Vinpotropile ® is a combination of Vinpocetine and Piracetam. Vinpocetine was first isolated from Lesser Periwinkle plant by the Hungarian chemist Csaba Szántay. It was found that that the compound has cerebral-flow enhancing and neuroprotective effect. Over the last decades it has been extensively studied and now it is used in Eastern Europe for the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders and age-related memory impairment.

Vinpocetine is on the Russian List of Vital & Essential Medicine.