Fasoracetam: Benefits, side effects and dosage

21/03/2015 Tags: all

Please note: This article is for informational purposes only. We do not endorse intake of fasoracetam or any nootropic agent. Any undesirable effects from intake of fasoracetam are sole responsibility of the user.

Piracetam was created to enhance human intelligence and from then on, the age of nootropic substance research and use began. Our innate curiosity and interest in improvement got the better of us bringing about the discovery of many other nootropic agents. Despite this, nobody could not deny the fact that piracetam remains to be one of the best choice for improving cognitive processes leading to the development of numerous piracetam analogues – all of which are considered more powerful than its predecessor.

One of the most potent piracetam derivatives includes fasoracetam. Although it is less popular compared to the other racetamic substances, its POTENCY is AT PAR to the MOST POWERFUL NOOTROPIC AGENTS available in the market today – noopept and sunifiram.


Fasoracetam was developed by Nippon Shinyaku primarily to treat a degenerative condition known as Alzheimer’s disease. It is currently being studied in genome medicine to evaluate its effectiveness in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) amongst a particular group of ADHD patients sharing a particular gene. There is limited study done on fasoracetam particularly on its effectiveness in treating Alzheimer’s disease and ADHD. Most of these studies are even done using animals. Moreover, it has never been approved for human use worldwide. Currently, fasoracetam is considered as a research chemical.

What is fasoracetam?

Fasoracetam is a member of the nootropic class – racetams. Racetams are substances famed for its ability to improve cognitive processes and modulate moods. Fasoracetam shares the same pyrrolidine nucleus on its chemical structure similar to other racetamic agents. It is currently gaining interest from nootropic users primarily because of its potency that extends beyond what piracetam can do. It also has the ability to improve one’s intellectual ability, improve motivation, decrease apathy, prevent anxiety and treat ADHD exciting both the medical community and nootropic enthusiasts.

What are the benefits of fasoracetam?

There are numerous beneficial effects associated with fasoracetam. These benefits include:

Increase motivation

Fasoracetam is thought to help in improving motivation amongst its users. Some studies have demonstrated that it may be effective in increasing motivation in animals. For instance, an animal study have shown that rats administered with fasoracetam were able to survive and swim in water while submersed in water while those rats that were not given this nootropic agent perished from drowning. Brain imaging studies done on these rats indicated that fasoracetam increased the amount of GABA B receptors in the animals brain whilst increase their perseverance, aggression and general energy. These rats were shown to have increased activity during this situation indicative of improved motivation and increased will to survive. Subjective reports from users support these findings stating that they experience better motivation after intake of fasoracetam.

Memory improvement

Similar to its predecessors, fasoracetam has the ability to improve one’s memory. It is able to improve numerous memory processes including memory organization, conversion to long term memory, recall, storage and retention. Some animal studies have also shown that it is effective in treating amnesia induced by scopolamine administration. This is also the primary reason why it might be effective in treating dementia amongst Alzheimer’s patients. Its ability to boost intellectual capacity and improve one’s motivation in doing mentally tedious tasks makes it an ideal study pill for students cramming for exams, assignments and papers.

Improve mood

Similar to most nootropic agents identified under the racetam family, fasoracetam may be effective in improving and modulating moods. It helps in relieving anxiety and apathy – both of which are barriers to effective and proficient learning.

ADHD treatment

Fasoracetam may also be effective in treating ADHD. Current research proves that it can help treat this medical condition and serve as an adjunct treatment method.

Other than these beneficial effects, user reviews show that fasoracetam helps in promoting mental clarity which may prove helpful amongst individuals on shift jobs requiring consistent cognitive activities. Some reports also show that it helps in preventing procrastination amongst others.

What are the side effects of fasoracetam?

Most common side effect associated with fasoracetam supplementation includes headaches. Although it is relatively safe for human use, some people might develop allergic reactions towards its components. Hence, it is highly recommended that you take great precautions before using fasoracetam. Pregnant and lactating mothers, as well as individuals suffering from any medical condition or are currently taking other medicines are not advised to take fasoracetam.

What is the proper dosage for fasoracetam?

No studies have established the appropriate dosage for fasoracetam supplementation. Although some other studies have shown that 100 mgs does not cause any severe untoward effects, experts suggest that 10 mgs a day sublingually is effective in producing its effects. Make sure that you don’t exceed the recommended dosage since fasoracetam is notably as potent as noopept.