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Would you prescribe piracetam to someone with multi-infarct dementia (88y female)?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Piracetam: No. Piracetam was one of the first drugs used for dementia and comes from the class of drugs called nootropics, whose actions are still poorly defined. Most of the trials of piracetam were undertaken many years ago and did not use methods which would be currently considered standard. Some of the studies suggested there may be some benefit from piracetam but overall the evidence is not consistent.
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