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Vinpocetine is a prescription drug in many countries and is used to treat patients with stroke and memory loss (though meta-analyses have questioned its benefit in these populations). In the USA, it is sold as a nutritional supplement. Here we review the potential mechanisms, data from pre-clinical models, case reports, and a trial, and the safety of vinpocetine as an ALS treatment.
Vinpocetine is a prescription drug in many countries and is used to treat patients with stroke and memory loss (though meta-analyses have questioned its benefit in these populations). In the USA, it is sold as a nutritional supplement. Here we review the potential mechanisms, data from pre-clinical models, case reports, and a trial, and the safety of vinpocetine as an ALS treatment. read more read less

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