Generic Name: Piracetam
Norcetam (Piracetam) is a pscychotropic agent acting on the brain to improve the efficacy of telencephalon, which is involved in cognition, learning, memory and alertness. Piracetam acts on the CNS by modifying neurotransmission within the brain and improves metabolic environmental essential for neuronal function. It is also a haemorrheological agent which improves microcirculation without producing vasodilation. Norcetam will inhibit the increased aggregation of activated platelets and, it can restore deformability and the ability to pass through the microvasculature in conditions where there is abnormal rigidity of the red blood cell.
Norcetam is rapidly and almost completely absorbed in the gut. Plasma half-life is 4 to 5 hrs, while the half-life in the cerebrospinal fluid is 6 to 8 hrs.
* Indications :
Norcetam is indicated for the treatment of:
- Mental function impairment in the elderly such as loss of memory, vertigo, lack of concentration or of alertness and changes of mood.
- Sickle-cell anemia.
- Cognitive deficit as a result of head injury.
- Dyslexia in children.
* Presentation* :
Norcetam-400 Capsules: Each capsule contains Piracetam 400 mg. Blister packs of 30 & 60 capsules & hospital packs of different sizes are available.
Norcetam-800 Tablets: Each tablet contains Piracetam 800 mg. Blister packs of 30 tablets & hospital packs of different sizes are available.
Norcetam Syrup: Each 1 ml contains Piracetam 200 mg. Bottles of 120 & 200 ml.