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 Nacetam?
No, do not stop taking Nacetam on your own. Stopping it suddenly may have unwanted effects like twitching and jerking movements. If Nacetam does not improve your symptoms, consult your doctor. The doctor may suggest a slow reduction of Nacetam dose.
Q. Who should avoid taking Nacetam?
You should not take Nacetam if you are allergic to Nacetam or any of the ingredients in the medicine. Also, avoid taking Nacetam 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).
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.