What is Phosphatidylcholine?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

Most popular types: Lipostabil IV Jarrow Formulas Mega PC-35 Livolin

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See also: Phosphatidylcholine (IV)

Phosphatidylcholine is found in soy lecithin. It is a dietary supplement. It is also infused for lipid exchange. It is used for high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, liver problems, bipolar depression, dementia, dyskinesias, gallbladder disease, headache, and MS.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 10 2
General health 6 1
multiple sclerosis 3 0
Loss of focus 1 0
Neurological Symptoms 1 0
Parkinson's disease 1 1

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  • 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 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Phosphatidylcholine

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Phosphatidylcholine

Dosage Patients
420 mg daily 1
420 mg twice daily 1
840 mg daily 1
1,680 mg daily 1
840 mg twice daily 1
8,000 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Phosphatidylcholine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently using Phosphatidylcholine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Phosphatidylcholine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 2
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3 patient evaluations for Phosphatidylcholine

jennikb
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jennikb
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Mar 19, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Weekly
Advice & Tips: This was more of a pilot test to see if my body could handle the procedure. Will resume a more aggressive treatment as soon as the supply is available.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Dawn Angel
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Dawn Angel
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
PD

See Dawn Angel's full Phosphatidylcholine history

Feb 28, 2012 (Started Sep 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Neuroprotection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 420 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Koendv
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Koendv
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: none
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
PMA

See Koendv's full Phosphatidylcholine history

Jul 25, 2011 (Started Dec 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for progressive muscular atrophy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Dec 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for progressive muscular atrophy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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