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ARCETAM 1200MG TABLET

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Composition for ARCETAM

Piracetam(1200 mg)

food interaction for ARCETAM

alcohol interaction for ARCETAM

pregnancy interaction for ARCETAM

lactation interaction for ARCETAM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Arcetam 1200mg tablet at a fixed time.
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UNSAFE
Arcetam 1200mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Arcetam 1200mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ARCETAM

Piracetam(1200 mg)

Uses

Arcetam 1200mg tablet is used in the treatment of alzheimer's disease (brain disorder that affects memory and intellectual ability), stroke (decreased blood supply to brain), dementia in parkinson's disease (a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement and balance), age related memory loss and head trauma.

How it works

Arcetam 1200mg tablet 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

SUBSTITUTES for ARCETAM

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    Rs. 208
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    Rs. 16.50/tablet
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  • NUTAM 1200MG TABLET
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    Rs. 14.19/tablet
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Top Physicians

  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
    4.8
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    MBBS, MD
    4.7
  • Dr. Ashutosh Shukla
    MBBS, MD, Diploma, Fellowship
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  • Dr. R. S. Rawat
    MBBS, MD
    4.5
  • Dr. R. R. Dutta
    MBBS, MD
    4.4

Expert advice for ARCETAM

  • Do not take piracetam tablet/oral solution if you are allergic to piracetam, pyrolidone derivatives or any other ingredient of tablet/solution.
  • Do not use piracetam if you have serious kidney problem; brain hemorrhage or bleeding problems; or Huntington’s disease (neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to behavioral symptoms).
  • Avoid using piracetam if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not stop taking piracetam tablet/solution unless your doctor asks you to do so.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you experience side effects like sleepiness, nervousness and depression after taking piracetam.

Frequently asked questions for ARCETAM

Piracetam

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)