|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|Trade names||Neupramir, Pramistar, Remen|
|CAS Registry Number|
|Molecular mass||269.383 g/mol|
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Pramiracetam is a central nervous system stimulant and nootropic agent belonging to the racetam family of drugs. It is used in Eastern European countries and has the brand names Remen (Parke-Davis), Neupramir (Lusofarmaco), or Pramistar (Firma). It is not approved for any use by the US Food and Drug Administration or by the European Medicines Agency.
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Results showed that objective memory gains of the two groups receiving pramiracetam were significantly larger than that of the MT and CTR groups.
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Eight patients evidenced a best dose in the dose-finding phase, but in the subsequent replication phase only two again improved to a similar degree.
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