Aminalon is a nootropic with psychostimulatory qualities. Aminalon (C4H9NO2) is a neurotransmitter which slows nerve impulse. Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (also known as GABA, γ-aminobutyric acid) is synthesised in the brain from glutamic acid (another neurotransmitter).

The main property of GABA is that it regulates blood flow in the brain, improves memory, speech, and coordination. It facilitates cerebral metabolic processes. As a result, blood flow to the brain normalizes, as well as cellular respiration and energy production. Additionally, the active component of the drug stabilizes arterial pressure, alleviating unpleasant symptoms such as interrupted sleep, vertigo, and convulsions. GABA increases oxygen levels in nerve tissue and protects against convulsions, it also facilitates absorption of glucose. It can also lower blood pressure, regulate sleep, and remove toxic metabolites.

Indications for use in adults:

  • Atherosclerosis of cerebral arteries accompanied by mental deterioration;
  • Arterial hypertension;
  • Symptoms from head and brain trauma and circulatory problems in the brain;
  • Cerebral blood vessel disease;
  • Memory, speech, and attention problems as a result of chronic cerebrovascular illness;
  • Alcoholic polyneuropathy and encephalopathy;


One capsule contains: 250 mg of the active ingredient - GABA. Inactive ingredients: 27.2 mg sucrose and 2.8 mg magnesium stearate monohydrate. Coating: 85.92 mg magnesium hydroxide carbonate (magnesium carbonate base) and 17.26 mg wheat flour.


Aminalon is a nootropic which restores metabolic processes in the brain, regulates the brain's use of glucose, and works to remove metabolic toxins. It improves thinking, memory, and restores motor and speech functions after problems caused by insufficient blood flow to the brain. It has a light tension booster effect, and lowers arterial pressure and alleviates symptoms of hypertonia (dizziness and insomnia). GABA slightly reduces heart rate. It also has a moderate anti-hypoxic and anticonvulsant effect. It lowers glucose levels in people with diabetes and produces the opposite effect in those with normal glucose levels.


Absorption is quick and efficient. The TCmax is 60 minutes, then the concentration quickly lowers. After 24 hours it is not detectable in plasma.

Dosage and administration:

To be taken orally after a meal. The daily dose for adults is 3-3.75 grams. For children (1-3 year-olds) –– 1-2 grams daily; (4-6 year-olds) - 2-3 grams daily; (children over seven years old) - 3 grams daily. The full daily amount should be taken in three separate doses. The treatment can last from 2-3 weeks to 2-4 months. Adults should take 0.5 grams for prevention or aleviation of seasickness. For children, the dose is 0.25 grams, taken three times a day, for 3-4 days.


  • Acute kidney and liver disease;
  • Hypersensetivity.

Possible side effects

  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Blood pressure lability;
  • Dyspepsia;
  • Sleep disturbance.