What is Citicoline?

Category: Supplements

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Citicoline is also known as Cytidine 5'-diphosphocholine or CDP-choline. It is a nutrient found in the body and also a available as a supplement over the counter, most often called CDP-choline. Citicoline has been proposed to protect nerve cells in conditions where there is low oxygen availability.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Brain fog 2 2
Parkinson's disease 2 1
Brain metastasis 1 1
Cognitive decline 1 0
Slurred speech 1 2
Support brain health 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
6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Citicoline

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Citicoline

Dosage Patients
250 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Citicoline

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Citicoline

Duration

Currently taking Citicoline

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped taking Citicoline

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