How Piracetam works is not fully understood. It increases blood flow and oxygen consumption by the brain cells.
It also improves the function of the mediator acetylcholine via muscarinic cholinergic (ACh) receptors which are included in memory processes. Piracetam may have an effect on NMDA glutamate receptors. They are involved with learning and memory processes. Finally, Piracetam modulates ion channels (Ca2+, K+) so it may exert its global effect on brain function.
Piracetam is used to regulate cerebral function.
It improves cognition and memory, slows down brain aging, increases blood flow and oxygen to the brain, aids stroke recovery, improves Alzheimer's, Down's Syndrome, dementia and dyslexia.
Contraindications and Cautions:
You should not use Piracetam :
if you have an allergy to Piracetam or other pyrrolidone derivatives
if you have decreased kidney function (renal creatinine clearance of less than 20 ml per minute)
if you have decreased liver function
if you are under 16 years of age
if you have cerebral haemorrhage
if you are pregnant
if you are breastfeeding
You should talk with your health care provider prior to taking Piracetam in elderly people.
Piracetam can cause drowsiness so it is not recommended to drive or operate machinery during the treatment.
There are possible side-effects associated with this medicine that can affect individuals in different ways. If a side effect is stated here, that does not necessarily mean the fact that all people using Piracetam will experience it or any other.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with <medicine>, please read the information provided with Piracetam or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
It is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with Piracetam. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medication while taking this one, to ensure that the combination is safe.
Especially pay attention to thyroid hormone drugs.
DO NOT SHARE Piracetam with others. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS PRODUCT, as well as syringes and needles, if needed during treatment, out of the reach of children. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials.