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See Available Brands of Vinpocetine in India

P - Contraindicated in pregnancy
L - Contraindicated in lactation

Vinpocetine (brand names: Cavinton, Intelectol; chemical name: ethyl apovincaminate) is a semisynthetic derivative alkaloid of vincamine (sometimes described as "a synthetic ethyl ester of apovincamine"), an extract from the periwinkle (plant) Vinca minor.

Vinpocetine is reported to have cerebral blood-flow enhancing and neuroprotective effects, and is used as a drug in Eastern Europe for the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders and age-related memory impairment.

Vinpocetine is widely marketed as a supplement for vasodilation and as a nootropic for the improvement of memory. In other words, Vinpocetine may help support brain functions such as concentration and memory by activating cerebral metabolism. There exists anecdotal report of uncomfortable adverse reactions to vinpocetine in a small subset of users. A low initial dosage is often recommended.



Vinpocetine is derived from vincamine. It increases cerebral circulation and utilisation of oxygen and is used in a variety of cerebral disorders.

Vinpocetine Indications / Vinpocetine Uses

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Vinpocetine Adverse Reactions / Vinpocetine Side Effects

Transient hypotension, tachycardia


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Special Precautions

Hypertension or cardiac dysfunction

Other Drug Interactions

Possible decrease in anticoagulation effect with warfarin

Other Interactions

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Dementia, Cerebrovascular disorders
Adult: 15-30 mg daily in 3 divided doses


Should be taken with food. (Take after meals.)

List of Contraindications

Vinpocetine and Pregnancy

Contraindicated in pregnancy

Vinpocetine and Lactation

Contraindicated in lactation

Vinpocetine and Children

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Vinpocetine and Geriatic

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Vinpocetine and Other Contraindications

Pregnancy; lactation


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Lab interference

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Vinpocetine brands in India:

Cognitol Neurovin

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