What is Piracetam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Nootropil фезам

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Piracetam is an antipsychotic agent used to enhance cognition in the elderly; for cortical myoclonus (seizures); and in sickle cell anemia. This product is available in various countries.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Brain fog 6 4
General health 5 3
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 2 0
Epilepsy 2 0
Dyslexia 1 0
Lack of motivation 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Piracetam

Side effect Patients Percentage
Jerky movements 1
Pressure headaches 1
Problems concentrating 1
Sleepiness 1
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 1

Why patients stopped taking Piracetam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 3
Other 2
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
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Duration

Stopped taking Piracetam

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 6
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2 patient evaluations for Piracetam

Sep 30, 2010 (Started Sep 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 23, 2008 (Started Apr 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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