Effectiveness of Ginkgo biloba in treating tinnitus: double blind, placebo controlled trial

  title={Effectiveness of Ginkgo biloba in treating tinnitus: double blind, placebo controlled trial},
  author={S. Drew and E. Davies},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • S. Drew, E. Davies
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • Abstract Objective: To determine whether Ginkgo biloba is effective in treating tinnitus. Design: Double blind, placebo controlled trial using postal questionnaires. Participants: 1121 healthy people aged between 18 and 70 years with tinnitus that was comparatively stable; 978 participants were matched (489 pairs). Intervention: 12 weeks' treatment with either 50 mg Ginkgo biloba extract LI 1370 three times daily or placebo. Main outcome measures: Participants' assessment of tinnitus before… CONTINUE READING
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