How Dangerous Is Piracetam?

What Is Piracetam?

Piracetam dangers are very few in numbers, as the drug is 100% safe to take, is 100% legal to take worldwide, and is commonly used in many different countries. The demographics of those who use Piracetam are very diversified but are commonly made up of college students, bankers, businessmen, and those in high-pressure jobs. Piracetam should be taken on a consistent basis for best results.

Piracetam is a powerful, racetam-nootropic drug that acts on the acetylcholine receptors of the brain. The dangers of Piracetam are very few if any, and the only major side effect of the drug is a headache (which is easily prevented if a decent amount of citicoline is used). Piracetam is a safe and effective nootropic drug and is best if used on a regular basis. Piracetam has decades of research behind it, and has been around since the early 1960s (over 50 years)! If you decide to take Piracetam, be sure to take choline, be sure to take the drug on a regular basis, and have a lot of work to do, as your first time on a nootropic-drug like Piracetam can be somewhat exhilarating!


Absolutely! The benefits of Piracetam are plentiful in nature and include things like improved memory, mood, focus, visual acuity, and a better ability to absorb information. The dangers of Piracetam (or should I say “danger”) is that if you don’t take a choline source with it, you’ll get a dull headache (oh no…a dull headache for an amazing nootropic drug..truly disappointing)…take choline with this however (one CDP choline capsule for every 3 capsules of Piracetam taken) and there’ll be no headache, and the Piracetam will last a lot longer. Piracetam cannot cause an overdose unless a ridiculous amount is consumed (you would have to take thousands of times the recommended dosage for this to happen). Piracetam is commonly megadosed, which means the drug is taken in amounts as much as 10-15 times the recommended dosage, with no ill effect as long as the user takes choline with the drug. This can create a potent, somewhat euphoric experience, yet this is not recommended for long-term use.


The typical dosage of Piracetam ranges from 8-2400 mg, taken one to three times daily. Dosages of a Piracetam megadose are typically 10-15 gm in a single serving. Personally, I tried eight grams once and it was a little too strong, so if it’s your first time attempting a megadose of Piracetam, go for around seven to eight grams first.

Side Effects

Nope! No side effects. Just kidding, there’s a few, but most users don’t actually experience any of these. They include:

  • Headache (again, only if choline is not taken with the drug.)
  • Jitters
  • Dehydration
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Potentiates other drug….not really a side effect’s something

So as you can see…not a very long list. And once again, the only main one of these is the headache, which users do experience if and when they…..yeah u know…choline, choline and more choline;) You do not need to get this prescribed.

Long-Term Use

Long-term use of Piracetam is HIGHLY recommended. This is because unlike most other drugs, which just build up tolerance the longer you take them, with Piracetam, the longer you take the drug, the more “reverse tolerance” you’ll feel, and the stronger the drug will become. This is because Piracetam has a cumulative effect, and can take a little while to build up in your system. Once it does fully, however, it’s much more potent than even your first time taking it. In short, when you take Piracetam on a regular basis, from around three to six weeks, the effects build up in the brain, as higher amounts of the drug build up in the bloodstream, and the user’s overall abilities improve tremendously.

Short-Term Use

Short-term use of Piracetam is actually not recommended as it is typically characterized by high doses, known as megadoses. These, while not “unsafe” by consideration, are much less safe than taking a regular, low dose of Piracetam for a long period of time. A megadose is typically 10-15 grams of Piracetam, and if not enough choline is ingested, can result in a severe headache. With this in mind, if one takes enough of a dose of the drug, the effects can be pretty potent, and cause things such as improved memory, mood, focus, and, euphoria.

Using Piracetam

Take Piracetam with meals and on a good amount of sleep for best overall performance. Piracetam is not a substitute for a healthy diet, good sleep, and exercise. Piracetam is a supplement, it is meant to be supplemented. It can, in fact, help you out with each aspect of one’s life, if and when you combine it with exercise, sleep, diet, challenging your brain with new tasks, etc. and so on and so forth.

Why Choline is Important When Using Piracetam

Choline is so important, from a neurochemical standpoint, because Piracetam acts on the acetylcholine receptors of the human brain. While this is an easy receptor to use, Piracetam can cause these receptors to become burnt out when it is used all on its own. When you add choline to the formula, however, Piracetam takes on an entirely different ability and has an unlimited supply to run off of. Because Piracetam mainly effects acetylcholine in the brain, that’s the only receptor you can feel it working on, and so the choline stops any and all side effects of the drug. If you take enough choline, you can constantly be on Piracetam, with no breaks!


Piracetam has many years of extensive research behind it. Developed and tested first in the early 1960s, the drug has a very good reputation as a nootropic drug. Piracetam has no dangers to it whatsoever. At worst, you’ll get a pesky headache when you forget to take your choline.

Research in mice has proved these significant facts:

  • Piracetam is effective in improving spatial recognition
  • Piracetam has no long-term side effects
  • Piracetam has no risk of addiction
  • Piracetam improved recall in the mice
  • Piracetam improved how quickly the mice learned a new maze or task

In short, Piracetam, as the original nootropic drug and the first of its time, is a fantastic overall drug. And if all this sounds too good to be true, consider this…Smart Drugs have been in development for nearly a century, with the growth of amphetamines and LSD starting as early as the turn of the 20th century. We’re now in the 21st! Isn’t it time we had a significant, non-addictive nootropic drug that the general public can use, I think so!

Final Thoughts

The dangers of using Piracetam are few and far between. Overall the drug is 100% safe to take, even in something of excessive dosages. I highly recommend Piracetam to everyone, and if you want to improve mental acuity, doses of 8-2400mg per day will yield the best overall results.

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