Piracetam is used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, dementia in Parkinson’s disease, age related memory loss and head injury.
How Piracetam works
Piracetam is a nootropic medicine. It works by increasing the activity of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) which improves communication between the nerve cells. It also protects the brain and nervous system against shortness of oxygen.
- It may cause dizziness. Don’t drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
- Inform your doctor if you have bleeding problems or if you are on medications that help thin your blood.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- Inform your doctor if you experience stomach pain, diarrhea, and vomiting.
- Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.