Most of the positive qualities of the drugs of the nootropic group are the same. They have separate nuances on the mechanisms and certain features of the action. Only doctors know how it works, those specializing in diseases of the brain and the psyche. Otherwise, there may be unpleasant surprises.
Nootropics can have an excellent effect but above all a stimulating effect. Therefore, it can further aggravate insomnia. The elderly patients after a stroke can become “too smart”, as it leads to a real psychosis. In patients with epilepsy, the drug may cause seizures.
Some drugs, such as Picamilon, a “hybrid” of Aminalon and nicotinic acid (not nicotine, but a vasodilator) at the expense of the latter can sometimes cause a “stealing syndrome”. This is when, by expanding the relatively healthy blood vessels of the heart and the brain, most of the blood flows there – and the diseased areas suffer even more from oxygen starvation.
A similar effect can cause vascular drugs with nootropic effect. They should be used with caution under reduced pressure in the patient – as they can reduce it even more. In this sense, the extract of Ginkgo Biloba, a tropical liana, is much milder, though slower, but softer and almost without side effects of improving cerebral circulation.
Side effects are rare and mainly in mentally ill people. Such effects include dizziness, tremor, nervousness, increased irritability. Possible disturbances in sleep – mostly insomnia, less often drowsiness. Due to the risk of sleep disorders, it should not be taken at night. In isolated cases, sexual arousal is noted. Sometimes there are diarrheal phenomena: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain. In elderly patients, coronary insufficiency may occasionally become aggravated. In such cases, it is recommended to reduce the dose or stop taking the drug.
There are Nootropics that cause doubts in some doctors due to their effect. They are literally equated with dangerous drugs. Particularly strong were the fears of doctors when Nootropics became freely purchased in online pharmacies and used as a remedy for losing weight.
This is quite logical given one interesting detail from the indications for use – “for the treatment of obesity for the purpose of anorexigenic effect.” “Anorexia” is essentially a lack of appetite.
The craze for “top models” and ordinary people with all sorts of pills has ceased to be an opportunity to pump yourself with drugs for the sake of a negative effect. Now it is the desire to buy an affordable drug in an online pharmacy and to suppress the appetite, so as not to accidentally gain extra pounds, and not go for anti-physiological “beauty standards” imposed by modern fashion. Although the recommended doses of the drug are not so terrible, as it may seem after reading critical articles. However, it’s also very difficult to really lose weight with this dosage.
Summarizing the above, one can say that nootropic drugs rightfully occupy an important place in the treatment of brain disorders. However, their uncontrolled reception without consulting a specialist and buying in various online pharmacies as entertainment can do more harm than good. Most reviews of nootropic drugs are positive, which is due to their effectiveness in various vascular disorders. Nootropics normalize patients’ state for a long time, eliminating the symptoms of cerebrovascular insufficiency.