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