The following problems are treated with this medication:
- Alzheimer’s disease symptoms
- Dyslexia (learning disorder)
- Breathing attacks
- Movement dysfunction (myoclonus)
IUPAC name: 2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)acetamide
Drug class: Cognition enhancers; Nootropics
Route of administration: Oral, intravenous, intramuscular
Is it a drug that needs a prescription? YES
Is it an OTC drug? NO
Mechanism of action
This drug prevents oxygen deprivation by working on the brain and neurological system. It functions by promoting the neurotransmitter acetylcholine’s release, which enhances neural cell communication.
It may result in a variety of side effects, including headaches, sedation, nausea, abdominal pain, nausea, weight gain, nervousness, tremors, and restlessness.
Before using this medication, take the following precautions and notify your doctor:
If you are allergic to it or to other drugs, or if you have any other allergies,
If you are taking any other medication (prescribed, non-prescribed, or herbal products),
Children under the age of 8 should not use this drug since its safety and efficacy have not been proven.
If you have or ever had kidney disease, hepatic issues, a urinary tract infection, seizures,
If you have undergone any type of surgery,
Limit your alcohol usage since it increases your chances of developing blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness. It may also cause a loss of alertness.
If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor.
Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.