Nootropil

Nootropil

piracetam

Manufacturer:

GlaxoSmithKline

Distributor:

Zuellig
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Piracetam
Indications/Uses
Symptomatic treatment of psycho-organic syndrome whose features are memory loss, attention disorders & lack of drive; cortical myoclonus (alone or in combination); vertigo & associated disorders of balance w/ exception of dizziness of vasomotor or psychic origin in adult. Treatment of dyslexia in combination w/ appropriate measures eg, speech therapy in childn.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Symptomatic treatment of psycho-organic syndrome & treatment of vertigo 2.4-4.8 g/day in 2 or 3 divided doses. Myoclonus of cortical origin Initially 7.2 g/day, increasing by 4.8 g every 3 or 4 days. Max: 24 g in 2 or 3 divided doses. Acute episode: Reduce dose by 1.2 g every 2 days or every 3-4 days for Lance-Adams syndrome. Dyslexia in combination w/ appropriate measures eg, speech therapy Childn & adolescent ≥8 yr 3.2 g/day (8 mL of 20% soln bid or 2 tab of 800 mg).
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Swallow tab whole w/ a glass of water. Dissolve granules for oral soln in a liqd.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to piracetam, other pyrrolidone derivatives. Cerebral hemorrhage. Severe renal impairment (CrCl <20 mL/min). Huntington's chorea.
Special Precautions
Severe hemorrhage, patients at risk of bleeding eg, GI ulcer, patients w/ underlying disorders of haemostasis, history of haemorrhagic CVA, undergoing major surgery including dental surgery, using anticoagulants or platelet antiaggregant drugs including low dose ASA. Renal insufficiency. Avoid abrupt discontinuation as may induce myoclonic or generalised seizures in myoclonic patients. May affect ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Nervousness. Hyperkinesia. Increased wt.
Drug Interactions
Confusion, irritability & sleep disorder w/ thyroid hormones (T3 + T4).
MIMS Class
Nootropics & Neurotonics/Neurotrophics
ATC Classification
N06BX03 - piracetam ; Belongs to the class of other psychostimulants and nootropics.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Nootropil FC tab 1200 mg
Packing/Price
30's
Form
Nootropil FC tab 800 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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