Piracetam (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:dinagen, myocalm, more...nootropil, qropi
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Suggested Dosing

AdultPediatric

1.6-9.6 g/day PO

<16 years old: not recommended

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Suggested Uses

Alzheimers disease, dementia, memory dysfunction, alcoholism, Raynaud's phenomenon, DVT, stroke, tardive dyskinesia, dyslexia, brain injury, vertigo

Efficacy

Approved in many European countries for myoclonus, aging-related conditions (dementia, Alzheimer's)

Some clinical studies show efficacy in dyslexia, brain injury, vertigo

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Interactions

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency not defined

            diarrhea, weight gain, somnolence, insomnia, nervousness, depression, hyperkinesia, rash

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hepatic impairment

            Severe renal impairment

            Pregnancy, lactation

            Hemorrhagic diathesis

            Cautions

            Avoid abrupt withdrawal

            Elderly

            Renal impairment

            May impair ability to drive or perform hazardous tasks

            Blood dyscrasias

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: contraindicated

            Lactation: contraindicated

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Peak Plasma Time: 1.5 hr

            Half-Life: 5 hr

            Bioavailability: ~100%

            Metabolism: no identified metabolites

            Excretion: urine

            Mechanism of Action

            Unknown, GABA analog

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