Last update: June 10, 2018


Low Risk for breastfeeding

Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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This is one of the alkaloids from the Vinca minor plant with vasodilatory properties. Indicated without sufficient evidence to increase cerebral circulation.
Administered orally 3 times a day.

It can trigger serious cardiac arrhythmias (Fauchier 1993, Dany 1981).

It has very few bibliographical references. It is classified as having low therapeutic efficacy (Canary Islands Health Service 2011, INSALUD 2001).

Since the last update date we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.

Until there is more published data about this drug in relation to breastfeeding, safer alternatives may be preferred, especially during the neonatal period and in the case of prematurity.

It is a non-essential medication and even more so during breastfeeding. If you have to use it, you can minimize the risk by waiting to breastfeed, if possible, about 4 hours after the medication is taken.


Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

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Other names

Vincamine in other languages or writings:


Vincamine belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Vincamine in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 355 daltons
Protein Binding 64 %
VD 2,9 l/Kg
Tmax 3 hours
T1/2 0,9 hours


  1. DGF. Dirección General de Farmacia. Servicio Canario de la Salud. Listado de fármacos considerados de Utilidad terapéutica Baja (UTB). 2011 Full text (in our servers)
  2. Área de Gestión de Farmacia. Subdirección General de Atención Primaria. Instituto Nacional de la Salud (INSALUD). Utilidad terapéutica de los medicamentos financiados por el Sistema Nacional de Salud. 2001 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Fauchier JP, Fauchier L, Babuty D, Breuillac JC, Cosnay P, Rouesnel P. [Drug-induced ventricular tachycardia]. Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 1993 Abstract
  4. Dany F, Merle L, Goudoud JC, Liozon F, Blanc P, Bouvot JC, Nicot G, Dangoumau J. [Cardiac toxicity of vincamine: a seven cases report of ventricular arrhythmias by parenteral administration of vincamine (author's transl)]. Therapie. 1981 Abstract
  5. Lücker PW, Simon B, Talmont DM. [Pharmacokinetics of multilayer vincamine dragees. Study of normal subjects]. Arzneimittelforschung. 1978 Abstract

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