Background – Phenylpiracetam (Phenotropil, Carphedon) is a derivative of the nootropic drug piracetam. Used as a nootropic drug that can be up to 30-60 times more potent than piracetam. It was developed in Russia, and a small number of low-scale clinical studies have shown possible links between prescription of phenylpiracetam and improvement in a number of encephalopathic conditions, including lesions of cerebral blood pathways, and certain types of glioma.
Positive Effects – It is typically prescribed as a general stimulant or to increase tolerance to cold and stress.
Side Effects – No known side effects
Dosage – 100 mg
Misc. – It is also claimed to increase physical stamina and provide improved tolerance to cold. As a result, it appears on the lists of banned substances issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Conclusion – There is insufficient evidence-based studies on this drug especially its safety profile.