Pramiracetam causes formation of nitric oxide - a powerful vasodilator, which is crucial for short-term memory. It also affects neuropeptide mediation, as a result improving memory and learning processes. One interesting thing about pramiracetam is that it has higher potency than piracetam: the most common dose is only 600 Mg - 4 times smaller than that of Piracetam. Another interesting fact is that it has a very late onset of first effects: in most cases they should not be expected until 5-6 weeks into the course. In some cases Pramiracetam can also be used as an antidepressant.
Pramistar is usually prescribed to older patients and adults for the following indications:
Dosage and administration
The doses are 600 mg once or twice per day.
Side effects occur rarely, with the most common being dry mouth, nausea, pain in the upper stomach, dizziness and psychomotor agitation.
Note: If used as a mild cognitive enhancer by otherwise healthy people, Pramiracetam should be taken over a course of 6 to 8 weeks, with main effects starting to manifest after 5 - 6 weeks of supplementation.