What is Phosphatidylcholine?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: 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.

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Perceived effectiveness

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Side effects

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Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Phosphatidylcholine

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Phosphatidylcholine

Dosage Patients
840 mg daily 1
1,200 mg daily 1
1,680 mg 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
See all 5 patients who’ve stopped taking Phosphatidylcholine

Duration

Currently taking Phosphatidylcholine

Duration Patients
2 years or more 4

Stopped taking Phosphatidylcholine

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3-6 months 1
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 1

Adherence


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3
75%
Usually
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1
25%
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0
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Never taken as prescribed
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Burden


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A little hard to take
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3
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Cost per month


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$200+
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$100-199
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$50-99
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$25-49
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< $25
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Cost per month
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2 patient evaluations for Phosphatidylcholine

Dawn Angel
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Dawn Angel
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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 PMA (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 PMA (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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