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 Piracet 800mg Tablet?
No, do not stop taking Piracet 800mg Tablet on your own. Stopping it suddenly may have unwanted effects like twitching and jerking movements. If Piracet 800mg Tablet does not improve your symptoms, consult your doctor. The doctor may suggest a slow reduction of Piracet 800mg Tablet dose.
Q. Who should avoid taking Piracet 800mg Tablet?
You should not take Piracet 800mg Tablet if you are allergic to Piracet 800mg Tablet or any of the ingredients in the medicine. Also, avoid taking Piracet 800mg Tablet 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 Piracet 800mg Tablet?
Piracet 800mg Tablet 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 Piracet 800mg Tablet in the form of a solution.
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.