Mentat (Tablets & Syrup) Benefits, Uses & Dosage

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Mentat (Tablets & Syrup) is an ayurvedic proprietary medicine used for enhancing neurological functions, improving cognitive functions and increasing memory.

The Himalaya Drug Company manufactures Mentat and it is available in wide range of dosage form such as tablets, DS tablets, syrup, DS syrup, Sugar free Syrup, Mentat sugar free DS syrup.

Mentat syrup is commonly given to children for improving memory and learning skills and treating bed-wetting. Mentat improves short-term memory as well as long-term memory. It also improves learning ability by enhancing attention span in children. Further, it is also beneficial for children with ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and other behavior problems.

Mentat exercises anti-depressant and anxiolytic action in the body. Regular use of Mentat helps to reduce hyper-excitation of neurons that commonly found in anxiety and stress disorders. Further, it reduces mental fatigue and over-work related mental stress.

Ingredients (Composition)

There is a slight composition difference in Mentat variants. Here are ingredients for your reference for each.

Mentat Syrup Composition

Ingredient5 ml Syrup Contains
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri144 mg
Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica70 mg
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera52 mg
Vishnukranthi (Vishnukrantha) – Evolvulus Alsinoides52 mg
Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi52 mg
Tagar – Valeriana Wallichii50 mg
Vaividang – Embelia Ribes50 mg
Vatima (Vatada) – Prunus Amygdalus50 mg
Vacha – Acorus Calamus42 mg
Amalaki – Emblica officinalis36 mg
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula36 mg
Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora Cordifolia36 mg
Jyotishmati (malkangani) – Celastrus Paniculatus32 mg
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum32 mg
Kapikachchhu (Mucuna Pruriens)1.8 mg
Green Cardamom (Ela) – Elettaria Cardamomum1.8 mg
ArjunaTerminalia Arjuna1.8 mg
Fennel (Saunf or Shatapushpa)- Foeniculum Vulgare1.8 mg
Vidari Kanda – Ipomoea Digitata1.8 mg
Salabmisri – Orchis mascula1.8 mg
Dried Ginger (Sunthi or Sondh) – Zingiber officinale1.4 mg
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica1.4 mg
Jaiphal – Myristica Fragrans1.4 mg
Clove (Laung) – Syzygium Aromaticum1 mg

Mentat DS Syrup (Sugar Free) Composition

Ingredient5 ml Syrup Contains
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri288 mg
Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica140 mg
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera104 mg
Vishnukranthi (Vishnukrantha) – Evolvulus Alsinoides104 mg
Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi104 mg
Tagar – Valeriana Wallichii100 mg
Vaividang – Embelia Ribes100 mg
Vatima (Vatada) – Prunus Amygdalus100 mg
Vacha – Acorus Calamus84 mg
Amalaki – Emblica officinalis72 mg
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula72 mg
Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora Cordifolia72 mg
Jyotishmati (malkangani) – Celastrus Paniculatus64 mg
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum64 mg
Kapikachchhu (Mucuna Pruriens)3.6 mg
Green Cardamom (Ela) – Elettaria Cardamomum3.6 mg
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)3.6 mg
Fennel (Saunf or Shatapushpa)- Foeniculum Vulgare3.6 mg
Vidari Kanda – Ipomoea Digitata3.6 mg
Salabmisri – Orchis mascula3.6 mg
Dried Ginger (Sunthi or Sondh) – Zingiber officinale2.8 mg
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica2.8 mg
Jaiphal – Myristica Fragrans2.8 mg
Clove (Laung) – Syzygium Aromaticum2 mg

Mentat Tablets Composition

IngredientEach Tablet Contains
Extracts of Following herbs
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri136 mg
Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica70 mg
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera52 mg
Vishnukranthi (Vishnukrantha) – Evolvulus Alsinoides52 mg
Jatamansi – Nardostachys Jatamansi52 mg
Tagar – Valeriana Wallichii50 mg
Vaividang – Embelia Ribes50 mg
Vatima (Vatada) – Prunus Amygdalus50 mg
Vacha – Acorus Calamus42 mg
Amalaki – Emblica officinalis36 mg
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula36 mg
Guduchi (Giloy) – Tinospora Cordifolia36 mg
Jyotishmati (malkangani) – Celastrus Paniculatus32 mg
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum32 mg
Powders of Following herbs
Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri80 mg
Kapikachchhu (Mucuna Pruriens)18 mg
Green Cardamom (Ela) – Elettaria Cardamomum18 mg
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)18 mg
Fennel (Saunf or Shatapushpa)- Foeniculum Vulgare18 mg
Vidari Kanda – Ipomoea Digitata18 mg
Salabmisri – Orchis mascula18 mg
Dried Ginger (Sunthi or Sondh) – Zingiber officinale14 mg
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica14 mg
Jaiphal – Myristica Fragrans14 mg
Clove (Laung) – Syzygium Aromaticum10 mg
Mukta Pishti3 mg

Medicinal Properties

Mentat has following therapeutic properties.

  1. Neuro-protective
  2. Anxiolytic
  3. Antidepressant
  4. Adaptogenic
  5. Antioxidant
  6. Cholinesterase Inhibitor
  7. Dopaminergic neuroprotective
  8. Endogenous monoamine oxidase inhibitor

Therapeutic Indications

Mentat has following indications.

Memory and learning disorders

  • Attention fluctuations
  • Concentration impairment
  • Language and learning disability

Behavior disorders

  • Hyperkinetic states
  • Asocial behavior
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Temper tantrums
  • Enuresis (bed wetting)
  • ADHD – Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Others

  • Anxiety
  • Stress disorders
  • Mental fatigue
  • Senile dementia
  • Alzheimer’s disease (as an adjuvant)
  • Parkinson’s disease (as supportive therapy)
  • Epilepsy (as supportive therapy)
  • Post stroke aphasia (as supportive therapy)

Dosage

Children

Mentat Syrup1 Teaspoon *
Mentat Tablet1 Tablet *
Mentat DS Syrup1/2 Teaspoon *

Adults

Mentat Syrup2 Teaspoons *
Mentat Tablet2 Tablets *
Mentat DS Syrup1 Teaspoon *

* Twice daily

The dosage may be modulated according to the health condition and severity of the symptoms. Generally, chronic condition may require higher dosage.

Caution & Side Effects

Mentat syrup, Mentat DS syrup and Mentat tablets are LIKELY SAFE in most people within the recommended dosage. There is no adverse reaction observed with Mentat range.

Special Precaution

Mentat may increase general anesthesia influence on the body, so it should not be taken at least 2 weeks prior to the surgery. In epileptic patients, using Mentat may decrease the dosage requirement of other antiepileptic drugs, so therapeutic drug monitoring is recommended.

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Questions & Answers (30)

  1. Rachael Amati says

    How can I be able to get the Mentat syrup for a 5yr old back here in Kenya it’s not available.

    1. Dr elijah says

      For mentat tablet $syrup in kenya call or whatsapp this
      +254713689293

  2. Kapil Verma says

    Does Mentat Syrup improve concentration and attention in children? How much time will it take to show positive results?

  3. Bangari kanhu says

    I am taking 2 mentat tablets at a time while go to bed and with meal. Is it right?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, there should be no problem taking mentat tablets before sleep or with meal. Generally, we suggest mentat after meal.

  4. Atsu Eric says

    Can I take mentat tablet when about to learn or going to write exam?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, but the regular intake (minimum 3 months) is actually helpful for improving learning skills, memory and intelligence.

  5. Sarah says

    How long do you continue to take it? I am considering it for my 9 yr old daughter newly Dx with ADHD and myself as well, simply for memory enhancement and stress. I see the two different dosages but I do not see anything about the length of time to take.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      The duration of treatment with Mentat in ADHD should be at least 6 months and 3 months for memory enhancement and stress, or continued till complete relief. It can be used for a long-term without any problem even for years.

  6. Wilma says

    Good day we are three different people which take Mentat. All three of us started having headaches after taking the tablet. Is this a side effect?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Generally, this does not happen with Mentat in many individuals. However, Bacopa Monnieri, main ingredient in it, may cause headache when the dosage exceed from 250 mg of its extract. Therefore, you may need to stop Mentat for several days and then start again with One Tablet twice daily to minimize its side effects.

  7. musah says

    How can Mentat help someone with epilepsy?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Many ingredients in Mentat are anti-epileptic, anticonvulsant, and nervine tonic. However, the effects of Mentat in epilepsy may not be enough potent to work alone without any other antiepileptic medicine, but it significantly reduces the frequency of seizures.

  8. Shan says

    I am 28 years old men, currently i am taking Himlaya Confido. Is there any problem with taking combination of Confido and Mentat. And i would to know exact dosage as well

    Thank You

  9. ElinE Wessels says

    Can I take Mentat with Prexum (Perindopril) for high blood pressure and I also use Simvastatin for high cholesterol?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      There is no reliable information available for any interaction between Mentat and Perindopril or Simvastatin. Keep 3 hours precautionary gab between ayurvedic and allopathic medicines.

  10. Dr.A.H.Khanzada says

    Sir, my grandmother aged 80 above. She is suffering from urine incontinence, vertigo, fluctuation of BP, irritation in ears, general debility, anorexia, insomnia, and attention fluctuation. I’m also a Unani Physician. I think she is in senile dementia. All other vitals are normal.
    I want to start Mentat with Piracetam (allopathic cognitive enhancer) 800mg BID. Will it be better for her?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Mentat is helpful for treating senile dementia. It provides a cognitive boost and reduces symptoms such as anorexia, insomnia, and fluctuating attention. Moreover, it improves mood, behaviour, and memory. It is beneficial for reducing or stopping the progress of dementia. It improves oxygen level and nutrient supply to the brain, which helps to prevent degeneration of the brain cells.

      There is no reliable evidence available for any interaction between Mentat and Piracetam. Just keep 3 hours gap between these for a precautionary purposes.

      Animal study suggests Mentat and Piracetam both have similar effects and exerts nootropic action and improve memory and learning. (Reference)

  11. Aretha says

    My son is 5.5 years old. I have him on Mentat pills for ±1 month. Are the pills or the syrup better for ADHD treatment at 5 years? Should he drink it every day (including weekends) or is there supposed to be a break? He is VERY busy, what should his dosage be?

  12. preetom borthakur says

    I am 30 years male. Since last two years, I could not focus things properly feeling hazy and dizziness and also heavy feeling, and slight strain in neck.

  13. muthu says

    Is mentat tablet habit forming? How long can we take continuously?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Mentat does not form a habit. It can be continued until you get complete relief from the symptoms or disease. Most of the patients get relief within 3 to 6 months of its regular use in most of the cases in which it is indicated.

  14. christine says

    If Mentat assists with sleep, how can a child take it and go to school and do his normal activities?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Mentat does not act like a sedative to induce sleep, but it treats the underlying causes of insomnia, which include stress, anxiety, depression, etc. So, it is used for the treatment of sleeplessness, but not for inducing sleep directly. It does not affect normal sleep. A child can take it and do his/her normal works/activities as usual.

  15. anthea says

    My son is on Mentat for 2 weeks now. He is 11 years. He battles to concentrate. I don’t see any improvement. We take 2 tablets a day. How long to we wait to see any improvement.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Mentat results can vary person-to-person. Mentat can take up to 3 months to show any improvement in concentration and memory.

  16. Anita says

    I am 51 years old. Take Toplep for migraines which makes me depressed. But use methylphenidate to concentrate during the day as toplep makes me forget. Came across Mentat the other day and found it to work the first day. So I stopped Methylphenidate for now and am going to finish this bottle now. I am impressed. Cause it realy helps this black feeling inside. Im talking serious black feelings are lifted. Thanks to my Lord that led me to it. Regards

  17. gurjeet singh says

    Can I take this tablet three times during day?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, Mentat can be taken three times whenever required or indicated under the supervision of an ayurvedic doctor.

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