What is Phenibut?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Solal Gabatropin

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See also: Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)

Beta-phenyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid, better known as Phenibut or less commonly Fenibut or Phenybut, is natural derivative of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA (Gamma amino butyric acid), a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Difficulty sleeping through night 3 4
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 2 3
Depressed mood 1 0
Insomnia 1 2
Mild depression 1 1
Mood swings 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
3
Mild
0
None
9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Phenibut

Side effect Patients
Drug dependence 1
Headaches 1
Tension headache 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Phenibut

Dosage Patients
1 tablet(s) twice daily 1
700 mg weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Phenibut

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 2
Other 2
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Phenibut

Duration

Currently taking Phenibut

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Phenibut

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 6
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 6
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Phenibut.