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on Mar 13, 2012 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 38 years of age, was treated with Piracetam. . Piracetam dosage: Dose Not Sure.
Associated medications used:
  • Vimpat
  • Lamotrigine (Daily Dose: 700 Mg)


Facial Pain, Face Oedema, Pain In Jaw, Pyrexia, Rash, Cheilitis, Oropharyngeal Pain, Lymphadenopathy, Erythema (7954236-3)
Patient was taking Piracetam. Patient felt the following Piracetam side effects: facial pain, face oedema, pain in jaw, pyrexia, rash, cheilitis, oropharyngeal pain, lymphadenopathy, erythema on Nov 22, 2011 from FRANCE Additional patient health information: Female , 86 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • balance disorder
and. Piracetam dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Solupred (france) (Solupred 20 One Intake Only)
  • Tanakan (france)


Eye Movement Disorder, Hemiparesis, Dysaesthesia (7657028-8)
Adverse event was reported on Jul 29, 2011 by a Female taking Piracetam (Dosage: N/A) . Location: POLAND , 70 years of age, After Piracetam was administered, patient encountered several Piracetam side effects: eye movement disorder, hemiparesis, dysaesthesia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Statin


Visual Impairment, Saccadic Eye Movement, Creutzfeldt-jakob Disease, Dementia, Amnesia, Ataxia, Inguinal Hernia, Disturbance In Attention, Leukoencephalopathy (7396010-5)
on Mar 10, 2011 Male from GERMANY , 71 years of age, was treated with Piracetam. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Piracetam side effects: visual impairment, saccadic eye movement, creutzfeldt-jakob disease, dementia, amnesia, ataxia, inguinal hernia, disturbance in attention, leukoencephalopathy. Piracetam dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Phenobarbital Srt
  • Midazolam
  • Lorazepam
  • Topiramate
  • Vimpat ((50 Mg, 50mgx2))
  • Aspirin
  • Keppra
  • Valproic Acid



Hemiparesis, Ischaemic Stroke, Aphasia (7331696-2)
on Mar 02, 2011 Female from POLAND , weighting 240.3 lb, was treated with Piracetam. Patient felt the following Piracetam side effects: hemiparesis, ischaemic stroke, aphasia. Piracetam dosage: 2400 Nr.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • 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)
Patient was hospitalized.

Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Acute Myocardial Infarction (7232403-4)
Patient was taking Piracetam (piracetam). After Piracetam was administered, patient encountered several Piracetam side effects: upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage, acute myocardial infarction on Dec 25, 2010 from TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA Additional patient health information: Male , 80 years of age, weighting 119.0 lb, . Piracetam (piracetam) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Aspirin (100 Mg, Qd, Oral)
  • Pletal (100 Mg, Bid, Oral)
  • Tamsuilosin (tamsulosin)
Patient was hospitalized.

Visual Acuity Reduced (5247272-1)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 14, 2007 by a Female taking Piracetam (Dosage: N/A) . Location: RUSSIAN FEDERATION , 43 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Piracetam side effects: visual acuity reduced.
Associated medications used:
  • Sandostatin Lar


Anorexia, Haemorrhage, Pain In Extremity, Vasculitis (5146143-9)
on Oct 23, 2006 Male from LATVIA , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • cerebral thrombosis
and was treated with Piracetam. Patient felt the following Piracetam side effects: anorexia, haemorrhage, pain in extremity, vasculitis. Piracetam dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Sermion
  • Plavix


Anorexia, Pain In Extremity, Vasculitis (5142530-3)
on Oct 23, 2006 Male from LATVIA , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • cerebral thrombosis
and was treated with Piracetam. After Piracetam was administered, patient encountered several Piracetam side effects: anorexia, pain in extremity, vasculitis. Piracetam dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Sermion
  • Plavix


Acute Respiratory Failure, Agitation, Amnesia, Anxiety, Atrial Fibrillation, Balance Disorder, Blood Pressure Increased, Bronchitis Chronic, Cardiac Failure Chronic (4959562-8)
Patient was taking Piracetam. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Piracetam side effects: acute respiratory failure, agitation, amnesia, anxiety, atrial fibrillation, balance disorder, blood pressure increased, bronchitis chronic, cardiac failure chronic on Jan 30, 2006 from POLAND Additional patient health information: Female , 78 years of age, . Piracetam dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

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