Fasoracetam as a treatment for ADHD: A systematic review of available clinical data

Author: Paul Tardner                       Date published: 09/09/2020

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Fasoracetam is a nootropic compound of the racetam class. It is a derivative of Piracetam, the first synthetically created nootropic. It has been suggested that Fasoracetam is potentially effective for the treatment of ADHD, as well as related learning difficulties and cognitive disorders. However, there are few meta-analyses examining this potential use of Fasoracetam; much of the “evidence” relies on inference from studies looking at Piracetam. Furthermore, as a relatively new racetam, there is very little available evidence on the long-term risks associated with Fasoracetam use. This article looks at the available clinical data on Fasoracetam to ascertain its safety and efficacy as a treatment for ADHD. Ultimately, Fasoracetam is unlikely to help 90% of ADHD sufferers, and its efficacy as a nootropic remains unproven.

Keywords: Fasoracetam, Piracetam, racetams, nootropics, ADHD

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