Information about Piracetam

Piracetam Uses

How Piracetam works

Piracetam 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.

Common side effects of Piracetam

Nervousness, Weight gain, Abnormality of voluntary movements
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Available Medicine for Piracetam

NootropilDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
164 to ₹7186 variant(s)
NeurocetamMicro Labs Ltd
96 to ₹3155 variant(s)
NeurofitShine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
71 to ₹3467 variant(s)
NormabrainTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
96 to ₹3245 variant(s)
CerecetamIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
61 to ₹2676 variant(s)
PirahenzLa Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
92 to ₹1652 variant(s)
SumocetamTalent India
75 to ₹2204 variant(s)
AlphacitamTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
3511 variant(s)
CognitamLinux Laboratories
73 to ₹4305 variant(s)
PiramentIpca Laboratories Ltd
71 to ₹2154 variant(s)

Expert advice for Piracetam

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for Piracetam


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

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

Q. Who should avoid taking Piracetam?

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

Piracetam 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 Piracetam in the form of a solution.


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