Nacetam Injection

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Introduction

Nacetam Injection is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and memory loss in Parkinson's disease. It can also be used to treat age-related memory loss and head injury. It works by improving communication between the nerve cells and protects the brain.

Nacetam Injection is administered as an injection under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. It is given in cases where oral administration is not possible. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nervousness and abnormality of voluntary movements. You may also notice some injection site reactions such as pain, redness, or swelling. However, these are temporary and usually subside on their own after some time. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus.

This medicine may cause weight gain, therefore, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Taking Nacetam Injection can affect platelet aggregation, so inform the doctor if you have bleeding problems or if you are on medications that help to make the blood thin.

Benefits of Nacetam Injection

In Alzheimer's disease

Nacetam Injection improves learning, memory, and information processing (cognitive function) in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. These problems in memory and thinking may start interfering with daily activities and worsen your condition. This medicine will help in managing Alzheimer’s disease effectively. It will make it easier for you to carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life. It can take several weeks for your symptoms to improve; so keep using the medicine even if you do not think it is working.

In Stroke

A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs due to damage to the brain. Nacetam Injection helps in speeding up the recovery process in patients who have undergone stroke. It decreases brain damage, promotes healing, and enhances the overall health of the patient.

In Dementia in Parkinson's disease

Dementia in Parkinson’s disease refers to problems in memory and thinking that are advanced, interfering with daily activities and quality of life. Nacetam Injection helps in managing these symptoms in a safe manner that can be used for the long term. This will make it easier for you to carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.

In Age related memory loss

Memory loss or forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. As people get older, changes occur in all parts of the body, including the brain. As a result, some people may notice that it takes longer to learn new things, they don't remember things well, or they keep things, like their glasses, and forget where they had kept them. Nacetam Injection helps to balance those chemicals in the brain that are responsible for memory. Also, it improves the blood supply to the brain. This helps to improve the health of the brain and enhances memory. This will make your life better.

In Head injury

In cases of head injury, damage to the brain may cause further complications. Nacetam Injection helps the damaged tissues to heal faster and improves patient condition. It is usually given for a longer duration. Keep taking it as prescribed to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Nacetam Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Nacetam

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Weight gain
  • Nervousness
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements

How to use Nacetam Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Nacetam Injection works

Nacetam Injection is a nootropic medicine. It works by increasing the activity of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) which improves communication between the nerve cells. It also protects the brain and nervous system against shortness of oxygen.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Nacetam Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Nacetam Injection during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Nacetam Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Nacetam Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Nacetam Injection may cause drowsiness and shakiness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Nacetam Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nacetam Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nacetam Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nacetam Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nacetam Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It is injected through the veins under the supervision of a doctor. 
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you have bleeding problems or if you are on medications that help thin your blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience stomach pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. 
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Alpha Amino Acids Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Nootropic agent

Patient Concerns

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Is it safe taking 2 tab of samtral 400mg daily for two months i m suffering from memory loss problem doctor advised it to take it with cap. Corus for almost two months My mri , eeg and other blood test reports are normal Only one blood test says lack of vitamin d3 for dat i was taking tayo 60k now i m not taking any medicine
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
At the age of 27year and no history of head injury, memory problems are more often related to stress and anxiety. A psychiatric evaluation may be useful.
My father is suffering from Parkinson's disease for last 10 years now he has lost his memory power and even don't know what to do and not to do even though urinated on his bed etc Pl advice treatment for him
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Parkinsonism is Disorder of motor activity characterised by slowness of movement and stiffness. Memory loss is a consequence of dementia. Both can occur together. Dementia involves damage of nerve cells in the brain, which can occur in several areas of the brain. Dementia affects people differently, depending on the area of the brain affected. Most types of dementia can't be cured, but there are ways to manage the behavioural symptoms. A neurological and psychiatric evaluation is required to make a rehabilitation plan for such patients.
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Q. If I do not see an improvement in my symptoms, can I stop taking Nacetam Injection?

No, do not stop taking Nacetam Injection on your own. Stopping it suddenly may have unwanted effects like twitching and jerking movements. If Nacetam Injection does not improve your symptoms, consult your doctor. The doctor may suggest a slow reduction of the Nacetam Injection dose.

Q. Who should avoid taking Nacetam Injection?

You should not take Nacetam Injection if you are allergic to Nacetam Injection or any of the ingredients in the medicine. Also, avoid taking Nacetam Injection if your kidney functions are severely deranged or if you ever had localized bleeding in the brain (cerebral hemorrhage). You should also avoid taking this medicine if you are suffering from Huntington’s disease/chorea (a genetic disorder where the brain cells die quickly causing deterioration of mental and physical abilities over time).

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References

  1. Piracetam. Pianezza, Italy: UCB Pharma S.A.; 2013. [Accessed 22 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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