PICAMILON Overview Information
Picamilon is a chemical made in a lab. Once it has entered the body, it's broken down into gamma-aminobutyric acid and niacin, which are both dietary supplements. However, picamilon isn't a dietary supplement. It's used as a prescription drug in Russia. In the United States, picamilon hasn't been approved as a prescription drug, and supplements containing picamilon are banned.
Picamilon is used for anxiety, stress, mental alertness, athletic performance, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work?
Picamilon is broken down into gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and niacin. GABA can decrease anxiety and seizures. Niacin can improve blood flow in the brain by causing blood vessels in the brain to become more open. But there is no good scientific evidence showing that picamilon has these same effects.
- A group of eye disorders that can lead to vision loss (glaucoma). Early research shows that picamilon might improve vision in people with open-angle glaucoma.
- Loss of bladder control in people with brain, spinal cord, or nerve injuries (neurogenic bladder). Early research shows that picamilon might improve bladder control in children with neurogenic bladder.
- Athletic performance.
- Memory and thinking skills (cognitive function).
- Mental alertness.
- Seizure disorder (epilepsy).
- Other conditions.
PICAMILON Side Effects & Safety
When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if picamilon is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if picamilon is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination
- Niacin interacts with PICAMILON
Taking picamilon with niacin might increase the risk for side effects from niacin.
The appropriate dose of picamilon depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for picamilon. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.