Cognitol 5 (Vinpocetine)
What is Cognitol 5 (Vinpocetine) used for?
Cognitol (Vinpocetine) is an oral supplement containing the extract of the periwinkle plant used to treat age-related dementia or memory impairment. The medication operates by increasing cerebral blood flow to improve mental health and cognitive ability. Your physician may also prescribe it for other purposes that are not listed here.
How should I use Cognitol 5 (Vinpocetine)?
Cognitol (Vinpocetine) is normally taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will depend on your weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting, chewing, or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Cognitol 5 (Vinpocetine)?
Side effects that may appear in some patients using Cognitol (Vinpocetine) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms that are severe or worrying to you. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases. Be especially cautious about signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing.
Do not begin using Cognitol (Vinpocetine) if you are currently taking any anticoagulant medications. You are also advised to inform your physician about any chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cognitol (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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.