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.
Q. If I do not see an improvement in my symptoms, can I stop taking Cerebrax?
No, do not stop taking Cerebrax on your own. Stopping it suddenly may have unwanted effects like twitching and jerking movements. If Cerebrax does not improve your symptoms, consult your doctor. The doctor may suggest a slow reduction of Cerebrax dose.
Q. Who should avoid taking Cerebrax?
You should not take Cerebrax if you are allergic to Cerebrax or any of the ingredients in the medicine. Also, avoid taking Cerebrax 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 Cerebrax?
Cerebrax 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 Cerebrax in the form of a solution.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Jun 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.