Nootropil 800mg Tablet

Name: Nootropil 800mg Tablet
Manufacturer: Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
MRP: Rs. 494.00
Unit Price: Rs. 16.47
Package Price: Rs. 494.00 (Qty.: 30)
Package Form: strip
Medicine Form: tablet

What is Nootropil?

Nootropil is an artificially synthesized neurotransmitter belonging to the class of GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid). It helps in preventing degeneration of brain and nerve cells by allowing free flow of nutrients and oxygen.

Composition of Nootropil:

Piracetam is the chemical component of Nootropil, and it belongs to the class of GABA. It acts through the medium of other non-medicinal ingredients that are neutral and do not interfere with the drug action.

What is Nootropil used for?

The therapeutic indications of Nootropil are as follows:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cerebral Stroke
  • Dementia due to brain disorders
  • Parkinsonism
  • Senile dementia
  • Cerebral dysfunction following head injury

Nootropil should be taken only if it has been prescribed by a physician and not otherwise.

Side Effects of Nootropil Consumption:

When any drug is consumed without any medical indication or in a wrong manner, it tends to produce side effects. Sometimes, hypersensitivity of patients is also responsible for development of side effects. Some of the unpleasant symptoms associated with usage of Nootropil are mentioned below:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Physical and mental nervousness
  • Muscular pain
  • Excessive desire to sleep
  • Weight fluctuation

Patients should remember that any discomfort felt after consuming the drug is a side effect of the drug and should be reported to a doctor immediately.

Precautions for Nootropil Consumption:

Nootropil is a very strong medicine and should be taken only as per a physician's prescription. Some important points to be considered by patients who are on a course of Nootropil are as follows:

  • Nootropil should strictly be consumed only as per a physician's or neurologist's prescription.
  • The drug should not be stopped or its dose altered unless the doctor asks to do so.
  • Patients should not alter the drug dose on their own if any side effect develops. The doctor should be consulted immediately for further advice.
  • Nootropil should not be used if medication is already being taken for any other neurological health disorder.
  • Alcohol and Nootropil should never be consumed together as it could cause brain damage.
  • Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers should not take this medicine as it could cause developmental disorders in the baby.

Apart from this, other instructions may be provided to the patients regarding usage of Nootropil. It is important to follow all the instructions well, in order to avoid unnecessary drug reactions and health complications.

Nootropil Alternatives:

Other medicines having similar medical composition to Nootropil can be used as alternatives to it. These drugs tend to have the same therapeutic action on the nerves and brain cells as Nootropil. Some of the Nootropil substitutes have been mentioned below:

  • Cetamsrin Tablet
  • Ple Tablet
  • Flocetam Tablet
  • Cerecetam Tablet
  • Nutam Tablet

These tablets can be used in place of Nootropil only if they have been prescribed by a physician.

Nootropil FAQs:

  • Which neurological disorders will not respond to Nootropil?
    Brain cancer, infections of the brain, hydrocephalus, may not respond well to treatment with Nootropil. More intense medical treatment or surgery might be required to treat these conditions.

  • When should a dose of Nootropil be taken?
    Ideally, a dose of Nootropil should be taken before bed time, to avoid the inconvenience of sleepiness associated with the medicine.

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