Piracetam, also known as Naofukang, pyracetamide and acetamide pyrrolidone, is a drug for improving brain metabolism and belongs to γ- The cyclized derivative of aminobutyric acid has strong selectivity for central action, which is limited to the improvement of brain function (memory, consciousness, etc.), weak mental excitement, no side effects of psychotropic drugs and no dependence.
It can prevent or protect animals from retrograde amnesia caused by hypoxia, significantly antagonize the inhibitory effect of barbital salt on the central nervous system, promote brain cell metabolism, increase the brain's absorption and utilization of amino acids, proteins and glucose, activate, protect and repair brain nerve cells, promote the conversion of ADP into ATP in the brain and improve the metabolic energy supply in the brain. It affects the excitatory transmission of cholinergic neurons and promotes the synthesis of acetylcholine.
1. It is used as anti vertigo and antiemetic drugs. At present, it is used as nervous system drugs. 2. For the treatment of memory and thinking impairment caused by cerebral arteriosclerosis and cerebrovascular accident. 3. In medicine, it is used for cooling oil, painkillers, etc. it is also used for making toothpaste, tooth powder, candy, drinks and spices.