Piracetam


Generic Medicine Info
Administration
Oral soln: May be taken with or without food. Take w/ a glass of water or soft drink to mask bitter taste.
Contraindications
Cerebral haemorrhage, Huntington's chorea. ESRD or severe renal impairment (CrCl <20 mL/min).
Special Precautions
Patient with severe haemorrhage, increased risk of bleeding (e.g. gastrointestinal ulcer), underlying haemostatic disorder, history of haemorrhagic cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Patient undergoing major surgery including dental surgery or receiving anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs (including low dose aspirin). Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Renal impairment. Children and elderly. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient CounsellingThis drug may cause drowsiness, weakness and impaired coordination, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Monitor renal function.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Bleeding disorder, CNS effects (e.g. impaired coordination, weakness, drowsiness). General disorders and administration site conditions: Rarely, pyrexia, inj site pain (IV). Investigations: Weight gain. Nervous system disorders: Hyperkinesia. Psychiatric disorders: Nervousness, depression. Vascular disorders: Rarely, thrombophlebitis, hypotension (IV).
Drug Interactions
Concomitant use with thyroid hormones may cause confusion, irritability and sleep disorder. May increase the effects of anticoagulants (e.g. acenocoumarol) or antiplatelet agents (e.g. aspirin).
CIMS Class
Nootropics & Neurotonics/Neurotrophics
ATC Classification
N06BX03 - piracetam ; Belongs to the class of other psychostimulants and nootropics.
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