Piracetam improves the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is the energy storage and energy generating molecules within our cells. Piracetam increases the blood flow to the brain and promote cerebral metabolism. It increases brain`s use of glucose and oxygen. It also enhances protein synthesis in the brain.
Piracetam enhances the excitatory neurotransmitter NMDA glutamate receptor which is involved in learning and memory process.
Piracetam modulates calcium and potassium ion channels.
Excretion: It is excreted mainly through urine.
2. Epigastric distress
3. Skin rash
8. Sleep disturbances
13. Weight gain
2. Renal impairment
3. Cardiac impairment
4. Slowly withdraw the drug with caution
NEONATES : Contraindicated
2. Senile dementia and confusional states of old age
3. Cerebrovascular accidents
4. To reduce impairment of consciousness following brain surgery
Post-stroke complications (aphasia/hemiplegia): 4.8gm/day for 8 weeks.
Age associated problems (memory lapses, vertigo, concentration gap): 2.4-4.8 gm/day for 12 weeks
Learning difficulties: 3 gm/day in 3 divided doses for 1 school year.
Children: 50 mg/kg body weight in 3 separate doses. Once the desired result has been obtained reduce the initial dose by half upto 6-8 weeks.
Home Delivery for Piracetam in Your City
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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for piracetam and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for piracetam may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
Please be aware that you should take piracetam only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for piracetam before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for piracetam with the pharmacy.
Piracetam is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for piracetam might be better known than piracetam itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have piracetam in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for piracetam.