Nootropil 1200mg and 800mg.
Nootropil is the brand name for the generic substance piracetam, a nootropic agent that acts in the brain by improving the blood flow and oxygen usage of brain tissues. Other names of this generic substance are Dinagen, Kalicor, Myocalm and Qropi.
Nootropic agent drugs functions in the central nervous system by improving the efficiency of the higher epencephalic functions of the brain responsible in the cognitive processes (memory and learning).
Nootropil is supplied in oral preparation and for injection. Nootropil oral preparation is available in the strengths of 400 mg, 800 mg, 1200 mg film-coated tablets and 60 ml of 20% solution (each 1 ml contains 200 mg piracetam). Nootropil for injection is supplied in 5 ml (containing 1g piracetam) and 15 ml (containing 3g piracetam) ampoules in clear and colorless solution.
Nootropil’s active ingredient, Piracetam acts as a memory booster by increasing the efficiency of the telencephalon, an area of the brain involved in the cognition processes, memory and learning.
The other essential attributes of Piracetam is by improving the neuronal function of the brain and if given long term to patients afflicted with functional CNS deficiency, it will amplify alertness and enhance the cognitive function of the brain.
For patients suffering from dementia, Nootropil effectively improve glucose uptake to the brain and at the same time improve oxygen utilization to other regional areas.
For patients suffering from cerebral trauma that usually happened after electroshock therapy, and after hypoxia or intoxication, Nootropil effectively restores the normal cognitive function of the brain and as well as protect it from permanent damage.
Nootropil is indicated to aid memory and cognitive function of the brain on the following symptoms that is categorized to deteriorate the normal functioning of the brain’s telencephalon functions:
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, characterized by senile dementia or dementia subsequent to multiple cerebral infarcts
Symptoms of chronic alcoholism withdrawal and to alcoholic patients who had displayed symptoms of psycho-organic brain syndrome
Treatment of traumatic coma or toxic trauma (trauma on account of toxic substance)
Cognitive deficiency and/or vertigo due to head injury
Treatment of Cortical Myoclonus.
Nootropil may be used alone or together with other drugs.
Mode of Administration
Nootropil is administered through oral application (by mouth), parenteral treatment, or through intravenous infusion. Your Doctor will assess your present condition and shall prescribe certain dosage according to your body weight, the condition treated and severity of your condition.
The daily dose of the drug ranges from 30 to 160 mg/kg/day depending upon the condition treated including other factors such as age and patient’s state of health and medical history.
Nootropil film coated tablets maybe taken with or without food. The following dosage will serve as a guide and may vary depending on your Doctor’s evaluation:
· For the treatment of loss of memory, vertigo and symptoms associated to senile dementia or dementia subsequent to multiple cerebral infarcts, dosage is usually at 800 mg tablet taken 3 times a day or 1200 mg tablet, twice a day for 6 weeks continued duration.
· For the alleviation of symptoms associated to chronic alcoholism withdrawal or to alcoholic patients who had displayed symptoms of psycho-organic brain syndrome, treatment is administered through injection at an initial dose of 6-12g given in 4 equal doses. After the symptoms improves, administration is done orally (by mouth) at2.4 gper day in 2 to 3 divided doses before or after every meal.
For the treatment of severe symptoms, your Doctor may administer Nootropil through intravenous infusion at 12g daily. Maintenance therapy may be administered orally after the patient show positive response to the treatment.
It is important to note that discontinuance of Nootropil 1200mg has the possibility of developing sudden relapse of treatment. In order to manage or prevent sudden relapse of treatment, gradual reduction of dosage must be planned with the guidance of your medical health provider.
Contraindications and Cautions
Nootropil is contraindicated to patients who displayed hypersensitivity to piracetam or other pyrrolidone derivatives or any of its excipients. Patients who are having medical history of cerebral haemorrhage or are prone to this condition are also contraindicated to use this drug. Patients who are at the end stage of renal disease problem are proscribed in using this drug.
Nootropil 800mg is eliminated via the kidney; caution must be exercised especially to patients who are suffering from kidney impairment. It is important to inform your health care provider if you have any of the following medical conditions:
Damage to Liver or Kidney
Below 16 years old
Liver or Kidney Dysfunction
The use of Nootropil had certain adverse reactions to your present state of health. The commonly reported side effects of this drug are:
Trouble sleeping or sleeplessness
These side effects will disappear after awhile or when dosage is reduced (only upon prior Doctor’s advice).
Some patients reported gastro intestinal problems (diarrhea, vomiting nausea and stomach ache) but these are only rare, affecting at least 2% or less during the conduct of clinical trials.
Drug interaction will affect the efficiency of either drugs or increases the risk of the development of harmful side effects. According to clinical trials performed on Nootropil, it is essential to note that the active substance increases the effect of warfarin drugs.
For the treatment of symptoms of chronic alcoholic withdrawal, Nootropil may be used together with other treatment for alcoholism including vitamins and sedative drugs. The only reported drug that interacts with Nootropil is thyroid extract (T3 & T4). It is reported that when used with Piracetam substance, patients complained of irritability, trouble sleeping and confusion.
It is interesting to know that aside from the treatment benefits of Nootropil 800mg in certain medical conditions and alleviating certain symptoms of memory loss, Nootropil 1200mg also delayed the aging process of the brain and improves the person’s alertness and cognition. These improved data is evidenced by EEG trace showing significant increase in the brain’s alpha and beta activity while reducing the delta activity.
“I am 40 years old and I have chronic alcoholic withdrawal (CAW) symptoms. You see, I am a graduate of Bachelor of Laws in one prestigious University 6 years ago. I took the bar exam twice and desperately see the need to change my alcoholic nature in order to pass the exam. I sensed that age and alcohol destroys my memory