Uses of Lamicetam
Lamicetam is a prescription drug belonging to the group of psychotropic drugs, containing the main ingredient Piracetam. Lamicetam drug effect is to treat symptoms of dizziness, improve disease symptoms and after sequelae of traumatic brain injury, cerebral ischemia,...
1. What is Lamicetam?
Lamicetam contains 8g of Piracetam powder, packed in 250ml medicine bottles, is a Chinese pharmaceutical product. The drug is used for intravenous infusion, used in diseases such as cognitive or neurological impairment, to reduce dizziness, ... The drug is effective thanks to the mechanism of Piracetam. Piracetam is a cyclic derivative of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is a stimulant that improves the metabolism of nerve cells. Currently, scientists do not know much about the specific effects as well as the mechanism of action of piracetam. The drug acts on a number of neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, dopamine, noradrenalin,... The drug can change neurotransmitters, contributing to improving the metabolic environment for nerve cells to function properly. than. Piracetam works to protect the body against ischemic metabolic disorders by increasing the resistance of cells in the brain to hypoxia. The drug increases the mobilization and utilization of glucose, independent of oxygen supply, and facilitates the pentose pathway, maintaining energy synthesis in the brain. The drug also works to increase the release of dopamine, which has a good effect on memory formation. Lamicetam drug has no effect of causing sleep, sedation, no pain relief, resuscitation effect. Lamicetam also reduces platelet aggregation. In the case of abnormally stiff red blood cells, the drug causes the red blood cells to restore their deformability, the ability to pass through the capillaries. Lamicetam is an anticonvulsant drug. After oral administration, Lamicetam is rapidly absorbed, almost completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. The bioavailability of Lamicetam is close to 100%. Absorption of Lamicetam is unchanged during long-term treatment. The drug penetrates all body tissues and can cross the blood-brain barrier, the placenta and even membranes used in renal dialysis. The drug does not bind to plasma proteins. The drug is eliminated by renal cells in an intact form. After about 30 hours after oral administration, more than 95% of the drug is excreted in the urine. In patients with renal impairment, the half-life of Lamicetam is increased.
2. Indications and contraindications of Lamicetam
Lamicetam drug is used in the pathologies
Declining cognitive function and chronic sensory nerve dysfunction in elderly patients. The sequelae of cerebral ischemia. Treatment of symptoms of vertigo, patients with myoclonic epilepsy. Treatment of pathology due to traumatic brain injury and disease sequelae. Improvement of dyslexia in children, chronic alcoholism in adults.
Lamicetam drug should not be used in the following cases:
The patient is allergic to piracetam and excipients. Patients with cerebral hemorrhage should not use Lamicetam. Patients with severe renal impairment have creatinine clearance less than 20ml/min. The patient has Huntington's disease, who has liver failure.
3. How to use and dose Lamicetam
How to use: Lamicetam is used intravenously or intravenously.
Dosage: The drug is used according to the dose prescribed by the doctor, or you can refer to the dose of Lamicetam as follows:
The dose is calculated according to the formula 30 - 160mg/kg/day, divided equally into 2, 3 times or 4 times a day. In case of severe patients: The intravenous dose can reach 12g per day.
4. The unwanted effects of the drug Lamicetam
Undesirable effects when patients take Lamicetam include: Feelings of restlessness, restlessness, excitement or anxiety, sleep disorders, fatigue, dizziness, or signs of confusion. digestive disorders.
5. Notes when using Lamicetam
Notes when patients use Lamicetam include:
Inform the treating doctor about the drugs you are using, because there are the following drug groups that interact with Lamicetam: Central nervous system stimulants central nervous system, neurotropic drugs, thyroid hormone drugs. Use the drug with caution in the elderly, epilepsy patients. Dosage adjustment is required in patients with renal impairment. Pregnant and lactating women should not use Lamicetam. Because the possible side effects are dizziness and fatigue, Lamicetam should be considered for drivers who drive vehicles and operate machinery. Above is information about the drug Lamicetam. The drug is used when prescribed by a doctor, effective in diseases with reduced cognitive function and sensory nerve function, treatment of dizziness, sequelae after brain injury,... The effectiveness of using the drug is highest and minimizing the side effects of Lamicetam, patients should not use it on their own. If you have any questions or concerns about Lamicetam, please consult your pharmacist/doctor.