What is Huperzine A?

Category: Supplements

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Huperzine A is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. It has been used for centuries for various problems including memory and alertness. In the US Huperzine A is sold as a dietary supplement for memory support. It is used to treat senile dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 3 1
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) 2 2
Brain fog 2 2
Myasthenia Gravis 1 1
Support hormone balance 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Huperzine A

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Huperzine A

Dosage Patients
1 tablet(s) every other week 1
200 mcg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Huperzine A

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped taking Huperzine A

Duration

Currently taking Huperzine A

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Huperzine A

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Huperzine A.