What is Cogvin (Vinpocetine) used for?
Cogvin (Vinpocetine) is similar to a substance found in the periwinkle plant. This medicine is used to treat a variety of conditions. Many people believe that this substance enhances memory and prevents Alzheimer's disease, due to the fact that it may improve the flow of blood to the brain. It is also taken in order to prevent a stroke, or as a treatment by people who have suffered a stroke. Other conditions it is used to treat include treatment of symptoms of the menopause, preventing travel sickness and chronic fatigue syndrome.
How should I use Cogvin (Vinpocetine)?
The dosage required for Cogvin (Vinpocetine) is determined by your physician. Some patients taking this medication to treat memory disorders or Alzheimer's disease may be directed to take 5mg to 10mg of this medication 3 times per day. However, if you are treating other conditions, the dosage may vary. Follow the instructions of your physician.
What are the side effects of Cogvin (Vinpocetine)?
Side effects of Cogvin (Vinpocetine) include:
If you notice any side effects, you should consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cogvin (Vinpocetine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.