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Piracetam Side Effects

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Common Piracetam Side Effects


The most commonly reported Piracetam side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Amnesia (2)
Anorexia (2)
Pain In Extremity (2)
Hemiparesis (2)
Pyrexia (2)
Vasculitis (2)
Oropharyngeal Pain (1)
Muscle Rigidity (1)
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (1)
Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (1)
Face Oedema (1)
Visual Acuity Reduced (1)
Visual Impairment (1)
Inguinal Hernia (1)
Leukoencephalopathy (1)
Lymphadenopathy (1)
Ischaemic Stroke (1)
Hyperkinesia (1)
Haemorrhage (1)
Facial Pain (1)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Piracetam Side Effects Reported to FDA



Piracetam Side Effect Report#8601909
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Hyperkinesia, Clonic Convulsion, Muscle Rigidity, Sinus Tachycardia, Delirium, Pyrexia
This is a report of a 70-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Piracetam (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Rotigotine
  • Pramipexol
  • Amantadine
  • Quetiapine
  • Levodopa
  • Carbidopa
  • Piperacillin
  • Tazobactam
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Hyperkinesia, Clonic Convulsion, Muscle Rigidity, Sinus Tachycardia, Delirium, Pyrexia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Piracetam treatment in male patients, resulting in Death side effect.
Piracetam Side Effect Report#8222152-8
This report suggests a potential Piracetam Sudden Unexplained Death In Epilepsy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 38-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United Kingdom was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Piracetam (dosage: Dose Not Sure) starting NS. After starting Piracetam the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:Additional drugs used concurrently:
  • Vimpat
  • Lamotrigine (Daily Dose: 700 Mg)
Although Piracetam demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sudden Unexplained Death In Epilepsy, may still occur.
Piracetam Side Effect Report#7954236-3
Facial Pain, Face Oedema, Pain In Jaw, Pyrexia, Rash, Cheilitis, Oropharyngeal Pain, Lymphadenopathy, Erythema
This Facial Pain problem was reported by a physician from France. A 86-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: balance disorder. On
May 01, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Piracetam (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Solupred (france) (Solupred 20 One Intake Only)
  • Tanakan (france)
When using Piracetam, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Facial Pain, Face Oedema, Pain In Jaw, Pyrexia, Rash, Cheilitis, Oropharyngeal Pain, Lymphadenopathy, ErythemaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Facial Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Piracetam Side Effect Report#7657028-8
Eye Movement Disorder, Hemiparesis, Dysaesthesia
This Eye Movement Disorder side effect was reported by a physician from Poland. A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Piracetam (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Statin
.After starting to take Piracetam the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Eye Movement Disorder, Hemiparesis, DysaesthesiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Piracetam.
Piracetam Side Effect Report#7396010-5
Visual Impairment, Saccadic Eye Movement, Creutzfeldt-jakob Disease, Dementia, Amnesia, Ataxia, Inguinal Hernia, Disturbance In Attention, Leukoencephalopathy
This is a report of a 71-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Germany, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Piracetam (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Phenobarbital Srt
  • Midazolam
  • Lorazepam
  • Topiramate
  • Vimpat ((50 Mg, 50mgx2))
  • Aspirin
  • Keppra
  • Valproic Acid
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Visual Impairment, Saccadic Eye Movement, Creutzfeldt-jakob Disease, Dementia, Amnesia, Ataxia, Inguinal Hernia, Disturbance In Attention, Leukoencephalopathy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Piracetam treatment in male patients, resulting in Visual Impairment side effect.
Piracetam Side Effect Report#7331696-2
Hemiparesis, Ischaemic Stroke, Aphasia
This report suggests a potential Piracetam Hemiparesis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from Poland was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Piracetam (dosage: 2400 Nr) starting
Feb 24, 2009. After starting Piracetam the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hemiparesis, Ischaemic Stroke, AphasiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate (5 Mg)
  • Amiodarone (200 Mg)
  • Potassium (315 Mg)
  • Gliquidone (2 Mg)
  • Levothyroxine (150 Mcg)
  • Ramipril (10 Mg)
  • Lacidipine (4 Mg)
  • Chlorthalidone (50 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Piracetam demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hemiparesis, may still occur.
Piracetam Side Effect Report#7232403-4
Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Acute Myocardial Infarction
This Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage problem was reported by a physician from Taiwan, Province Of China. A 80-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Oct 07, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Piracetam (piracetam) (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Aspirin (100 Mg, Qd, Oral)
  • Pletal (100 Mg, Bid, Oral)
  • Tamsuilosin (tamsulosin)
When using Piracetam (piracetam), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Acute Myocardial InfarctionThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Piracetam Side Effect Report#5247272-1
Visual Acuity Reduced
This Visual Acuity Reduced side effect was reported by a physician from Russian Federation. A 43-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Piracetam (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
May 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sandostatin Lar
.After starting to take Piracetam the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Visual Acuity ReducedThese side effects may potentially be related to Piracetam.
Piracetam Side Effect Report#5146143-9
Anorexia, Haemorrhage, Pain In Extremity, Vasculitis
This is a report of a 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Latvia, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: cerebral thrombosis, who was treated with Piracetam (dosage: NA, start time:
Apr 06, 2006), combined with:
  • Sermion
  • Plavix
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Anorexia, Haemorrhage, Pain In Extremity, Vasculitis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Piracetam treatment in male patients, resulting in Anorexia side effect.
Piracetam Side Effect Report#5142530-3
Anorexia, Pain In Extremity, Vasculitis
This report suggests a potential Piracetam Anorexia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Latvia was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: cerebral thrombosis and used Piracetam (dosage: NA) starting
Apr 06, 2006. After starting Piracetam the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Anorexia, Pain In Extremity, VasculitisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Sermion
  • Plavix
Although Piracetam demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anorexia, may still occur.
Piracetam Side Effect Report#4959562-8
Acute Respiratory Failure, Agitation, Amnesia, Anxiety, Atrial Fibrillation, Balance Disorder, Blood Pressure Increased, Bronchitis Chronic, Cardiac Failure Chronic
This Acute Respiratory Failure problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Poland. A 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Jan 01, 2001 this consumer started treatment with Piracetam (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Piracetam, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Acute Respiratory Failure, Agitation, Amnesia, Anxiety, Atrial Fibrillation, Balance Disorder, Blood Pressure Increased, Bronchitis Chronic, Cardiac Failure ChronicThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Acute Respiratory Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.



The appearance of Piracetam on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.


What are common Piracetam Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Hemiparesis 2
Acute Respiratory Failure 1
Agitation 1
Amnesia 1
Anxiety 1
Aphasia 1
Atrial Fibrillation 1
Balance Disorder 1
Blood Pressure Increased 1
Bronchitis Chronic 1

What are common Piracetam Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Anorexia 2
Pain In Extremity 2
Vasculitis 2
Acute Myocardial Infarction 1
Amnesia 1
Ataxia 1
Clonic Convulsion 1
Creutzfeldt-jakob Disease 1
Death 1
Delirium 1

Track Your Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep track of your health symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Piracetam reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
    FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.

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