P  - Contraindicated in pregnancy

L  - Contraindicated in lactation

Molecule Info

 
Indication & Dosage Oral
Adjunct in cortical myoclonus
Adult: 7.2 g daily in 2-3 divided doses, increased by 4.8 g/day every 3-4 days. Max dose: 20 g daily.
CrCl (ml/min) Dosage Recommendation
50-79 2/3 usual dose
30-49 1/3 usual dose
20-29 1/6 usual dose
<20 Contra-indicated

Oral
As a cognitive enhancer in cerebrocortical insufficiency
Adult: 2.4 g daily, given as 2-3 divided doses. Up to 4.8 g daily may be used in severe cases.
CrCl (ml/min) Dosage Recommendation
50-79 2/3 usual dose
30-49 1/3 usual dose
20-29 1/6 usual dose
<20 Contra-indicated

Parenteral
As a cognitive enhancer in cerebrocortical insufficiency
Adult: 1-2 g tid via IV/IM admin.

Special Populations: Patients with mild to moderate renal impairment: CrCl: 40-60 mL/min: ½ the usual dose; 20-40 mL/min: Quarter of the usual dose.
Administration Soln: May be taken with or without food. Take w/ a glass of water or soft drink after taking the undiluted soln to mask bitter taste. 
Contraindications Hepatic and severe renal impairment. Cerebral haemorrhage. Pregnancy and lactation.
Special Precautions Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Impaired renal function. Cardiac disorders. Haemostatic disorders. Patients who have recently undergone major surgery. Elderly.
Adverse Drug Reactions Hyperkinesia, nervousness, depression, diarrhoea, rashes. CNS stimulation, sleep disturbances, dizziness, excitement, insomnia, somnolence, wt gain.
Drug Interactions May increase prothrombin time in patients who are on warfarin. Please consult detailed drug interactions before prescribing.
Pharmacology
Piracetam protects the cerebral cortex against hypoxia. It also inhibits platelet aggregation and reduces blood viscosity.
ATC Classification N06BX03 - piracetam; Belongs to the class of other agents used as CNS stimulant.

Brand/Product Info


Total Products : 9         
Brand Name Manufacturer/Marketer Composition Dosage Form Pack Size & Price
ENMECON Sandoz/Novartis Piracetam INN 800mg Film Coated Tablet 5x10's, MRP 455.00
JUVAIN Opsonin Pharma Limited Piracetam INN 800mg Tablet 50's: 300.00 MRP
LUCETAM City Overseas Piracetam INN 1200mg Film Coated Tablet 20's: 315.00 TP
MEMOPIL ACI Ltd. Piracetam INN 800mg & 120mg Tablet 800mg x50's, 1200mg x30's: 301.00 & 270.90 MRP
MEMOPIL Syrup ACI Ltd. Piracetam INN 500mg/5ml Syrup 100ml: 150.57 MRP
NEUROLEP Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Piracetam 800mg Tablet 5x10's: 302.00 MRP
NEUROLEP ORAL Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Piracetam 500mg/5 ml Oral Solution 100 ml: 151.02 MRP
PIRATAM General Pharmaceuticals Ltd Piracetam INN 800mg Tablet 40's: 240.80 MRP
PIRATAM Syrup General Pharmaceuticals Ltd Piracetam INN 500mg/5ml Syrup 100ml: 150.57 MRP

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