. Silberstein et al (2011) Examining Brain-Cognition Effects of Ginkgo Biloba Extract: Brain Activation in the Left Temporal and Left Prefrontal Cortex in an Object Working Memory Task https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3166615/
  11. R Ihl (2012) Gingko biloba extract EGb 761®: clinical data in dementia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22784427
  12. Brondino et al (2013) A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Ginkgo biloba in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: From Ancient Tradition to Modern-Day Medicine https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3679686/
  13. Wang et al (2013) Ginkgo biloba leaf extract improves the cognitive abilities of rats with D-galactose induced dementia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3596752/
  14. Tan et al (2015) Efficacy and adverse effects of ginkgo biloba for cognitive impairment and dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25114079
  15. Hashiguchi et al (2015) Meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of Ginkgo biloba extract for the treatment of dementia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4729005/
  16. K Nash, Z Shah (2015) Current Perspectives on the Beneficial Role of Ginkgo biloba in Neurological and Cerebrovascular Disorders https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4640423/
  17. M Hosseini-sharifabad, M Anvari (2015) Effects of Ginkgo biloba extract on the structure of Cornu Ammonis in aged rat: A morphometric study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4620195/
  18. Montes et al (2015) Ginkgo biloba Extract 761: A Review of Basic Studies and Potential Clinical Use in Psychiatric Disorders https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25642989
  19. Zhang et al (2016) An Overview of Systematic Reviews of Ginkgo biloba Extracts for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5138224/
  20. Zuo et al (2017) Advances in the Studies of Ginkgo Biloba Leaves Extract on Aging-Related Diseases https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5758353/
  21. Sadowska-Krępa (2017) Effects of Six-Week Ginkgo bilobaSupplementation on Aerobic Performance, Blood Pro/Antioxidant Balance, and Serum Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Physically Active Men https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579597/

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