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Citicoline , also known as cytidine diphosphate-choline (CDP-Choline) and cytidine 5'-diphosphocholine is a psychostimulant/nootropic. It is an intermediate in the generation of phosphatidylcholine from choline.

Studies suggest that CDP-choline supplements increase dopamine receptor densities, and suggest that CDP-choline supplementation can ameliorate memory impairment caused by environmental conditions. Preliminary research at Harvard found that citicoline supplements help improve focus and mental energy and may possibly be useful in the treatment of attention deficit disorder.

It is an ingredient in some energy drinks such as "5-Hour Energy" and is available as an over the counter nutritional supplement.

Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics

Citicoline increases blood flow and O2 consumption in the brain. It is also involved in the biosynthesis of lecithin.

Citicoline Indications / Citicoline Uses

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Citicoline Adverse Reactions / Citicoline Side Effects

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Precautions

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Other Drug Interactions

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Other Interactions

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Dosage

Oral
Head injury
Adult: 200-600 mg daily in divided doses.

Oral
Cerebrovascular disorders
Adult: 200-600 mg daily in divided doses.

Oral
Parkinsonism
Adult: 200-600 mg daily in divided doses.

Parenteral
Head injury
Adult: Up to 1 g IM/IV daily.

Parenteral
Cerebrovascular disorders
Adult: Up to 1 g IM/IV daily.

Parenteral
Parkinsonism
Adult: Up to 1 g IM/IV daily.

Food(before/after)

May be taken with or without food. (Take with or between meals.)

List of Contraindications

Citicoline and Pregnancy

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Citicoline and Lactation

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Citicoline and Children

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Citicoline and Geriatic

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Citicoline and Other Contraindications

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Storage

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