Drug Index

Piracetam

 
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Mechanism :

It is a nootropic agent that improves the efficacy of higher functions of the brain involved in cognitive processes such as learning, memory, thought and consciousness. It is used in the treatment of mental retardation, cerebrovascular accidents or stroke.


Indication :

• Adjunct in cortical myoclonus

• As a cognitive enhancer in cerebrocortical insufficiency


Contraindications :

Hepatic and severe renal impairment; Cerebral haemorrhage; Pregnancy and lactation.


Dosing :

40-50 mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses PO. Decrease the dose by half once the desired effect is obtained.


Adverse Effect :

Dizziness, excitement, skin rash, sleep disturbances, diarrhea, depression and weight gain.


Interaction :

Warfarin: May increase prothrombin time in patients who are on warfarin.


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