What is Aniracetam?

Aniracetam is a synthetic nootropic compound belonging to the racetam family, a group of drugs known for their cognitive-enhancing effects. It is often used to improve focus, memory, and reduce anxiety. Aniracetam works by modulating various neurotransmitter systems in the brain, particularly glutamate and acetylcholine, which play a significant role in learning and memory processes.

Where does Aniracetam come from?

Aniracetam is a man-made compound first synthesized in the 1970s by Hoffmann-La Roche, a Swiss pharmaceutical company. It is not derived from natural sources and must be produced in a laboratory setting.

What are the effects of Aniracetam?


  • Improved focus and attention
  • Enhanced memory and learning abilities
  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Increased creativity and fluid thinking


  • Minimal physical effects
  • Potential for improved sensory perception

How to use Aniracetam?

Aniracetam is typically taken orally in the form of capsules or powder. The powder can be mixed with water or other beverages for easy consumption. It is fat-soluble, so taking it with a small amount of fat (e.g., milk, coconut oil) may improve absorption.

How much Aniracetam to use?

When trying out new supplements it is wise to start with a lower dose and–depending on the experienced effects–increase or decrease the dosage accordingly

  • Mild dosage: 750 mg
  • Medium dosage: 1500 mg
  • Strong dosage: 3000 mg

It is recommended to start with a mild dosage and gradually increase if needed. Individual responses may vary, and it is essential to find the most suitable dosage for your needs.

What are the side effects of Aniracetam?

Aniracetam is generally well-tolerated, but some users may experience side effects, including:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia

These side effects are usually mild and may be mitigated by starting with a low dosage and gradually increasing as needed.

Interactions of Aniracetam

Most nootropics are relatively safe to use on their own. Combining them with other substances may cause them to suddenly become dangerous or life-threatening.

Aniracetam may interact with other medications, especially those that affect the central nervous system. If you are taking any prescription medications or have a pre-existing medical condition, consult with your healthcare provider before using Aniracetam. It is also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women without a doctor's approval.

Other namesN-anisoyl-2-pyrrolidinone
EffectsFocus, Memory, Anxiety Reducing