Phenotropil (international name Fonturacetam, the chemical - 4-fenilpiratsetam) - a drug with nootropic action, in addition it has psychoactive, anticonvulsant, anti-hypoxic and anti-hypertensive properties. It has an adaptogenic effect in various models of stress. Phenotropil prevents overload of the higher nervous activity in information overload in the experiment in higher animals, normalizes the daily biorhythm indicators sympathoadrenal system. It is a chemically advanced formula of piracetam.
Phenylpiracetam at sports
The drug has a clear activating effect, so that was included in the list of prohibited substances by the world anti-doping Agency. So in 2006 the Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva was disqualified for 2 years. In August 2008 disqualified another Russian torchbearer (running with obstacles) Roman Usov.
According to the experience of use in sports, it is safe to say that this is one of the few drugs that really feels the effect. Already on the 2-3 day of reception there is a noticeable increase in endurance, physical activity and strength indicators. It is recommended to take 3-7 days before the competition, at a dose of 200-500 mg per day. When gaining muscle mass is undesirable, because Phenotropil moderately reduces appetite and promotes weight loss.
It is worth noting that Phenotropil is extremely effective for increasing mental activity during preparation for exams or other heavy mental activity. The need for sleep is significantly reduced, the assimilation and processing of information is improved. For this purpose, it is taken according to the instructions.
Psychostimulatory effect prevails in the ideological sphere. It has some analgesic effect, increasing the pain threshold. Adaptogenic effect is manifested in increasing the body's resistance to stress in conditions of excessive mental and physical exertion, when fatigue, hypokinesia and immobilization, at low temperatures. Against the background of the drug is an increase in visual acuity, brightness and field of vision. It improves blood supply to the lower extremities. It stimulates the production of antibodies in response to the introduction of antigen, at the same time does not contribute to the development of hypersensitivity of immediate type and does not change the allergic reaction of the skin caused by the introduction of foreign protein. In the course of application does not develop drug dependence, tolerance, "withdrawal"syndrome. The effect is already evident when taking a single dose. It does not have teratogenic, mutagenic, carcinogenic and embryotoxic effects. The toxicity of the drug is low, the lethal dose - 800 mg/kg.