Citicoline is a naturally occurring, water-soluble biological compound that is essential intermediate for the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine, a major constituent of the gray matter of brain tissue. Citicoline promotes brain metabolism by enhancing the synthesis of acetylcholine and restoring phospholipid content in the brain. It also elevates brain oxygen consumption and improves brain metabolism. Citicoline seems to increase a brain chemical called phosphatidylcholine. This brain chemical is important for brain function. Citicoline might also decrease brain tissue damage when the brain is injured.
Disturbance of Consciousness: Due to Head Injury or Brain Surgery: 100-500 mg 1-2 times daily.
Psychologic or Neurologic Disorders: Disturbance of Consciousness in the Acute Stage of Cerebral Infarction: 1000 mg once daily for 2 consecutive weeks or as prescribed by the physician.