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Piracetam

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4.6  Effectiveness
5.7  Side Effects
5.7  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 6 Piracetam side effects and 7 Piracetam benefits.

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Treatment Information
Available under the brand names; Nootropil and Myocalm.

Piracetam is the generic name of the medication and the active ingredients are Piracetam and Choline Bitartrate. Other ingredients include; gelatin and rice flour.

Uses include the following:
Aging;
Alcoholism;
Alzheimer's disease and senile dementia;
Closed craniocerebral trauma;
Clotting;
Coagulation;
Dyspraxia and dysgraphia;
Schizophrenia;
Stroke ischemia and symptoms;
Vasospastic disorders.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Piracetam, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 6.7% 3.3% 73.3% 13.3% 3.3%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 3.2% 74.2% 19.4% 3.2%
Blood Pressure 0% 3.2% 80.6% 16.1% 0%
Breathing 0% 3.1% 81.2% 12.5% 3.1%
Confidence 6.2% 12.5% 40.6% 25% 15.6%
Coordination/Motor Skills 3.1% 3.1% 43.8% 43.8% 6.2%
Digestion 0% 3.2% 90.3% 6.5% 0%
Emotional Well-being 3.1% 12.5% 40.6% 28.1% 15.6%
Energy 9.4% 25% 34.4% 18.8% 12.5%
Eyesight 6.5% 6.5% 71% 12.9% 3.2%
Memory 6.2% 15.6% 28.1% 34.4% 15.6%
Mental Clarity 9.7% 12.9% 32.3% 29% 16.1%
Pain 0% 0% 93.3% 6.7% 0%
Patience 0% 9.7% 54.8% 25.8% 9.7%
Sexual Health 0% 9.4% 68.8% 9.4% 12.5%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 86.7% 10% 3.3%
Sleep 0% 18.8% 46.9% 25% 9.4%
Stress Level 3.1% 3.1% 50% 34.4% 9.4%
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Commonly Reported Piracetam Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 63.2% 21.1% 15.8% 0% 0%
Addiction 88.2% 11.8% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 89.5% 5.3% 5.3% 0% 0%
Anxiety 63.6% 27.3% 9.1% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 66.7% 16.7% 16.7% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Confusion 72.7% 18.2% 9.1% 0% 0%
Constipation 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 81.8% 18.2% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 85.2% 11.1% 3.7% 0% 0%
Dizziness 73.3% 23.3% 0% 3.3% 0%
Drowsiness 71.4% 21.4% 3.6% 3.6% 0%
Dry Mouth 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Fatigue 63.3% 26.7% 3.3% 6.7% 0%
Gas 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Headache 55.2% 31% 13.8% 0% 0%
Insomnia 65.5% 20.7% 10.3% 3.4% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 81.8% 18.2% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 81.8% 9.1% 0% 9.1% 0%
Nausea 75% 20% 0% 5% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Sweating 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
Tremors 94.4% 5.6% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Piracetam Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Aggressive / Impulsive Behavior 76.5% 17.6% 5.9% 0% 0%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 62.5% 25% 12.5% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 57.9% 21.1% 5.3% 10.5% 5.3%
Change in Weight 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Confusion 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Delusional Behavior 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Erectile Dysfunction 94.1% 0% 0% 5.9% 0%
Facial Tics 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 88.2% 11.8% 0% 0% 0%
Movement Problems 94.4% 5.6% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Fatigue 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 0% 50% 50% 0% 0%
Slow Reflexes 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
Slurred Speech 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Piracetam
Since taking Piracetam Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1.3%
Blindness 1.3%
Fall 2.7%
Seizure 1.3%
Stroke 1.3%
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User Comments about Piracetam
17 Mar 2013 Severe neck spasms; like Lurch from Addams Family. Clonapin(sp) doesn't help. 30 mg adderal time release (6am), then 15 mg(1pm) a day doesn't get rid of drowsiness. neither does Clonapin (6am) or Nuvigl (1pm).
   —Posted by Bill the Fan
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25 Jan 2013 4 th day of 300 mg split up to three times a day,1000 am,1000,noon,1000 evening. Not taking cholene with it, but eating eggs and taking fish oil.
   —Posted by Charlie
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09 Dec 2012 Piracetam allows my life to be normal. Vertigo was so bad that I had to hold on to things to walk around in my house,was so nauseated I could barely could function, had constant ears pain about 15 years ago. My doctor could not give me any medicine which would control my vertigo.So I online researched Piracetam and on my own, I began taking Piracetam. I started with 400MG once a day and some lecithin. Then had to increase to 400MG 2 times a day. As I aged, finally I had to increase Piracetam to 800MG 2 times a day with choline and insotol to control Vertigo adequately. I am now 78 years old. I have no ill effects and will continue with Piracetam and choline and insotol, even if I must increase the amounts. Piracetam works for me !
   —Posted by Myra
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28 Nov 2012 I really cannot tell if Piracetam is doing any thing for me or not. I do not understand the mg. since it is written in something besides English. It states AL 800.
   —Posted by Mimi
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11 May 2012 I used Piracetam 800mg 3xday for one week. I felt very focused and mentally refreshed. Some headache after 3-4 days. I was very fluent in my speech and liked it very well. Then I stopped it after one week. Then, after 3 weeks gap, I restarted for one week at a dose of 800mg per day only, once in morning. I felt somewhat better than my normal, but not as sharp as with the initial high doze of 800x3 per day. Then I stopped after one week. Now I feel a bit sluggish. Read some negative comments as well for long term use. I plan to take the remaining 7 tablets in the first week of next month and then STOPP it altogether. The positive effects are too risky for the long term, I may become dependent on it. So I DONT PLAN TO CONTINUE USING IT AND LET MY BRAIN LIVE ITS NORMAL LIFE. I am already 63, quiet alert and sharp mind and I feel I should avoid such a risky behaviour.
   —Posted by Ishah
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11 May 2012 AND I did NOT take CHOLINE at all, against the advise found at various sites.
   —Posted by Ishah



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