02 Jul 2018
The drug Phenotropil belongs to a group of nootropics and is prescribed to patients to improve cerebral circulation.
Form and composition of the preparation
The drug Phenotropil is available in the form of tablets for oral use in contour cell packages of 10 pieces, in a box with a drug enclosed instruction with a detailed description.
Each tablet contains 50 mg or 100 mg of the active ingredient Phenotropil, as well as a number of auxiliary components, including lactose monohydrate.
Indications for use
The drug Phenotropil is prescribed to patients for oral administration in order to treat and improve the General condition of the following pathologies:
- diseases of the Central nervous system, accompanied by a violation of psychomotor reactions;
- neurosis and neurotic conditions, accompanied by sleep disorders, lethargy, drowsiness, memory impairment and decreased concentration;
- a prolonged depression in the form of light;
- convulsive States;
- new material immunity;
- increased psycho-emotional stress;
- increasing the body's resistance to stress and stress;
- prevention of hypoxia;
- chronic alcoholism to reduce the signs of asthenia, lethargy, apathy, delirium.
Before starting drug therapy, the patient must consult a doctor and read the attached instructions.
The drug is contraindicated in the following situations:
- individual intolerance of the drug components;
- pregnancy and lactation;
- severe hypertension;
- severe neurovegetative disorders, accompanied by frequent panic attacks.
With caution, the drug Phenotropil should be prescribed to patients with atherosclerosis of arteries, allergies, patients with liver and kidney diseases.
Method of application and dosage
The dose of Phenotropil and the duration of treatment is determined by the doctor individually.
According to the instructions, the tablet of Phenotropil is taken immediately after eating, without chewing, drinking enough liquid. The average single dose in the initial phase of therapy is 200 mg, the maximum daily dose should not exceed 750 mg If daily dose is over 100 mg, the pills are divided into 2 times. The course of treatment with the drug varies from 2 weeks to 3 months, if necessary, a second course it can be started no earlier than a month after the end of the previous course.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
According to the clinical trials, no teratogenic or mutagenic effect of Phenotropil on fetal development was revealed. Despite this information, the drug Phenotropil is not prescribed to women during pregnancy due to lack of clinical experience and not proven safety for the child.
If necessary, therapy with Phenotropil during breastfeeding is recommended to interrupt lactation, since the active substance of the drug can be released with milk and enter the body of the child.
Phenylpiracetam Side effects
Usually, the drug is well tolerated by patients, but in persons with increased individual sensitivity to the components of the tablets may develop some side effects:
- from the nervous system insomnia, increased psycho-emotional arousal, irritability;
- from the cardiovascular system - increase in blood pressure, tachycardia, feeling of heat in the head;
- from the digestive system-dry mouth, increased thirst, nausea, abdominal pain, sometimes vomiting, stool disorders;
- allergic reactions-skin rash, urticaria, hyperemia of the skin, itching of the skin.
In the development of side effects, the patient should consult a doctor, you may need to reduce the therapeutic dose or complete withdrawal of the drug.
Currently, cases of overdose with Phenotropil have not been described in medicine, but in order to avoid side effects and oppression of the CNS, it is not recommended to exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
In the case of ingestion of a large number of tablets, the patient needs to immediately wash the stomach, insert sorbents inside and, if necessary, conduct symptomatic treatment.
Fenotropil - Drug interaction
With the simultaneous appointment of the drug with antidepressants, nootropic drugs and sleeping pills, the therapeutic effect of Phenotropil increases, which increases the risk of side effects and overdose.
In the first few days from the start of therapy with the drug, the patient may experience severe drowsiness and lethargy, which is the norm and does not require discontinuation of treatment.
Experience using the drug Phenotropil in pediatric practice is absent or severely limited, so the tablets are not prescribed to persons under 16 years.
During therapy with Phenotropil should refrain from driving or equipment that requires care and precise actions from the patient.
Analogues of Phenotropil tablets
Analogues of the drug Phenotropil are:
It is not recommended to replace the prescribed drug with one of these analogues without the advice of a doctor.
Method of release and storage conditions of the drug
Phenotropil tablets are sold in pharmacies by prescription. It is recommended to keep the drug away from children at room temperature for a period not longer than 5 years from the date of manufacture. After the expiration date of the drug can not be taken orally.