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Pyritinol is used to increase cerebral brain activity in patients with impaired cerebral function. It helps to improve memory, concentration, co-ordination, physical weakness, and psychological weaknesses.

How it works

Pyritinol belongs to a class of drugs called nootropic agents. It works by promoting the brain`s glucose reuptake and is often prescribed for various cerebrovascular disorders.

Common side effects

Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Altered taste, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Insomnia, Mood swings, Restlessness


Expert advice

• Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any allergic reactions while taking pyritinol.
• Avoid taking pyritinol at night as it may cause sleeplessness.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Should not be administered to patients who are allergic to pyritinol or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is pyritinol safe and effective?
Pyritinol is safe and effective at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)