Effect onset: 30 – 60 minutes
Effect duration: Phenylpiracetam has a peak effect duration of 3-5 hours, with some residual benefits reported up to 10 hours later.
Extended use: Safe to use every other day (up to 3-4 times per week). After 2 weeks of use, taking 1 week off will avoid building tolerance.
- If Phenylpiracetam causes headaches 250 – 500 mg of Citicoline or keeping well hydrated may counteract this.
- Usage in the morning is optimal for avoiding sleep disruption due to increased wakefulness.
Alcohol note: Phenylpiracetam tends to intensify the effects and rate of alcohol intoxication: two drinks might leave you feeling like you had four or more, including amplified sedative effects and loss of impulse control. For this reason, it is advised not to combine this product and Alcohol.
Some studies indicate that taking Phenylpiracetam the morning after a night of drinking may alleviate hangover symptoms and reverse memory loss.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Chemical name: (RS)-2-(2-oxo-4-phenylpyrrolidin-1-yl)acetamide
Other names: Phenotropil; Carphedon; fonturacetam
Half life: 3-5 Hours
Side effects: Headaches, increased anxiety, insomnia, or agitation.
All racetams have been found to have very few side effects, and when they occur they are typically mild. The most common side effect is headaches, for which Citicoline is recommended as a countermeasure. Phenylpiracetam is well studied and is considered safe at standard doses, but if side effects do occur, please exercise caution. If discomfort persists or intensifies, always consult a medical practitioner.
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