February 13, 2016


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What other names is Vinpocetine known by?

AY-27255, Cavinton, Eburnamenine-14-carboxylic acid, Ethyl Apovincaminate, Ethylapovincaminoate, Ethyl Ester, RGH-4405, TCV-3b, Vinpocetin, Vinpocetina, Vinpocétine.

What is Vinpocetine?

Vinpocetine is a man-made chemical resembling a substance found in the periwinkle plant. People use it as medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, that interfere with thinking.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Prevention of Alzheimer's disease, motion sickness, symptoms of menopause, seizures, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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