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Pramiracetam is a popular muscle relaxer.
Pramiracetam is a well known muscle relaxer that is regularly prescribed to patients who are suffering from spasticity (as Pramiracetam is known to relax the body's muscle tone).
Pramiracetam is a short-acting drug. You should take this product only when you need to relief your muscle spasticity. You should not start using Pramiracetam if you are following a treatment with Cipro or with Luvox. You should avoid taking a dose of Pramiracetam at a time when you need to maintain your balance in order to accomplish a certain activity. In such cases, a reduced muscle tone could actually endanger your physical safety.
Switching between Pramiracetam capsules and tablets, changing the time of day when you take your doses of Pramiracetam or changing your regular diet could decrease the medicine's beneficial effects and increase its unpleasant side effects. You should not use more than 36 mg of Pramiracetam (approximately 3 doses of Pramiracetam) in less than 24 hours. Extra high doses of Pramiracetam could cause severe liver damage. During your treatment with Pramiracetam you should avoid taking allergy or cold drugs, narcotic pain drugs, medicines that treat seizures, anxiety or depression, sleeping pills, etc, as these medicines are known to increase the sleepiness that is a side effect of this product. While you are following a treatment with Pramiracetam you should also avoid consuming any alcoholic beverages (or any other products that contain alcohol), as this increases Pramiracetam's side effects.
Before you start a treatment with Pramiracetam you should inform your personal health care provider if you are suffering from known allergic reactions to any foods, dyes, preservatives or other medicines or if you are suffering from:
- "long qt syndrome.";
- Kidney disorders;
- Liver disorders;
- Low or high blood pressure;
In case you do have any of the medical conditions that have been listed here, you might not be allowed to start taking Pramiracetam or it might be best for you to be prescribed a lower dose of Pramiracetam. During your treatment with this product you should undergo regular tests in order for your personal health care provider to effectively monitor your body's response to the medicine.
Pramiracetam is a category C FDA pregnancy medicine. Therefore, a treatment with Pramiracetam during pregnancy could harm a growing fetus. If you are pregnant, or if you want to become pregnant soon, you should ask your personal physician if you can start a treatment with Pramiracetam. It has not been determined whether Pramiracetam's components are able to pass into the patient's breast milk or not. If you are nursing a child, you should ask a doctor if you may start using this product. Elderly patients (over 60 years old) are known to be more prone to experience Pramiracetam's side effects. The muscle-relaxing effect of Pramiracetam lasts longer in their case too.
Ask your personal health care provider (your doctor) to tell you exactly how you should take each dose of Pramiracetam. Do not deviate from any of your physician's instructions or directions. If you fail to understand some of them, you should immediately consult a pharmacist or a nurse and ask them to explain them to you. If you need any additional information regarding Pramiracetam you should carefully read the drug's label.
Each dose of Pramiracetam should be accompanied by a full glass of liquid. As Pramiracetam is a short-acting product, its effects will not last for more than 6 hours. You should wait at least 8 hours to pass between two subsequent doses of Pramiracetam. Ask your personal health care provider whether you should take your doses of Pramiracetam on a full or on an empty stomach, as this is known to influence your tizanidine blood levels. During your treatment with Pramiracetam you should undergo regular liver tests. Avoid missing any of your doctor's appointments.
You must not stop your treatment with Pramiracetam without your physician's approval. Pramiracetam is known to trigger withdrawal symptoms like fast heartbeat, dizziness, anxiety, tremors, and increased spasticity, especially after a long term treatment with it. This product should be stored in a place that is far from the reach of pets and children, in order to avoid unpleasant accidents like poisoning. Keep Pramiracetam in a cool and dry place (not in the bathroom or anywhere near the kitchen sink).
Ask your personal doctor to tell you the dose of Pramiracetam that you should take in (the one that suits you best). Do not deviate from the dose that you have been prescribed by your physician without his or her consent.
If you think that you could be suffering from an overdose with this product you should seek medical care right away. Alert your local poison control centre and your personal physician at once. You might have to go to the nearest emergency room in order to receive a proper treatment for your condition. The average symptoms of an overdose with Pramiracetam include confusion, drowsiness, shallow breathing, slow heart rate, fainting, feeling light-headed, or coma.
If you happen to miss one of your prescribed doses of Pramiracetam, you should take it as soon as you can. However, if it is already time for another scheduled dose, you should skip the one that you have missed and proceed with your regular dosing treatment. Do not take extra doses of Pramiracetam without your personal physician's approval.
Talk to your personal doctor at once if you experience anything that is unusual or bothersome during or shortly after using Pramiracetam.
Ask your doctor if you may take other drugs during your treatment with Pramiracetam.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Pramiracetam may also be known as: