What is the Dosage of Piracetam And How To Use?

Piracetam is a Nootropic of the racetam group. Being a GABA (Gamma amino-butyric acid) it is well-known for its properties of providing a boost to the brain and cognitive functions. It has very mild effects and is mainly in use for myoclonus.

Piracetam has many other off-label uses as well and has found its use in many European, Asian and South American countries. This drug is known to affect various neuronal and vascular functions without particularly acting as either a stimulant or a sedative. It is on sale under a wide variety of brand names: Nootropil, Lucetam, Noostan, and Breinox. [1]

Is it water soluble?

Piracetam is known for its water soluble properties. You can consume an effective level of it by mixing it with water and ingesting it. You do not have to take it with a meal. In fact, it is recommended to space meals and piracetam dosage with around 45 minutes in between [2].

How to use Piracetam?

The preferred route of ingestion of Piracetam should be oral intake. It works best when taken sublingually, due to the obvious quicker onset of action. Its dosage varies according to the reason of its use. Most users report good results when using 1-2 pills per hour for 4-6 hours, or taking 4-8 at once for the first few days to notice an effect.

Many users who have been using it for a long time choose to use it with Choline to reduce any side effects and boost its functions. Choline may be purchased from any pharmacy or vitamin store and also is found to be naturally present in eggs, beef, liver, and cauliflower [3].

Piracetam dosage

Standard dosing of Piracetam has been set at 40-100 mg per kilogram of body weight for children. This dosage has been seen to have good results in children with dyslexia and has a significantly positive result in children with breath-holding spells. The dosing is supposed to be started from the lower end i.e. 40-50 mg.

On the other hand, the standard dose for adults is 1,200-4,800 mg (or 4.8 gms) per kilogram of body weight. You can divide this dose into doses of 1,600 mg three times a day. It is likely to have the most effect on older adults. [2]

Due to the very short half-life (4-5 hours) of Piracetam, some users follow a regimen known as the ‘attack dose’ or ‘loading dose’. They dose up on twice or thrice the dose for a few days after which they start the normal suggested dosage again. This is done to ensure that the drug kick starts its effects [4].

Using Piracetam in a Nootropic stack

Piracetam and Nootropics are all racetams which have different half lives and different effects. Despite this fact, they have the significant ability to work really well in stacks.

Piracetam has the capacity to work well with many combinations of vitamins and supplements found at local pharmacies and vitamin stores. Some of the vitamins and supplements that are known to work with it are B-Complex, potassium, huperzine-A, vinpocetine, and caffeine [. The dose to followed for Choline and Piracetam stack should be started as 1 part choline for 8 parts of Piracetam, and should be as follows [4]:

  • 4800 mg Piracetam
  • 300 mg Alpha GPC (form of choline)

Using Piracetam and Aniracetam stack

Piracetam with stacked with Aniracetam increases the AMPA receptor functions. This stack has excellent synergistic effects and has a significant boost in memory and mood. The appropriate ratio of stacking is 4:1. [4]

1x-2x per day

  • 2000 mg Piracetam
  • 500 mg Aniracetam
  • 400 mg Alpha GPC

Other drugs with which it can stack well with are:

  • Alpha GPC
  • CDP Choline
  • Aniracetam
  • Centrophenoxine
  • Oxiracetam
  • Phenylpiracetam [4]

Piracetam dosage in teaspoons

According to the dosage for adults being 4,800 mg or 4.8 grams, one teaspoon a day of it would be sufficient for an adult. Half a teaspoon in the morning and the other half taken at night. [5] For more accurate dosing, always use electronic scales or microscopes.

User reviews according to dosage

A user dosing on 2.4 grams of it reported extreme god-like confidence, arms and shoulders feeling lighter which led to a good posture, the amazing ability to listen to and process three conversations taking place around him, better mood and the ability to read and learn complex theories. [6]

Another user reported that whenever he dosed on it of more than 3.2 gms, he experienced a severe brain fog instead of brain boosting effects and felt as if he had lost a few IQ points. This was a very rare effect, not in the experience of many other users. [7]

Lethal dosage

Although Piracetam has a low potential of being used as a substance of abuse, still the median lethal dose (LD50) is thought to be around 2 grams once or about three days every day. [8]

Is it legal?

US Food and Drug Authority (FDA) still have to approve Piracetam. This lack of approval is not due to the drug being unsafe; instead, it is only because of inadequate experimental data being available. Apart from the US, it is legal for usage in many other countries. [9] See References:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracetam
  • https://examine.com/supplements/piracetam/
  • https://www.smartdrugsforthought.com/what-is-piracetam/
  • https://www.braintropic.com/nootropics/piracetam/
  • http://www.longecity.org/forum/topic/55156-piracetam-newbie-question/
  • https://www.reddit.com/r/mansformation/comments/m1ga0/piracetam_smart_drug_nootropic_as_a_social_drug/
  • https://selfhacked.com/2013/07/17/why-i-dont-supplement-with-piracetam/
  • https://psychonautwiki.org/wiki/Piracetam
  • https://nootriment.com/piracetam/

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