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Down Syndrome and the Piracetam Myth

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

There was bad (and worse) news last month for parents of Down syndrome children who had hoped that Piracetam would boost their sons’ or daughters’ mental abilities.

The first rigorous study of this use of the drug found that Down syndrome youngsters receiving Piracetam do not improve intellectually. Furthermore, many of them exhibit negative behaviors such as aggressiveness, agitation, irritability, sexual arousal, poor sleep habits and decreased appetite in response to the medication. (more…)