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Nootropil (Piracetam)

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Nootropil (piracetam) is used with other medications to treat myoclonus. Myoclonus is a nervous system condition in which the muscles jerk or twitch suddenly and involuntarily.

Nootropil medicine comes in an 800 mg tablet for oral use.

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By mouth (tablets)


Take Nootropil as directed by your doctor. If you have any questions or concerns about the medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Recommended starting dose:

Patients generally start out by taking 9 tablets (7,200 mg) daily: 3 tablets in the morning, 3 tablets at noon, and 3 tablets in the evening. The tablets should be swallowed whole and taken with a full glass of water. 


Piracetam is the active ingredient in each Nootropil tablet. Piracetam exerts its action on the brain and nervous system and is believed to prevent oxygen shortage.

Macrogol 6000, macrogol 400, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), sunset yellow (E110), and talc are the inactive ingredients included.


Avoid the use of Nootropil if you have any of the following:

  • An allergy to piracetam or to any of the other ingredients contained in Nootropil
  • Serious kidney problems
  • Huntington's Disease
  • A brain hemorrhage or history of a brain hemorrhage


  • Before you begin treatment with Nootropil, be sure to discuss the following with your doctor:
    • All the medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medications
    • Your allergies
    • Your medical history and current health problems
    • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You may experience drowsiness and shakiness with Nootropil treatment; therefore, you should avoid activities that require concentration, such as driving and operating machinery, until you know how the medication affects you.
  • Nootropil tablets contain sodium; patients on a controlled sodium diet should consult their doctor before taking Nootropil.
  • Nootropil tablets contain sunset yellow (E110), a coloring agent that can cause allergic reactions in some patients.

Side Effects

Spontaneous bleeding, mood changes, hallucinations, balance problems when standing, restlessness, nervousness, sleepiness, weakness, depression, vertigo, weight gain, stomach pain, diarrhea, feeling sick, headache, sleep problems, skin swelling, skin rash, and skin itching are some Nootropil side effects that may occur. However, these are not all the side effects that can be caused by Nootropil. Call your doctor immediately if you develop side effects that are bothersome or persistent.


Nootropil 800 mg Tablets. Watford, Herts: OPD Laboratories Ltd; 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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