Cetam Capsule

Hema Laboratories

Composition for Cetam NA Capsule

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Primarily used for

Alzheimer's disease, Stroke, Dementia in Parkinson's disease
10 capsules in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Cetam Capsule


Uses of Cetam Capsule

Cetam Capsule is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, stroke, dementia in Parkinson's disease, age related memory loss and head injury.

Side effects of Cetam Capsule


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


How to use Cetam Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cetam Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cetam Capsule 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..

In Depth Information on Cetam Capsule

Expert advice for Cetam Capsule

  • 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.
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Cetam Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Cetam Capsule
Cetam Capsule 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.
No information is available on the use of Cetam Capsule duri
ng lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Cetam Capsule may cause drowsiness and shakiness. This may affect your driving ability.
Cetam Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cetam Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Cetam Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Cetam Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver
disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cetam Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Cetam Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Piracetam

Cetam is not a naturally occurring substance
Cetam is legal
Cetam is neither a stimulant, nor addictive
Cetam can increase alertness and person may feel energetic
Cetam is relatively safe and effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Cetam can keep you awake and may cause weight gain
If Cetam stops working for you, do not stop taking it before consulting your doctor
Cetam requires a prescription.

Substitutes for Cetam

No substitutes found for this medicine
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