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Side effect(s) of Piracetam

Last Updated on May 11, 2022
Review the side-effects of Piracetam as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.
If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting

Central Nervous System: Headache, drowsiness, nervousness, agitation, anxiety, and insomnia (inability to sleep), confusion, and hallucination

Skin: Allergic skin reactions such as skin rashes, itching or hives

Others: Increased body movements, weight gain, and general weakness

Other Precautions : • Avoid excess dose.
• In case of overdose, the nearest emergency medical center should be contacted.

Drug Name : Piracetam

Piracetam generic Piracetam is used to treat cortical myoclonus, a movement disorder that causes short and uncontrollable twitching or jerky movements of arms and legs. Piracetam is often prescribed to improve cognition and memory and slow brain aging. It has been used to improve the neurological conditions of Alzheimer’s disease , Down’s syndrome , dementia and dyslexia (learning disorder).
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