13 best brain medications

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The human brain (from the point of view of the person himself) is the most finely organized, the most complex substance in the space of the studied part of the Universe, capable of knowing itself. Of course, this statement is extremely anthropocentric, but it is quite justified, since a person still does not communicate with intelligent representatives of other civilizations. Nevertheless, the human brain needs regular help throughout the life of an individual.

With the development of modern medicine, it became possible to improve certain brain functions. The simplest drugs that affect the brain include sleeping pills known to mankind. But this review of the best over-the-counter brain remedies won't cover sleeping pills. There are separate articles for them. Several groups of medicines that are sold without a prescription will be discussed here.

The first group improves cerebral circulation. The second group of drugs has a nootropic effect, that is, it improves the tenacity of memory, its temporal characteristics, promotes the development of attention, and helps with heavy mental stress during the period of study and passing the exam.

Finally, the third group of OTC drugs includes several drugs that have a psychostimulating and relaxing effect. All these products can be purchased without a prescription, and the average prices are given for drugs sold in pharmacies of all forms of ownership in the Russian Federation in the spring of 2019.

Rating of the best drugs for the brain

Nomination a place Name of product price
Microcirculation and improvement of blood circulation 1 Cavinton (Vinpocetine) 228 r
2 Trental 155 RUB
3 Sermion (nicergoline) 584 r
4 Xanthinol nicotinate RUB 62
5 Instenon 366 r
Best Nootropics for the Brain 1 Akatinol Memantine RUB 1,631
2 Biotredine (pyridoxine + threonine) RUB 104
3 Gliatilin, Cerepro, Cereton (choline alfoscerate) 722 RUB
4 Nooclerin (deanola aceglumate) RUB 400
5 Nootropil, Lucetam (piracetam) 184 r
the best psychostimulants and sedatives for the brain 1 Enerion (sulbutiamine) 360 RUB
2 Caffeine-sodium benzoate 74 RUB
3 Phenibut (aminophenylbutyric acid) 420 RUB

Microcirculation and improvement of blood circulation

The rating of the best drugs for the brain is opened by means of improving microcirculation. It is known that the smaller the caliber of the arterial vessel, the greater the total volume of tissue they supply with blood, and, first of all, it is extremely important to have a full blood supply to the brain. The brain requires the greatest amount of blood and energy substrate – glucose in comparison with any other organ. And this despite the fact that the brain, unlike the heart and muscles, does not contract, and does not perform mechanical work. In order to improve the blood supply to the brain, these drugs serve.

Cavinton (Vinpocetine)

Rating: 4.9

Cavinton (Vinpocetine)

It is a modified alkaloid, Vinpocetine, which is obtained from a beautiful plant with dark green leathery leaves and pink flowers – Lesser Periwinkle. It turned out that Vinpocetine prevents oxygen starvation of brain tissue, reduces platelet aggregation, protects nervous tissue, dilates blood vessels and, as a result, optimizes cerebral blood flow.

Cavinton is indicated for both treatment and prevention. It is used after a concussion, with the initial manifestations of dementia, against the background of transient ischemic attacks, with vertebrobasilar artery syndrome, as well as with various manifestations of encephalopathy, vascular diseases of the eyes, progressive decrease in vision, tinnitus and Meniere's disease, as well as glaucoma .

The drug is prescribed after meals 1 – 2 tablets 3 times a day. You need to start with a dose of 1 tablet 3 times a day, but not exceeding the dose of 30 mg per day. The first symptoms of improvement develop in about a week, and the course is quite long: from 1 to 3 months.

Cavinton is produced by the Hungarian pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter. The cost of one package (50 tablets) is 227 rubles. Currently, Cavinton Forte is also available with a dosage of 10 mg tablets, as well as Cavinton Comfort – tablets dissolve in the mouth, and at the same time have a pleasant orange flavor. They do not need to be washed down with water.

Advantages and disadvantages

The advantage of Cavinton is its good tolerance, mild action, proven efficacy associated with improving memory mechanisms and depression of neurological deficit. However, Cavinton should be avoided in patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

Trental

Rating: 4.8

Trental

The drug Trental contains pentoxifylline, and, strictly speaking, it is a drug that does not act on the blood vessels of the brain, but on the viscosity of the blood. Pentoxifylline improves its so-called rheological properties, and in simple terms, the blood becomes more fluid and liquid. The drug affects the concentration of fibrinogen in plasma, prevents the adhesion of erythrocytes and platelets to each other. Its task is to improve blood flow in small vessels and capillaries, regardless of their location, in zones of chronic ischemia and impaired blood circulation. Naturally, the brain is very often such an organ. Therefore, Trental is widely used in the aftermath of atherosclerosis, chronic cerebral ischemia in the elderly, and memory disorders. It is prescribed for various types of dizziness, as part of complex therapy for the treatment of strokes and post-stroke conditions, for hearing disorders. Of course, Trental has other indications: it is the treatment of trophic ulcers, especially when it comes to diabetic lesions of the lower extremities.

Trental is prescribed inside: one 100 mg tablet 3 times a day. You can slowly increase the dose by half, but not more than 400 mg per day, and always by the decision of the doctor. The drug is produced by Sanofi-Aventis, an Indian division, and a package of 60 100 mg tablets, designed for 20 days of administration at an initial dosage, costs 600 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

Despite the many advantages associated with a significant improvement in blood flow in the microvasculature, some precautions should be taken. Overdose symptoms such as dizziness, tachycardia, and low blood pressure may be present. The drug is contraindicated in case of decreased blood clotting, a tendency to bleeding, with a history of hemorrhagic stroke or acute myocardial infarction. Do not use pentoxifylline and Trental in pregnant and lactating mothers, as well as in persons under 18 years of age.

Before the first use of the drug, a doctor's consultation is required, and special care if the patient has various rhythm disturbances, low blood pressure, gastric ulcer and other diseases and conditions. But in the event that the drug is prescribed, if it is well tolerated, then in a month and a half a patient with reduced memory, with scattered attention, with periodic dizziness and headaches, there is a significant improvement in well-being.

Sermion (nicergoline)

Rating: 4.7

Sermion (nicergoline)

According to its physical structure, the active substance of Sermion – nicergoline belongs to alpha-blockers. It improves hemodynamic parameters in small vessels of the brain, and in the vessels of the upper and lower extremities, it increases the blood flow rate. Along the way, it acts on the neurotransmitter systems of the brain, increasing adrenergic, cholinergic and dopaminergic activity. As a result, it optimizes brain activity and the so-called cognitive background. As a result, patients, especially those with social maladjustment caused by dementia and behavioral disorders, have an improved quality of life, they need less care than before taking Sermion.

In addition to the indications described above, the drug is used in the complex therapy of ischemic stroke, for vascular headache, when it is caused by vasospasm, or a temporary contraction of blood vessels. Sermion is successfully used in the treatment of hypertensive crises, with Raynaud's disease and syndrome, as well as with other disorders of the peripheral circulation.

Sermion must be taken orally, in a standard dosage of 10 mg, that is, one tablet 3 times a day. It should be borne in mind that almost all drugs to improve brain function act slowly, they are not pain relievers, antispasmodics and choleretic, the effect of which should be expected after two to three hours. As a rule, the effect develops gradually, and the course of treatment with Sermion must last at least 3 months for a noticeable improvement in cognitive functions to occur.

Sermion is produced by the well-known Pfizer company, and a pack of 50 tablets of 100 mg each costs, on average, 680 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

Sermion has several advantageous dosage forms: it can be administered intramuscularly, intravenously, and even with strict indications – intraarterially. However, it should be borne in mind that if patients have signs of chronic renal failure, then low doses should be used. In rare cases, there may be symptoms of an overdose, in which blood pressure drops, but this effect occurs when administered intravenously in large doses. Sermion acts mildly, and after three to four months, a neurologist or other doctor who prescribed this drug is advised to conduct a study of the cognitive functions of memory and attention, which usually improve significantly. The only thing – you need to remember that Sermion can enhance the effect of drugs to lower blood pressure, and therefore it is advisable not to prescribe them in high doses, and Sermion should be introduced gradually and little by little, that is, titrating the dose.

Xanthinol nicotinate

Rating: 4.6

Xanthinol nicotinate

Xanthinol nicotinate is a drug that also belongs to antiplatelet agents, but by its nature it is a vasodilator, or vasodilator. Xanthinol nicotinate by its mechanism refers to phosphodiesterase blockers, this leads to a drop in calcium in the smooth muscles of blood vessels and their expansion.

It is indicated for various diseases, which are based on more or less pronounced acute or chronic vascular spasm. First of all, it is migraine, or the classic one-sided throbbing headache, which is most often accompanied by nausea and vomiting, photophobia and sound phobia. Before the onset of a headache, there is often an aura (harbingers). Xanthinol nicotinate is indicated if the patient has symptoms of cerebral atherosclerosis, the consequences of ischemic stroke, or cerebral infarction. If we take other diseases, then this is vascular lesion of the extremities, Raynaud's syndrome and disease, thrombotic conditions, phlebitis and thrombophlebitis.

You need to take the drug one tablet three times a day, the average course of taking is 2 months. If necessary, the dose can be increased to 12 tablets per day, but only on the advice of a doctor. Xanthinol nicotinate is produced by a domestic chemical pharmaceutical plant in the city of Usolye-Sibirskoye, and the medicine is very inexpensive: 60 tablets of 150 mg each cost only 140 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

This drug has many advantages, which consist in a mild effect on peripheral vessels, improving cognitive functions, but there are also disadvantages. So, it is contraindicated in various bleeding, with exacerbation of gastric ulcer and erosive gastritis, and it must also be used with extreme caution against the background of antihypertensive drugs that lower blood pressure.

Instenon

Rating: 4.5

Instenon

Finally, Instenon will be the last popular circulatory drug in the ranking of the best drugs for the brain. It belongs to vasodilators, and it contains as many as 3 ingredients: hexobendine, etamivan and etofillin. It improves trophism and metabolism not only of brain tissue, but also of the myocardium, dilates the coronary vessels of the heart, reduces vascular spasm and improves blood circulation. At the same time, the vasomotor and respiratory centers are activated, the limbic system and the reticular formation also become more active. This improves the external neural connections of the cortex and stem structures. The components of autonomic regulation are activated. Brain cells utilize glucose more actively, and the quality of synaptic impulse transmission improves.

Instenon is shown after ischemic strokes, with various vascular disorders, such as vascular dizziness, vertebral artery syndrome, chronic cerebral atherosclerosis and other well-known diseases that reduce the quality of life in old age. Instenon is used from 1 to 2 tablets 3 times a day. The course of treatment is at least one and a half months. Instenon is produced by the Macedonian company Alkaloid, and a package of 30 pills costs about 560 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

Perhaps Instenon's greatest advantage will be his ability to positively affect the heart, and in old age this argument is more than sufficient. But on the other hand, Instenon cannot be used in patients with increased intracranial pressure. Its characteristic symptoms are diffuse and diffuse headaches, feeling unwell in the morning, progressive loss of vision or decreased vision for an unexplained reason, and congestion in the fundus. The second contraindication to admission is epilepsy, epilepsy and convulsive seizures. It is known that they can also increase intracranial pressure, and instenon should be avoided in these patients.

Best nootropics for the brain

Unlike the previous group of drugs, which mainly acted on the vascular mechanism, and improved cognitive functions, memory and attention by optimizing arterial and capillary blood flow, the group of nootropic drugs acts in a different way. They improve the nutrition of the neurons themselves, without particularly interfering with blood circulation. Improving the trophism of nerve cells also leads to an improvement in the quality of the functioning of their membranes, synaptic transmission.

Akatinol Memantine

Rating: 4.9

Akatinol Memantine

Akatinol Memantine, even in the genus of nootropics, stands apart. The active substance is an antagonist or blocker of the so-called NMDA receptors, which regulate the glutamate metabolism in the brain. As a result of the blockade of these receptors, the potential of calcium channels decreases, the membranes of neurons are stabilized, the nerve impulse is better transmitted, and the patients' cognitive processes improve.

Akatinol Memantine improves daily activity, which is especially important in patients with dementia. Among the indications for the drug, first of all, is dementia, both Alzheimer's disease and vascular disorders. True Alzheimer's is not so common, but vascular disorder leading to cognitive impairment in the elderly is very common. In our country, a diagnosis of vascular dementia is rarely made, most often it is usually written in the outpatient card: 'cerebral atherosclerosis', or 'chronic cerebral ischemia', 'hypertensive encephalopathy'. Sometimes you can find an outdated diagnosis, which modern neurology is at war with: 'discirculatory encephalopathy'. But these are, in fact, synonyms that can lead to vascular dementia.

Akatinol Memantine is taken with meals, within 1 week – 5 mg per day, the second week – 10 mg, the third – 20 mg. The maximum daily dose is 30 mg. It is very important to remember that you can only increase the dose on a weekly basis.

Akatinol Memantine is produced by the German company Merz Pharma, and this remedy is quite expensive in the ranking of drugs for the brain. 30 tablets of 10 mg each cost, on average, 1,670 rubles. This means that this package will last for about 10 days, starting from the third week of admission, when three tablets will be used daily. At the very beginning of treatment, the tablets will last for about 2 weeks.

Advantages and disadvantages

Dignity Memantine is a highly specialized drug indicated specifically for the treatment of dementia and has an international evidence base. However, an elderly patient taking this drug should be seen by a doctor as there may be side effects. The most common symptoms are headache, drowsiness, constipation, and dizziness. By 'often' it is meant that the incidence of side effects was greater than 10%. In addition, special care should be taken when prescribing Memantine to patients with thyrotoxicosis.

Biotredine (pyridoxine + threonine)

Rating: 4.8

Biotredine (pyridoxine + threonine)

Biotredin is a modified vitamin B6 that is needed for the metabolism of brain tissue and L-threonine, or an essential amino acid. In the presence of vitamin B6, it turns into glycine and a small amount of acetaldehyde. It is known that acetaldehyde in high doses causes severe hangover symptoms due to the incomplete conversion of ethyl alcohol in the liver. But its ultramicroscopic amount, which gets into the brain tissue, stimulates inhibitory processes, improves oxidation and reduction reactions, cellular respiration and ATP synthesis. As a result, Biotredin reduces anxiety and tension, improves memory, enhances mental performance.

In addition, the drug has other important indications. By regulating the amount of acetaldehyde that affects the brain, it can reduce symptoms of hangover or withdrawal symptoms, as well as reduce cravings for alcohol. It is important that the effect after taking Biotredin develops quickly, within 20 minutes after the sublingual tablets are absorbed.

This remedy should be used to improve brain activity one tablet three times a day for 10 days. If we are talking about the treatment of chronic alcoholism, then Biotredin is taken as part of complex therapy up to 10 tablets per day, for 5 days. Official instructions advise to use Biotredin together with glycine, then the effect of the drug will be greatest. Biotredin is produced by the domestic pharmaceutical company Biotics, and these tablets are inexpensive: one pack of 30 tablets for sucking under the tongue costs only 120 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

The main advantage of Biotredin is its low cost, as well as the ability to obtain different effects depending on the dosage. In a low dose, it improves brain activity, memory and attention, improves thinking abilities, and increases mental performance. In higher dosages, it is a drug for the treatment of chronic alcoholism, and when taken on an empty stomach, even in large doses, it can contribute to the appearance of a teturam-like reaction, which is expressed in reddening of the face, difficulty breathing, and, thus, helps to reveal the hidden craving for alcohol.

Gliatilin, Cerepro, Cereton (choline alfoscerate)

Rating: 4.7

Gliatilin, Cerepro, Cereton (choline alfoscerate)

Gliatilin is a drug that contains choline alfoscerate, and its function is to enter the composition of cell neuronal membranes. Improved membrane function leads to better isolation of nerve fibers, as the quality of myelin becomes better. The nerve impulse is carried out without loss, and more fully. In addition, a cholinomimetic effect is manifested and cholinergic transmission is stimulated, which is best known as neuromuscular.

Gliatilin is indicated for use in patients with an acute period of concussion, and with more severe contusion with damage to the brain stem, with chronic vascular cerebrovascular pathology, with memory and attention disorders, with various forms of dementia. It is used in the complex treatment of ischemic stroke, but only in the recovery period.

It is necessary to take the drug inside, one capsule 3 times a day, the course of treatment is long – from 3 to 6 months. Gliatilin is produced by the Italian company Italfarmaco, and one pack of 14 capsules, which will last for four days, costs 740 rubles. As a result, it turns out that one capsule costs 52 rubles. A minimum three-month course requires 90 capsules, or 4750 rubles. Thus, a monthly course will cost 1600 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

The advantage of Gliatilin will be the ability to use it in the acute period of traumatic brain injury, since the drug is also available in a solution for parenteral administration: intramuscular or intravenous. It is easily tolerated and improves the functioning of the cholinergic structures of the brain, helps to recover faster after traumatic brain injury, and prevents the formation of cysts. However, it cannot be used during pregnancy and lactating women, as well as in case of individual intolerance. Of the side effects, only nausea is known, and if it occurs, then the dosage must be reduced: one or two capsules a day.

Nooclerin (deanola aceglumate)

Rating: 4.6

Nooclerin (deanola aceglumate)

Nooclerin is a little-known nootropic drug composed of acetylglutamic acid and deanol. Its distinctive feature is the form of release: it is a yellowish or pink liquid with a special odor. Its components are compounds that are very close to natural metabolites of the brain. These are glutamic acid and gamma-aminobutyric acid. Their reception stimulates memory, improves thought processes, protects neurons, and the motor and physical activity of patients increases. Nooclerin is able to improve concentration of attention, helps to calm down with neuroses, in elderly patients it promotes the development of sociability with loved ones, prevents them from closing in on themselves. Also, the remedy is successfully used for alcohol withdrawal, during the recovery period after traumatic brain injury.

The drug is used in one scoop, or at a dose of 5 ml 3 times a day. It is important that the evening reception should be no later than 4 hours before bedtime, since the agent has an activating effect. The drug is used in children only over 12 years old, produced by its domestic company Ecohim – Innovations, and a bottle of 100 ml of a 20% solution costs 425 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

Nooclerin has the ability not only to improve brain metabolism after traumatic brain injury, but also the processes of memory and attention in children with mild forms of mental retardation, and this is very important. Also, the drug acts very quickly, since it is taken in liquid form, and within an hour after taking it is found in the tissues of the brain. Recently, convincing data have appeared that Nooclerin is indicated for malaise and fatigue associated with mental overstrain.

Nootropil, Lucetam (piracetam)

Rating: 4.5

Nootropil, Lucetam (piracetam)

Piracetam, or Nootropil, is considered to be a classic nootropic drug. It has been in use for many years, and a large evidence base has been accumulated among neurologists, pediatricians and therapists. This agent, which improves the transmission of nerve impulses, promotes increased nutrition of neurons, slightly helps to improve capillary blood flow, while not causing vasodilation. Nootropil improves attention and intelligence, accelerates the recovery of cognitive functions after meningitis and encephalitis, acute or chronic intoxication, and in other conditions. Nootropil is indicated for all conditions, with the exception of dementia. In case of dementia, it is necessary to influence other mechanisms of its appearance, and then it is better to use Akatinol Memantin. Nootropil is used inside, in an average dosage – 3-6 capsules per day, divided into two or three doses. This dosage is necessary for the treatment of memory and cognitive impairments. Nootropil is produced by the Belgian company USB-Pharma, and a package of 30 800 mg tablets will cost 270 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

The advantage of Nootropil will be its ability to be used both in the elderly and in pediatric practice. The fact that it additionally has an antiplatelet effect will be very beneficial in people with a tendency to thrombosis. Nootropil can be used for a long time, including in elderly patients. The only thing to remember is to adjust the dose of Nootropil in the event that the patient has high creatinine in the blood, and there is a diagnosis of chronic renal failure. If the patient has impaired liver function, then dose adjustment is not required. Overdose symptoms were also not identified.

The best psychostimulants and sedatives for the brain

Finally, drugs that can be used in short-term courses, without any serious illness, without symptoms of dementia, without the consequences of severe traumatic brain injury and stroke, cannot be discounted. For example, the same Glycine helps to quickly and calmly fall asleep, and sleep without awakening. It modulates physiological sleep due to its inhibitory effect on GABA, the ergic inhibitory system of the brain. The simplest caffeine sodium benzoate, which is sold in pharmacies, can replace a cup of strong coffee, it can be taken if you have a sleepless night driving. There are many such situations.

Enerion (sulbutiamine)

Rating: 4.9

Enerion (sulbutiamine)

Enerion is a drug that contains one active ingredient: sulbutiamine, whose role is to regulate metabolic and biochemical processes in the central nervous system. This drug is for adults only, and is an artificial, modified molecule of thiamine, or vitamin B1. The modification allowed this synthetic substance to dissolve more easily in fats and to accumulate in the subcortical structures of the brain. These are the hippocampus, reticular formation, Purkinje cells located in the structures of the cerebellum.

Enerion is shown, first of all, with fatigue and weakness with a decrease in working capacity. The drug is taken daily, 2-3 tablets in two divided doses, in the morning and at lunchtime. The product is not used in the evening. The course of treatment should not exceed the duration of 1 month, and after a month's intake, Enerion must be canceled. Thus, Enerion is in its purest form a psychostimulant, but at the same time it is extremely light and soft. It is available without a prescription, and other psychostimulants such as Sydnocarb are already a prescription drug. Enerion is produced by the French company Servier, and a pack of 20 tablets will cost 385 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

The advantage of this drug is over-the-counter, although it is a psychostimulant. But he does it so delicately that it can be used as a means of prevention, especially when a serious mental stress is ahead. It can be a long car ride during the day, including at night, preparation for exams, and other similar situations.

However, it must be remembered that with an overdose, excitement may occur, euphoria will appear, which easily passes and the drug is not addictive. You can not use the drug for pregnant and lactating women, as well as children under 18 years of age due to the lack of the necessary data.

Caffeine-sodium benzoate

Rating: 4.8

Caffeine-sodium benzoate

Caffeine sodium benzoate can be called 'dry coffee'. It is pure caffeine that enters the body in the form of a highly soluble salt, sodium benzoate. Caffeine is a classic example of analeptic, cardiotonic, and mild psychostimulant. It activates the structures of the central nervous system, increases the excitability of the spinal cord, excites the respiratory center, and all processes of excitation in the cerebral cortex are more pronounced. Performance is improved, both physical and mental.

Caffeine can reduce both pathological and normal physiological sleepiness, enhance heart function, and dilate muscle blood vessels. It has a diuretic effect and everyone knows this 'toilet' effect after a large cup of strong coffee.

Shown is caffeine-sodium benzoate for persons after serious illnesses, in a state of asthenia and cerebrosthenia, when there is drowsiness, lethargy, and suppression of reflexes. In some cases, caffeine sodium benzoate can be used to improve performance, both physical and mental. And in this sense, this drug can also be indispensable in preparation for exams, and with prolonged visual stress.

However, it should be remembered that caffeine does not improve the function of the nervous system and does not reduce the symptoms of dementia, does not eliminate an organic defect if there is initially a disorder of attention and memory. It is advisable to take caffeine one tablet 2 times a day, or three times a day if it should cause 'planned insomnia' and continue working late into the night. But you cannot exceed the dose of 4 tablets per day.

This affordable drug is produced by the domestic pharmaceutical factory Tatkhimfarmpreparaty, and 10 tablets of 100 milligrams each cost only 54 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

The disadvantage of caffeine is the fact that little is known about it, it is in low demand. It's cheap, over-the-counter, and as tonic as a cup of coffee. However, this remedy should not be taken in case of high blood pressure, in the presence of glaucoma, in the case of chronic insomnia. Also, long-term use of caffeine can lead to addiction, albeit weak, and in no way comparable to addiction to narcotic drugs. However, experienced coffee lovers know very well that if you suddenly stop introducing caffeine into the body, then this is fraught with the development of lung withdrawal symptoms. The patient develops a depression, drowsiness appears, and, as they say, he begins to 'slow down'.

Phenibut (aminophenylbutyric acid)

Rating: 4.7

Phenibut (aminophenylbutyric acid)

Phenibut, or aminophenylbutyric acid, is a nootropic drug that, on the contrary, soothes, relieves anxiety neurotic disorder, improves falling asleep and maintains physiological sleep. In addition, Phenibut works well for dizziness, both peripheral and central. In any case, if the patient has any disorder of the vestibular function, or an inflammatory disease of the inner ear – labyrinthitis, then, if there are indications and no contraindications, Phenibut can be prescribed to him.

Since we are talking about neurotic disorders, anxiety, and taking Phenibut for the purpose of sedation, the drug is prescribed 2 to 3 times a day, one tablet for one and a half to two months. In the elderly, the dosage should be reduced to half the tablet. If it is necessary to use Phenibut to relieve a hangover, or withdrawal symptoms for alcoholism (there is such an indication), then 1 – 2 tablets are used 3 times a day, and at night – 3 tablets at once. Then the daily dosage, after a few days, is reduced to normal values. Phenibut is produced by Belmedpreparaty company from Belarus, and 20 tablets are inexpensive, about 100 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

A big plus of Phenibut is the ability to use it for various episodic dizziness, regardless of the cause of vestibulopathy. Thus, Phenibut can be used as a first-line agent even before the exact diagnosis of the causes of dizziness, as a means of symptomatic therapy. In addition, it is well tolerated by the elderly and relieves nighttime anxiety and insomnia in these individuals without causing side effects. Phenibut should not be taken by patients diagnosed with chronic renal failure, or exacerbation of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, as well as erosive gastritis. In the event that an overdose has occurred, drowsiness, nausea, and fatigue may occur. But in the event that Phenibut is prescribed according to indications, and in a therapeutic dose, then it gently reduces anxiety and nervous excitability.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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