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Nootropil 800mg (Piracetam)
Qty Price per Unit Price
Nootropil 800mg (piracetam) x 30 $1.60 $48.00
Nootropil 800mg (piracetam) x 60 $1.40 $84.00
Nootropil 800mg (piracetam) x 90 $1.20 $108.00
Nootropil 800mg (piracetam) x 180 $1.00 $180.00
Nootropil 800mg (piracetam) x 360 $0.90 $324.00


Product Information


Nootropil 800 contains 800mg of the active ingredient Piracetam. The active drug belongs to the group of drugs called GABA analogues. Nootropil also contains the following inactive ingredients: macrogol 6000, macrogol 400, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), sunset yellow (E110), and talc.


It is used as a cognitive enhancer. Cognitive enhancers are known as “nootropics”. They increase brain performance to improve memory, learning, reasoning, mood, and attention. Its action is related to the increase of neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, that is involved in memory function and brain processes. It acts on the nervous system and the brain to protect it against shortness of oxygen by improving oxygen and blood supply to the brain. It also prevents platelet aggregation and helps reduce blood viscosity. Studies have found it effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease, dementia in Parkinson’s disease, age related memory loss, head injury, stroke, alcoholism, and dyslexia.


Nootropil is also used in combination with other medications to treat myoclonus. Myoclonus is a condition where the nervous system causes uncontrollable jerking or twitching of muscles, particularly the arms and legs.




Nootropil 800 is manufactured by Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd.




The doctor will prescribe the right dosage per patient and it must be followed strictly. The usual dosage of Nootropil are as follows:


Adjunct treatment for cortical myoclonus – 7.2g per day in 2 to 3 divided doses

  • It is recommended to split the dose so that 3 tablets are taken in the morning, 3 tablets at midday, and 3 tablets in the evening.
  • The doctor may increase the dose as needed, to ensure the best dose is received to treat the condition
  • Dose may be increased by 4.8g per day every 3 to 4 days
  • Maximum dose of 20g daily

Cognitive enhancer – 2.4g per day in 2 to 3 divided doses

  • Dose may be increased up to 4.8g per day for severe cases


Nootropil tablet is taken by mouth, swallowed whole with a glassful of water. It may be taken with or without food. If a dose is missed, skip it if it’s almost time for the next dose. Never double the dose to make up for a missed dose. Use of Nootropil must not be stopped abruptly for it may cause jerking and twitching.






Nootropil is contraindicated to patients with known hypersensitivity to the active drug Piracetam, and to any of the tablet’s ingredients. It is also contraindicated to patients with liver and severe kidney impairment, cerebral hemorrhage, and Huntington’s disease. Pregnant and lactating or breastfeeding women should not take this medication.


Side effects


Medications may also cause side effects and Nootropil is not exempted from this. However, each patient will differ in response or tolerance to medications.


The most common side effects that Nootropil may cause include weight gain, nervousness, and sleepiness. Other side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Weakness, feeling sick
  • Restlessness
  • Depression
  • Excitement
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Anxiety and agitation
  • Spontaneous bleeding
  • Allergic reaction

It is best to notify a physician if any of the side effects worsen, persist, and become troublesome. It is also important to notify the physician if one gets any of the side effects mentioned and those not included in the list.


Warnings and Precautions


Before taking Nootropil, it is best to discuss with the doctor all medical conditions, history and medications. A patient must inform the doctor of the following:

  • Any kidney problem
  • Any bleeding problem
  • Any major surgery


A patient must also inform the doctor if the following medications are being used:

  • Anticoagulants like warfarin
  • Low dose aspirin
  • Thyroid extract or thyroxine


Driving and using machineries must be avoided while taking Nootropil for the drug may cause drowsiness and shakiness.


Nootropil contains 46mg sodium per dose. This should be taken into consideration by patients with a controlled sodium diet. The drug also contains coloring agent sunset yellow (E110) which may cause an allergy.


Nootropil and Alcohol


It is recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking Nootropil for it may increase the effects of alcohol intoxication.


Additional Information

Manufacturer Dr Reddy's