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Piracetam

Overview

Piracetam is anticonvulsants. Piracetam is used as an adjunct to other drug in cortical myoclonus ( spontaneous jerky movement in epilepsy).

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Primary Characterstics

Molecular Structure of Piracetam
belongs to Pyrrolidine. It belongs to Psychotherapeutic Drugs and Psycho Stimulants & Neurotropics pharmacological group.The Molecular Weight of Piracetam is 142.20.

Pharmacokinetics

Indications

Piracetam is primarily indicated in conditions like Adaptation disorders, Adjunctive treatment of cortical myoclonus, Asthenia, Cerebral atherosclerosis, Cerebral impairment, Cerebral ischaemia, Cerebrovascular accident, Dementia, Disturbed psychomotor reactions, and can also be given in adjunctive therapy as an alternative drug of choice in Alcohol dependence.

Contraindications

Piracetam is contraindicated in conditions like Liver diseases,Pregnancy,Breast feeding.

Drug Interactions

No data regarding the interactions of Piracetam was found.

Interference in Pathology

No data regarding the pathological interferences produced by Piracetam is available.

Side Effects

The symptomatic adverse reactions produced by Piracetam are more or less tolerable and if they become severe, they can be treated symptomatically, these include Drowsiness, Restlessness, Nervousness, Increased weight, nervousness.

Available Brands

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Single Ingredient

Inj: 1 g/5ml,
Syrup: 1 g/5ml,
Tabs: 400 mg, 800 mg,
Caps: 400 mg,

Multi ingredient

Tabs: 800 mg,

Dosage

Piracetam's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

500 to 1000 mg750 (750)8 hourlyPO

Paedriatic Dosage ( 20 Kg. )

No data regarding the Paedriatic dosage details of Piracetam is available.

Neonatal Dosage ( 3 Kg. )

No data regarding the neonatal dosage details of Piracetam is available.

High Risk Groups

Drug should not be given to patients suffering from Kidney dysfunction, and patients suffering from Liver Malfunction.

If prescribing authority justifies the benefits of the drug against the possible damages he/she should reevaluate them and consult the reference material and previous studies.

Warning / Precautions

Piracetam should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate renal impairment (May need dose reduction); avoid abrupt withdrawl.

Storage Conditions

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