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NOOTROPIL 33% ORAL SOLUTION

Active substance(s): PIRACETAM

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Nootropil

®

Piracetam

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33 % Oral Solution

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using
this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not
pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
In this leaflet:
1. What Nootropil Solution is for
2. Before you take Nootropil Solution
3. How to take Nootropil Solution
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Nootropil Solution
6. Further information.

Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following
medicines:
• Thyroid extract or thyroxine
• Anticoagulants such as warfarin or acenocoumarol
• Low dose aspirin
• Any other medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking Nootropil Solution. If you are taking this medicine,
use contraception to avoid becoming pregnant. If you
are taking Nootropil Solution and you think you may be
pregnant, consult your doctor immediately.
Driving and using machines
Nootropil Solution may cause drowsiness and
shakiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use
machinery.

1. What Nootropil solution is for
Nootropil Solution belongs to a group of medicines
known as GABA analogues.
Nootropil Solution contains the active ingredient
Piracetam. It acts on the brain and nervous system
and is thought to protect it against a shortness of oxygen.
Nootropil Solution is used in combination with other
medicines to treat myoclonus. This is a condition in
which the nervous system causes muscles, particularly
in the arms and legs, to start to jerk or twitch
uncontrollably.

2. Before you take Nootropil Solution
Do not take Nootropil Solution if:
• You are allergic to the active ingredient piracetam
• You are allergic to any of the other ingredients of
Nootropil (these are listed in Section 6)
• You have ever had serious kidney problems
• You have ever experienced a brain haemorrhage
• You suffer from Huntington‘s disease also known as
Huntington‘s Chorea
If any of the above applies to you, do not take
Nootropil Solution and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Check with your doctor before taking Nootropil
Solution if:
• You think your kidneys may not be working perfectly.
(Your doctor may need to start you on a lower dose.)
• You have ever had any kind of bleeding problem.

Warnings about some of the ingredients in Nootropil
Solution
Nootropil Solution contains parahydroxybenzoate which
may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
Nootropil Solution contains 23 mg sodium per 24 g
dose of piracetam. To be taken into consideration if
you are on a controlled sodium diet.
Also contains glycerol which may cause headache,
stomach upset and diarrhoea.

3. How to take Nootropil Solution
Always take Nootropil Solution exactly as your doctor
has told you.
Important:
Your doctor will choose the dose that is right for you.
Your dose will be shown clearly on the label that
your pharmacist puts on your medicine. If it does
not, or you are not sure, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
Adults
How much medicine to take and when to take it
• The usual starting dose is 7.2 g which is approximately
4 teaspoons of solution per day (using a 5ml measuring
teaspoon). This will be approximately 20ml.
• It is best to split the dose so that the solution is taken
on two or three separate occasions during the day
(e.g. Two spoons in the morning and two spoons in
the evening. OR One spoon in the morning, one at
midday and two spoons in the evening.)

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• When you start taking this medicine your doctor may
tell you to gradually increase the dose to ensure that
you receive the best dose to treat your condition
• Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
How to take your medicine
• Swallow the undiluted solution
• Do not mix the solution with any other liquid
• As the medicine has a very bitter taste you may drink
a glass of water or a soft drink afterwards.
Elderly and patients with kidney problems
If you are elderly or have kidney problems your doctor
may reduce your dose.
If you take more Nootropil Solution than you should
If you accidentally take too much, immediately go to
the nearest hospital casualty department or your
doctor.
If you forget to take Nootropil Solution
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed
dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.
Stopping Nootropil Solution
Do not stop taking Nootropil Solution without first
talking to your doctor. Abruptly stopping your medicine
may cause twitching and jerking.
If you have any further questions about the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Nootropil Solution can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
You may notice the following side effects:
• An allergic reaction and experience difficulty
breathing, swelling, fever
• Spontaneous bleeding caused by defects in your
blood clotting mechanism
• Worse fits
• Hallucinations
• Difficulty balancing and unsteadiness when standing
• Anxiety and agitation
• Confusion
• Restlessness
• Nervousness
• Sleepiness
• Depression
• Weakness
• Vertigo
• Weight increase
• Stomach pain
• Diarrhoea
• Feeling or being sick
• Headache
• Being unable to sleep
• Swelling of the skin, particularly around the face
• Skin rash and itching.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed
in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly
via the Yellow Card Scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store Nootropil Solution
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Nootropil Solution after the expiry date on
the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater
or household waste. Return any medicine you no
longer need to your pharmacist.

6. Further information
What Nootropil Solution contains
The active substance is piracetam. There is 1g of
piracetam in every 3 ml of the solution.
The other ingredients are glycerol, methyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E 218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E 216), sodium acetate, acetic acid and
purified water.
What Nootropil Solution looks like
Nootropil Solution is a clear, colourless solution. It comes
in bottle which contains 300 ml of the solution.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
UCB Pharma Ltd.,
208 Bath Road,
Slough, Berkshire,
SL1 3WE, UK.
Manufacturer
NextPharma SAS,
17, route de Meulan,
F-78520 Limay,
France
This leaflet was last updated June 2015.

If this leaflet is difficult to see or
read or you would like it in a
different format, please contact:
UCB Pharma Ltd.,
208 Bath Road,
Slough, Berkshire,
SL1 3WE, UK.
© UCB (2015)

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Alfred-Nobel-Straße 10
40789 Monheim, Germany

Product Name

Nootropil

Aesica Id.-No.
external Id.-No.

CIA73291D_MU1 / GB

Dimensions

210 x 180 mm

Operator

Nagler

Creation Date

19.06.2015

Artwork Studio checks and approves technical accuracy and pre-press
suitability of this artwork only. Ensure the artwork has been thoroughly
checked for textual accuracy and has been approved as such!

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