Vincamine

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Vincamine
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Trade namesOxybral SR
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FormulaC21H26N2O3
Molar mass354.450 g·mol−1
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Vincamine is a monoterpenoid indole alkaloid found in the leaves of Vinca minor (lesser periwinkle), comprising about 25-65% of its indole alkaloids by weight. It can also be synthesized from related alkaloids.[1]

Uses[edit]

Vincamine is sold in Europe as a prescription medicine for the treatment of primary degenerative and vascular dementia.[citation needed] In the United States, it is permitted to be sold as a dietary supplement when labeled for use in adults for six months or less.[2] Most common preparations are in the sustained release tablet forms.

Derivatives[edit]

Vinpocetine is a synthetic derivative of vincamine.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indole Alkaloids". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry (Fifth ed.). Wiley-VCH. 1985. p. 393. ISBN 3-527-20100-9.
  2. ^ "Summary of Data for Chemical Selection: Vincamine" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Vinpocetine in Dietary Supplements". FDA. 2019-06-03.

External links[edit]

  • "Vincamine MSDS" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-06-08. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  • Chemical Selection Working Group. "Vincamine - 1617-90-9" (PDF). Summary of Data for Chemical Selection. NIH - United States National Institutes of Health. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2007-04-23.