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    Citicoline + Piracetam

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    Citicoline + piracetam uses

    Citicoline+Piracetam is used in the treatment of stroke.

    How citicoline + piracetam works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Citicoline and Piracetam. Citicoline is a nerve protecting medicine. It works on the brain by nourishing the nerve cells, protects them from damage and improves their survival. Piracetam is a GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) analogue. It works by protecting the brain and nervous system against shortness of oxygen and also affects various ion channels on nerve cell membrane.

    Common side effects of citicoline + piracetam

    Weight gain, Hyperactivity, Stomach pain, Nervousness, Diarrhea, Decreased blood pressure
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    24 Oct 2019 | 04:32 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Citicoline + Piracetam

    • Citicoline + Piracetam is generally prescribed for memory enhancement, neurological and cognitive disorders and conditions such as Stroke, Parkinsonism and Alzheimer diseases.
    • Citicoline + Piracetam may cause drowsiness and shakiness which may affect your concentration and driving ability so do not drive unless you are feeling well.
    • Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
    • Citicoline + Piracetam can cause weight gain, maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly to prevent this.
    • Side effects such as trouble sleeping, diarrhoea, stomach pain, decreased blood pressure, irregular heart rate may occur, which is not with everyone. Inform your doctor if you notice any other side effect.

    Frequently asked questions for Citicoline + Piracetam

    Citicoline + Piracetam

    Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Citicoline+Piracetam?

    There are reports which suggest that the use of Citicoline+Piracetam can cause weight gain. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important to remember is that it is easier to prevent weight gain rather than losing increased weight.

    Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Citicoline+Piracetam?

    Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 24 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)