LUCETAM 1200 mg. 20 tablets
Drug substance: 1200 mg in each tablet filmed respectively. Excipients: magnesium stearate, MACROGOL, dibutil polividon, sebakat, titanium dioxide (E171), ethylcellulose, hypromellose, talc.
View: white or whitish, oval, convex tablets marked with a 241 (400 mg), 242 (800 mg) and 243 (1200 mg) on one side.
Bottle of dark glass with plastic cap provided against developing, with antivibracionen material. The bottle is placed in a cardboard box along with a leaflet for the patient.
1. What is LUCETAM and what to use?
The drug Piracetam, Lucetam is a nootropno, (increasing cognitive and memory functions of the brain). It increases the metabolism of the nerve cells, restores the structure and improves the function of cell membranes, which enhances the exchange of information between these cells. Piracetam has beneficial effects on brain blood circulation and metabolism.
Piracetam decreased agglutination of platelets and also the attachment of the red blood cells to the vascular wall, which is the first stage in the formation of thrombi with subsequent clogging of blood vessels.
• Treatment of manifestations in psycho-organic syndrome, such as: memory disorders, the inability to concentration, lack of motivation;
• Treatment of effects of ischemic (impaired blood supply due to brain), cerebrovascular accidents, in particular-aphasia (loss of speech);
• Treatment of cortical myoclonus (sudden involuntary muscle contractions), as samostâtelno treatment or in combination;
-Treatment of Vertigo (dizziness) and related disorders of balance, with the exception of lightheadedness from vascular or psychic origin.
• Treatment of dizleksiâ (disturbances in the ability to read) in combination with other appropriate therapeutic approaches, such as speech therapy.
2. BEFORE YOU START TAKING LUCETAM
Before you start taking Lucetam, please inform your doctor. You should not take this medicine if:
-you are allergic to the drug or the excipients;
-you suffer from severe kidney failure;
-you had a hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain, stroke);
-you are pregnant.
Can I adopt Lucetam tablets if you have other illnesses?
Some diseases may affect the possibility of applying this medication, so tell your doctor if:
-You suffer from kidney damage, since the release of drug from the body and therefore can decrease its effect to increase. In the elderly doctor will examine kidney function before starting treatment;
-You suffer from epilepsy or have a penchant for muscle spasms, because the drug can provoke seizures;
-You are suffering from a bleeding disorder or severe bleeding, or have surgery, because the drug can deepen coagulation disorders; its use in such cases requires special attention;
-You suffer from cortical myoclonus, because sudden cessation of treatment may lead to sudden deterioration or another attack;
-You suffer from thyrotoxicosis (elevated thyroid hormone), because the drug can aggravate the shaking, anxiety, sleep disorders and derangements.
Although studies have not shown that the drug is harmful for the fetus as it passes through the placenta, usually this drug is contraindicated during pregnancy. Your doctor may prescribe it if you are pregnant only if the benefits exceed the risks involved.
The drug is broadcast with stern, so adoption of Lucetam is not recommended during lactation. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding seek your doctor's advice for any medication that you are beginning to agree.
Driving and operating machinery
There is no clinical observations that piracetam responds these activities, but given the possible adverse reactions, this possibility cannot be excluded. Therefore, the extent of any ban/restriction will be determined individually by your doctor.
Acceptance of other drugs during treatment with Lucetam
Medicinal interactions may refer to the medications you are taking at the moment, you have taken some time ago or will take in the future. It is therefore extremely important to inform your doctor if you are taking or if you have recently taken other medications, even over-the-counter ones. Be sure to tell the doctor if you are taking the CNS stimulants, antipsychotics (medicine for mental illness), thyroid medications containing hormones or anticoagulants (anticoagulant). Their simultaneous use with Lucetam
HOW TO TAKE LUCETAM
Use the product only as prescribed, the recommended dose and duration of treatment will be strictly monitored by the doctor. The dose is determined individually depending on the type and severity of the disease and the clinical result. Tablets should be taken with 100-200 ml liquid. It does not matter whether you are taking the tablets before or after food. Recommended daily doses depending on readings:
Treatment of manifestations of psycho-organic syndrome: 2.4-4.8 g/day, divided into 2-3 reception.
Treating effects of moz′čno-vascular accidents, in particular-aphasia (loss of speech): In sub-acute and chronic (bonding more than 15 days) these recommended daily dose is 4.8-6 g.
Treatment of cortical myoclonus: the recommended starting dose is 7.2 g per day, which can be increased to 4.8 g daily for 3-4 day intervals up to a maximum of 24 g daily.
Treatment of Vertigo (Vertigo): 2.4-4.8 g/day, divided into 2-3 reception.
Treatment of children with dizleksiâ (impossible to read): the recommended daily intake in children over 8 years and adolescents is 3.2 g, divided into 2 accepted. You may need to reduce the dose in patients with impairment of renal function. The duration of the treatment depends on the clinical picture. In chronic diseases treatment usually lasts 6-12 weeks but can last several months. Do not stop the treatment with this drug at your discretion. In the event that you take more tablets than prescribed: seek medical help if this happened or if you have any doubt about it. If you missed the reception: If you missed the reception of the drug at the usual time, take it as soon as possible. However, if it's time for the next intake do not take two doses to make up for missed. Don't risk to predozirate, never take two doses at the same time.
4. possible SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Lucetam can also cause side effects. The latter are usually mild and occur mostly after taking high doses. However, tell your doctor if you get such. If any of the following occur, stop accepting Lucetam and inform your physician immediately or contact the nearest emergency unit:
-Swelling of the lips or throat, which causes difficulty in breathing or swallowing;-Fainting or feeling light-headed
These side effects are very serious. If there is a sign that you might be allergic to Lucetam.
• Urticaria (skin rash) it can also be a sign of a very rare allergic reaction. Immediately stop accepting medication, inform the treating physician and ask how to continue your treatment. If the blisters are extensive and are all over the body, contact your doctor to avoid serious consequences. The above-mentioned adverse reactions occur extremely rarely. The side effects listed below are usually mild. However, please inform your doctor for them. Adverse reactions with a frequency of less than 5%, occurring mostly in elderly patients under treatment with doses higher than 2400 mg daily.
-nervousness, razdraznimost, anxiety, anxiety, aggressive behavior, increased physical activity, sleep disorders.
Side effects, with a frequency of less than 2%: nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain, weight gain.
Rare: high or low blood pressure, dizziness, headache, tremor, increased sexuality, allergic reactions.
Very rare: drowsiness, tiredness (paradoxical effects). Other rare adverse reactions observed in clinical trials: confusion, hallucinations (hearing voices, apparitions), uncertain gait, posture disorders, worsening epilepsy, expansion of blood vessels with the swelling, itching, dermatitis. All the above reactions resolve to gradually reduce the dose. It is very likely that none of the abovementioned effects do not occur in your case. Tell your doctor if you experience an adverse reaction that is not described in this leaflet.
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store below 30 ° c.
The expiration date is printed on the carton.