Nootropil is available in tablet form of the active ingredient Piracetam in 800 mg dosages in each tablet. It is prescribed for patients suffering from nervous system disorders like cortical-origin myoclonus and/or epilepsy. It can be used in combination with other drug therapies to fight this disease; it has also found some success in treating patients with cognitive disorders and/or dementia, especially in the elderly, like Alzheimer’s. It has been indicated for alcohol and withdrawal symptoms, vertigo, learning capabilities, stress, anxiety and depression.
Dosage and Administration
Nootropil is available in a tablet form of 800 mg dosage and is taken orally, usually with food and plenty of water. It is also advised to take this tablet whole without breaking it or chewing, as it has a bitter taste.
This medication may be taken 1 to 3 times daily, as advised by your physician, as the quantity is based on individual patient’s response to therapy. It is the doctor’s decision, based on treatment results, on how long the mediation needs to be taken, and the recommended dosage should never be exceeded.
Patients using Nootropil 800mg have encountered various side effects such as:
- weight gain
- mood changes
Other less common side effects include:
- abdominal pain
- body tremors
- skin rash and swelling
The list of side effects is not complete, and if these side effects persist or other side effects do occur, it is advised to consult your doctor immediately.
Nootropil 800mg is not recommended for patients undergoing treatment for renal and/or hepatic problems, Huntingdon’s Disease or cases of brain hemorrhaging or bleeding.
It is always advisable to take the following precautions before beginning a treatment regime with this medication:
- inform the treating doctor of any ongoing allergies
- list of current medications including any vitamins and/or supplements
- if you are pregnant or trying to conceive
- if you are breastfeeding
Drug Interactions with Piracetam:
- At the present time, there has been very few reported drug-drug interaction problems with this medication.
- In certain rare cases there has been an interaction with some thyroid medications and blood thinning drugs such as Warfarin.