Cerecetam 500 MG Syrup 100 ML
Piracetam is used with other drugs in the treatment of myoclonus, a brain disorder which causes jerky, twitchy and uncontrolled movements of the muscles of the arms and the legs.
Mode of drug action :
Piracetam belongs to a group of drugs called the GABA analogues. It acts on the brain and protects it from oxygen depletion.
What are the common side effects?
The common side effects of piracetam are stomach discomfort, pain, gas formation, nausea, irritation, headache, sleep disturbance, dizziness, and confusion.
Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast Feeding: Safe under medical guidance Kidney dysfunction: Unsafe Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Do not take the Cerecetam if a previous allergic reaction has been experienced with piracetam.
• People with serious kidney problems, brain hemorrhage (excessive bleeding), and a condition called Huntington‘s disease should not use the Cerecetam medicine.
• In the case of minor kidney problems and bleeding disorders, cautious use of the Cerecetam is necessary. People with kidney disease need a dose adjustment.
• If any other drugs such as blood-thinning agents, thyroid drugs, etc. are to be taken, while using Cerecetam, inform a doctor. This is to avoid unwanted interactions between the drugs.
• Do not carry out activities which need high attention. There is a chance of dizziness, a side effect of Cerecetam medication which can alter the concentration.
• To be on safe side, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take the Cerecetam drug.
• Take the exact Cerecetam dosage as prescribed by the doctor. Exceeding the dose can lead to unwanted effects and increase the risk of Cerecetam side effects.
• Read the instructions given on the label regarding the Cerecetam use and side effects to ensure safety with the drug use.
What else should I know?
1. Is it safe for me to get pregnant while using piracetam? You should not opt for pregnancy while using piracetam but should use contraceptive methods to avoid pregnancy. In the case of becoming pregnant, immediately reach out to a doctor.
2. How much of piracetam medicine should I take? The usual starting dose of piracetam is
7.2 gms per day, to be taken in separate doses.
3. Can I stop taking the piracetam tablets immediately if my condition is normal? Abrupt discontinuation of piracetam can lead to twitching and jerking movements. So avoid it.
4. Is it safe driving after piracetam medication? It is advisable not to drive after taking piracetam due to the chances of dizziness and shakiness which can alter the thinking and reaction.
5. How should I take the piracetam tablets? Swallow the tablets with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew them as it can release the tablet contents at once.