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VINPOCETINE (Cavinton ®)

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Vinpocetine (Cavinton ®) is a nootropic of plant origin. It improves blood flow to the brain and is used to treat cerebrovascular disorders such as strokes and atherosclerosis. The vasodilatory action of Vinpocetine is mediated by smooth muscle relaxation and a decrease in blood viscosity.

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Synonyms Ethyl apovincaminate
Form: 50 pills of 5mg
Form description: Flat, round, chamfered, odorless tablets of white or off-white color with “CAVINTON” engraved on one side.
Active ingredient: Vinpocetine – 5 mg
Excipients: Colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, talc, corn starch, lactose monohydrate.
СAS Number: 42971-09-5
ATC code: N06BX18
Pharmacological action: Psychostimulant and nootropic agent
Shelf life: 5 years. Do not use it beyond the expiration date printed on the package.
Storage conditions: Store in a dry dark place at temperatures no higher than 30°C (86°F). Keep out of reach of children.
Terms of release: Over-the-counter
Manufacturer: Gedeon Richter, Hungary

What is Vinpocetine?

Vinpocetine (ethyl apovincaminate) is a nootropic drug obtained from vincamine, an alkaloid of the Vinca minor plant. Vinpocetine was discovered in the 1960s in Hungary and it has a history of medicinal use since 1978. Currently, it is known under the brand name Cavinton, which is a #2 bestselling drug of one of the largest European pharmaceutical companies, Gedeon Richter.

Besides wide usage in medicine, ethyl apovincaminate is often seen in nootropic supplements stacks available on the US market. It is also a component of a combination drug Vinpotropile, widely used in Russia.

What is the Mechanism of Action of Vinpocetine (Cavinton)?

The mechanism of action of vinpocetine consists of several elements: it improves cerebral blood flow and brain metabolism and has a beneficial effect on the rheological properties of blood.

The neuroprotective effect is realized by reducing the adverse cytotoxic effect of excitatory amino acids. It blocks voltage-dependent Na+ and Ca2+ channels and NMDA- and AMPA-receptors. It can increase the neuroprotective effect of adenosine.

Vinpocetine stimulates brain metabolism: it increases the uptake and consumption of glucose and oxygen and improves tolerance to hypoxia. Vinpocetine shifts glucose metabolism towards the energetically more favorable aerobic pathway.

Vinpocetine enhances the metabolism of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain, stimulates the noradrenergic neurotransmitter system, and has an antioxidant effect. As a result, vinpocetine might have a cerebroprotective effect.

Vinpocetine is said to improve microcirculation in the brain by inhibiting platelet aggregation by reducing pathologically increased blood viscosity. It can also promote the passage of oxygen into cells.

What are the Benefits and Side Effects of Vinpocetine (Cavinton)?

Vinpocetine is a cerebral vasodilator, thus its primary pharmacological effect is the improvement of cerebral blood flow. The vasodilatory action of Vinpocetine is mediated by smooth muscle relaxation and a decrease in blood viscosity.

Besides the beneficial effect on blood flow, Vinpocetine was shown to have pronounced nootropic and neuroprotective benefits.

Vinpocetine inhibits voltage-gated sodium channels with a blocking potency comparable to that of Phenytoin, an anticonvulsant drug.

What is Vinpocetine Used For?

  • Its primary clinical use is the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders such as strokes, dementia, and atherosclerosis;
  • Vinpocetine can help enhance memory and cognition;
  • It is used to improve cognitive function in those with age-related cognitive decline;
  • According to clinical trials and anecdotal experiences, you can use Vinpocetine to relieve tinnitus. This also applies to another cerebral vasodilator of herbal origin, Bilobil (Ginkgo Biloba extract). It is also suggested that Cavinton (Vinpocetine) has only minor side effects.

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You can order Vinpocetine and get it delivered to the USA, Europe, the UK, Asia, and many other regions and countries via CosmicNootropic.

What is Cavinton Dosage and Administration?

The recommended dose is 5–10 mg (1-2 tablets) 2-3 times per day. The course duration is 3–8 weeks. Before discontinuing taper the dose down.

It is possible to have 2-3 courses over 1 year period.

What are the Side Effects of Vinpocetine (Cavinton)?

Vinpocetine is usually well-tolerated and side effects are unlikely to occur. However, they may include:

  • Labile/low blood pressure;
  • Tachycardia;
  • Extrasystole;
  • Sleepiness/insomnia;
  • Vertigo;
  • Drowsiness;
  • Sweating;
  • Dry mouth;
  • Nausea;
  • Heartburn;
  • Allergic reactions.


  • Hypersensitivity;
  • The acute phase of hemorrhagic stroke;
  • Ischemic heart disease or acute arrhythmia;
  • Pregnancy and lactation;
  • Lactose intolerance;
  • Age below 18 years.

Drug interaction

Vinpocetine does not interact with beta-blockers (Cloranolol, Pindolol), Clopamide, Glibenclamide, Digoxin, Acenocoumarol, Hydrochlorothiazide, and Imipramine. The drug potentiates the hypotensive effect of Methyldopa.

Despite the lack of data regarding interactions with drugs that have central, antiarrhythmic, and anticoagulant actions, Vinpocetine should be used cautiously if coadministered with them.

  1. Dutov et al (1986) Use of cavinton in epilepsy
  2. Burtsev et al (1988) Effectiveness of using cavinton in patients of different ages with chronic forms of cerebrovascular diseases (clinico-rheographic research)
  3. B Kiss, E Karpati (1996) Mechanism of action of vinpocetine
  4. Szakall et al (1998) Cerebral effects of a single dose of intravenous vinpocetine in chronic stroke patients: a PET study
  5. S Szatmari, P Whitehouse (2003) Vinpocetine for cognitive impairment and dementia
  6. Protasov et al (2006) Cavinton forte treatment of cerebral vascular insufficiency in patients with coronary heart disease and arterial hypertension
  7. Nyakas et al (2009) Neuroprotective effects of vinpocetine and its major metabolite cis-apovincaminic acid on NMDA-induced neurotoxicity in a rat entorhinal cortex lesion model
  8. Afon’kin et al (2009) The new scheme of cavinton application to the treatment of chronic neurosensory loss of hearing
  9. E Chukanova (2010) Efficacy of cavinton in the treatment of patients with chronic blood flow insufficiency. Russian multicenter clinical-epidemiological program “CALIPSO”
  10. Jeon et al (2010) Vinpocetine inhibits NF-κB–dependent inflammation via an IKK-dependent but PDE-independent mechanism
  11. Patyar et al (2011) Role of vinpocetine in cerebrovascular diseases
  12. Cai et al (2013) Vinpocetine Attenuates Lipid Accumulation and Atherosclerosis Formation
  13. A Ogunrin (2014) Effect of Vinpocetine (Cognitol™) on Cognitive Performances of a Nigerian Population
  14. Alkuraishy et al (2014) Vinpocetine and Pyritinol: A New Model for Blood Rheological Modulation in Cerebrovascular Disorders—A Randomized Controlled Clinical Study
  15. Ruiz-Miyazawa et al (2015) Vinpocetine Reduces Carrageenan-Induced Inflammatory Hyperalgesia in Mice by Inhibiting Oxidative Stress, Cytokine Production and NF-κB Activation in the Paw and Spinal Cord
  16. Manda et al (2015) Studies on Pharmacokinetic Drug Interaction Potential of Vinpocetine
  17. Lee et al (2015) Vinpocetine Inhibits Streptococcus pneumoniae–Induced Upregulation of Mucin MUC5AC Expression via Induction of MKP-1 Phosphatase in the Pathogenesis of Otitis Media
  18. Wu et al (2017) Vinpocetine Attenuates Pathological Cardiac Remodeling by Inhibiting Cardiac Hypertrophy and Fibrosis
  19. Zhang et al (2018) An update on Vinpocetine: New discoveries and clinical implications
  20. Liu et al (2019) Vinpocetine in the treatment of poststroke cognitive dysfunction: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis 
  21. Al-Kuraishy et al  (2022) Vinpocetine is the forthcoming adjuvant agent in the management of COVID-19 
  22. Khalil et al (2022) Vinpocetine (A comprehensive profile)
  23. Hu et al (2022) Vinpocetine and coenzyme Q10 combination alleviates cognitive impairment caused by ionizing radiation by improving mitophagy


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