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Composition for COGPEX PLUS

Citicoline(500 mg),Piracetam(800 mg)

food interaction for COGPEX PLUS

alcohol interaction for COGPEX PLUS

pregnancy interaction for COGPEX PLUS

lactation interaction for COGPEX PLUS

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Cogpex plus tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Citicoline(500 mg)


Citicoline is used to relieve neurological symptoms in traumatic brain injuries, stroke, and cerebral ischemia. It is also used for age related memory loss, vascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHD). 

How it works

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.

Common side effects

Headache, Shivering, Blurred vision, Hallucination, Shortness of breath, Vertigo, Increased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Chest pain, Allergic reaction, Decreased blood pressure, Nausea, Edema, Insomnia, Vomiting
Piracetam(800 mg)


Piracetam is used in combination with other medicines to treat myoclonus (uncontrolled muscle jerk).

How it works

Piracetam belongs to class of medications called GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) analogues. It acts by protecting brain and nervous system against shortness of oxygen and it also affects various ion channels on nerve cell membrane.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Rash, Abdominal pain, Anxiety, Confusion, Depression, Diarrhoea, Hallucination, Headache, Increased muscular activity, Insomnia, Walking difficulties, Movement disorder, Sleepiness, Vertigo, Vomiting, Weakness, Weight gain


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Expert advice for COGPEX PLUS

Consult your doctor before you start citicoline. 
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to get pregnant.
  • Stop taking citicoline and consult a doctor if you experience signs of allergic reactions.

Frequently asked questions for COGPEX PLUS


Q. Is citicoline safe?
Yes, citicoline is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is citicoline is a stimulant?
Yes, citicoline is a psychostimulant and may be used to stimulate alertness and energy.
Q. Is citicoline bad for you?
No, citicoline is a natural chemical found in the body. Use of citicoline in prescribed doses has beneficial effects.
Q. Is citicoline a prescription drug?
Citicoline is a prescription drug. However, patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is citicoline found natural?
Yes, citicoline is natural chemical found in the body.
Q. Is citicoline approved by FDA?
Yes, citicoline is approved by FDA as a nutrition supplement.
Q. Is citicoline a drug?
Citicoline is a drug. It is a natural supplement used for neurological dysfunction caused due to aging or traumatic brain injury.
Q. Does citicoline increase dopamine?
Yes, citicoline is known to influence dopamine levels by increasing dopamine synthesis.
Q. How long does citicoline take to work/ kick in?
Citicoline is absorbed almost immediately and works/ kicks in relatively quickly.


Q. Is piracetam natural?
Piracetam is not a naturally occurring substance.
Q. Is piracetam legal?
Piracetam is legal.
Q. Is piracetam a stimulant or addictive?
Piracetam is neither a stimulant, nor addictive.

Q. Does piracetam give you energy?
 Piracetam can increase alertness and person may feel energetic.
Q. Is piracetam safe and effective?
Piracetam is relatively safe and effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does piracetam keep you awake or cause weight gain?
Piracetam can keep you awake and may cause weight gain.

Q. Does piracetam stop working?
 If piracetam stops working for you, do not stop taking it before consulting your doctor.
Q. Does piracetam need prescription?
Piracetam requires a prescription.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)