Tebofortin Uses

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What is Tebofortin?

Tebofortin is an herb also known as Tebofortin biloba, Abricot Argenté Japonais, Adiantifolia, Arbre aux Écus, Arbre du Ciel, Arbre Fossile, Bai Guo Ye, Baiguo, Extrait de Tebofortin, Fossil Tree, Graine de Tebofortin, Herba Tebofortin Biloba, Japanese Silver Apricot, Kew Tree, Maidenhair Tree, Noyer du Japon, Pei Go Su Ye, Salisburia Adiantifolia, Yen Xing, Yinhsing, and other names.

Tebofortin has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid in improving mental function or treating anxiety, dementia, leg pain caused by blood circulation problems, premenstrual symptoms, vision problems caused by glaucoma or diabetes, vertigo (dizziness), or a movement disorder (tardive dyskinesia) caused by taking certain antipsychotic drugs.

Tebofortin has also been used to treat seasonal affective disorder, age-related memory loss, asthma, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, cocaine addiction, or sexual problems caused by taking antidepressants. However, research has shown that Tebofortin may not be effective in treating these conditions.

Research has shown that Tebofortin is not likely to be effective in treating heart disease.

Other uses not proven with research have included altitude sickness, macular degeneration (age-related vision loss), attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, vitiligo (discolored skin), migraines, bronchitis, digestion problems, urination problems, skin sores, high cholesterol, Raynaud's syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, blood clots, stroke, and cancer.

It is not certain whether Tebofortin is effective in treating any medical condition. Medicinal use of this product has not been approved by the FDA. Tebofortin should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.

Tebofortin is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

Tebofortin may also be used for purposes not listed in this product guide.

Tebofortin indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

Improvement of memory, concentration and mental alertness.

Prevention of further degeneration of cognitive function, social functioning ability and depressive mood associated with dementia syndromes eg, Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. Tinnitus, vertigo, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, improves blood circulation.

Note: Prior to starting treatment with Ginkgo extract, clarification should be obtained as to whether the pathological symptoms encountered are not based on an underlying disease requiring a specific treatment.

Improvement of the pain-free walking distance in peripheral arterial occlusive disease in Fontaine stage II (intermittent claudication) within the framework of physical therapeutic measures, in particular walking training.

Vertigo of vascular and involutional origin.

Adjuvant treatment in case of tinnitus of vascular and involutional origin.

Frequently occurring dizziness and tinnitus always need to be clarified by a physician.

In case of sudden hearing deficit or hearing loss, patient should immediately consult a physician.

How should I use Tebofortin?

Use Tebofortin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Dosing depends on the use and the source of the product.
  • Use as directed on the package, unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.
  • If you miss taking a dose of Tebofortin for 1 or more days, there is no cause for concern. If your doctor recommended that you take it, try to remember your dose every day.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Tebofortin.

Uses of Tebofortin in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Cerebrovascular and peripheral activator, dementia.

Tebofortin description

Each film-coated tablet contains EGb 761® [dry extract from Tebofortin leaves (35-67:1)]; Extraction Agent: Acetone 60% (m/m).

The extract in each film-coated tablet is quantified to flavonoids 26.4-32.4 mg, calculated as flavone glycosides, and terpene lactones 6.48-7.92 mg of which gingkgolides A, B, C 3.36-4.08 mg as well as bilobalide 3.12-3.84 mg, and contains ginkgolic acids <0.6 mcg.

Tebofortin also contains the following excipients: Croscarmellose sodium, colloidal silica; hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, macrogol 1500; magnesium stearate; maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose, dimethicone, α-octadecyl-ω-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene)-5; talcum; titanium dioxide E171; iron oxide E172.

Tebofortin dosage


Dosage: 1 tab daily. For more intensive use, 1 tab may be taken twice daily. The intake of Tebofortin is independent of meals.

Tebofortin interactions

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What other drugs will affect Tebofortin?

In case of simultaneous application of Tebofortin with coagulation-inhibiting drugs (eg, phenprocoumon, warfarin, clopidogrel, acetylsalicylic acid and other nonsteroidal antirheumatics) it cannot be excluded that the effect of these medicines are enhanced.

As for all medicinal preparations, it cannot be excluded that Tebofortin acts on the metabolization of other different medicinal preparations which may influence the potency and/or duration of the effect of the preparation concerned. There are no sufficient investigations available on these effects. Inform the physician if administering or have recently taken any other medicines including medicines obtained without prescription.

Tebofortin side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Tebofortin?


There are no verified data on the frequency of the undesirable effects observed during treatment with Tebofortin-containing preparations, since these adverse effects have become known through single reports from patients, physicians or pharmacists. According to these reports, the following side effects may occur during treatment with Tebofortin: Nervous System Disorders: Headache.

Vascular Disorders: Bleeding from single organs has been reported.

Gastrointestinal Disorders: Mild gastrointestinal disturbances.

Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: Allergic skin reactions (reddening, swelling, itching).

Tebofortin contraindications

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Hypersensitivity to Tebofortin or to any of the excipients of Tebofortin.

Use in lactation: It is unknown whether Tebofortin/metabolites are excreted in human milk. A risk to the newborns/infants cannot be excluded. Tebofortin should not be used during breastfeeding.

Active ingredient matches for Tebofortin:

Ginkgo Biloba in Switzerland.

Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Drops; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba
Tablet, Effervescent; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba

List of Tebofortin substitutes (brand and generic names):

Solution; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba Extract Standardized 40 mg / ml (Intersan)
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba Extract Standardized 40 mg (Intersan)
Tarvibilo 3 Blister x 10 Tablet
Tarvibilo 60 mg x 3 Blister x 10 Tablet
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba 40 mg (Schwabe Pharma)
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba 80 mg (Schwabe Pharma)
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba 120 mg (Schwabe Pharma)
Tebokan 100's (Schwabe Pharma)$ 49.60
Tebokan Spesial 80 mg x 30's (Schwabe Pharma)$ 32.18
Tebokan Forte 120 mg x 30's (Schwabe Pharma)$ 48.24
Tebokan 40 mg x 20's (Schwabe Pharma)$ 12.13
TEBOKAN FORTE 120MG TABLET 1 strip / 15 tablets each (Schwabe Pharma)$ 8.25
Tebokan tab 40 mg 20's (Schwabe Pharma)$ 15.56
Dragee; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba 40 mg (Asi)
Solution; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba 40 mg (Asi)
Tebonin Forte 120 mg x 30's (Asi)
Tebonin 80 mg x 30's (Asi)
Tebonin 120 mg x 2 Blister x 15 Tablet (Asi)
Dragee; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba 40 mg
Dragee; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba 40 mg (Schwabe Pharma)
Dragee; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba 80 mg (Schwabe Pharma)
Tebonin Forte 120 mg x 30's (Schwabe Pharma)$ 49.62
Tebonin Forte film-coated tab 120 mg 30's (Schwabe Pharma)
Tebonin Forte FC tab 120 mg 30's (Schwabe Pharma)$ 66.96
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba 120 mg
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba 80 mg
Tisoba 40 mg x 5 Blister x 10 Tablet
Solution; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba Extract standardized 40 mg / dose (Beaufour)
Dragee; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba
Dragee; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba (Novartis consumer)
Solution; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba Dry Extract 40 mg / ml
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba Dry Extract 40 mg
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Ginkgo Biloba Dry Extract 60 mg
Yucarmin 17.5 mg/5 mL x 10 tube
Yucarmin 40 mg x 10 Blister x 10 Tablet


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