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Pirapil 400 mg Tablet


Overview

Pirapil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Weight gain
  • Nervousness
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements

How to use Pirapil Tablet

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. Pirapil 400 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pirapil Tablet works

Pirapil 400 mg Tablet 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.

Pirapil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Pirapil 400 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Pirapil 400 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Pirapil 400 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Pirapil 400 mg Tablet may cause drowsiness and shakiness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pirapil 400 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pirapil 400 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pirapil 400 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
Pirapil 400 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pirapil 400 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Pirapil

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Parkinson's disease treatment difficulty in movementMy father's age is 59 .He is suffering from vascular perkinson.suggest me diet and medicine
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Kappikachu churan half spoon twice with milk, Ashwgandha churan 1 spoon twice with milk
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
Psychiatrist
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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FAQs

Q. If I do not see an improvement in my symptoms, can I stop taking Pirapil?

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

Q. Who should avoid taking Pirapil?

You should not take Pirapil if you are allergic to Pirapil or any of the ingredients in the medicine. Also, avoid taking Pirapil 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).

Q. What is the correct way of taking Pirapil?

Pirapil can be taken with or without food. Swallow the tablets as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break or chew the tablets. If you find it difficult to swallow, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor may prescribe Pirapil in the form of a solution.

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  2. Piracetam. Brussels, Belgium: UCB Pharma S.A.; 2017. [Accessed 22 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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