What is Vinpocetine?

Category: Supplements

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Vinpocetine is said to increase the efficiency of brain cells, leading to increases in short term memory; increase blood supply to the brain by increasing cerebral metabolism, increase brain glucose and oxygen consumption, and act as a neuroprotectant.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 9 3
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 1 1
Cognitive impairment 1 0
Dizziness 1 0
Hydrocephalus 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vinpocetine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia) 1

Why patients stopped taking Vinpocetine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 8
Other 7
Side effects too severe 2
Expense 1
Personal research 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Vinpocetine

Duration

Stopped taking Vinpocetine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 8
Usually 5
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 8
Not specified 5
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1 patient evaluation for Vinpocetine

Mar 27, 2013 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped due to dizziness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 21, 2011 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

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