Piracetam vs Modafinil. What would be better for you? Is it a good idea to take Modafinil and Piracetam together?
What is the better choice?
These two medications are the most popular nootropics on the American and European market in 2016. Let’s describe them briefly. So, Piracetam is a supplement, a nootropic which was created in the 1950s. It’s actually the first nootropic in the world, and it’s really good.
As for the 1950s, of course, not for 2016. Since that time lots and lots of new, modern and powerful nootropics have been designed and approved, with stronger effects and different mechanisms of action. By the way, it’s still unclear how Piracetam works — supposedly, it has vasotropic effects and increases blood flow in some brain parts, but it doesn’t influence GABA receptors, it doesn’t have sedative effects and it’s not a stimulant. It’s a medicine, that wasn’t approved by the FDA as a medication and as a nootropic supplement even, and the reason is that clinical trials didn’t show its efficiency as a remedy. But, it is worth noting that Piracetam is often used by students as a smart drug and by some other patients to lower depression and to treat dementia (although the trials didn’t show that it really works).
In contrast to Piracetam, Modafinil really works. It’s a true smart drug which will definitely improve your brain functions, memory, focus and will give you energy and motivation boost. Side effects are very rare and not too dangerous — among the most common are headache, arrhythmia, pain in back and dry mouth/dry eyes. Moreover, you can take this medication for a long time because it’s not addictive and you will most likely not overdose with it even if you exceed an average daily dose (but we still don’t recommend to do it).
Let’s make a conclusion. Provigil vs Piracetam, what is better?
Well, we think that, after weighing all the pros and cons, comparing Piracetam vs Modafinil doesn’t have much sense. Modafinil is better, its effects are proven (unlike Piracetam effects) and it can really help a patient to improve the cognitive functions. But what about taking these two together?
Mixing Piracetam and Modafinil. Does it make sense and what to expect from such a combination?
Long story short, you can take Provigil and Piracetam together, but there is no need to do such things. Their effects (well, even if Piracetam effects exist not just on paper) are very similar, because, well, both of them are smart drugs, although smart drugs from different generations. The thing is that there is usually no synergistic effect — you won’t double the effects of Modafinil by taking it together with another drug, such as Piracetam. The latter can be helpful if you have some kind of “tunnel vision” from Modafinil — in a few cases, Piracetam has reduced this effect. For some people, such combination was helpful for reducing anxiety, which is a possible Modafinil side effect.
So you will most likely have no problems with mixing these two nootropics together. On the other hand, double focus, energy and motivation boost are not the things you will have, too. This combination can increase your concentration a little and optimize your productiveness by reducing tunnel effects caused by Modafinil, but in most cases, you’ll feel no advantages from it. If you do mix them, we recommend you to drink a lot of water, to eat regularly (Modafinil can act as an appetite suppresser but you should eat even if you don’t want to) and to sleep enough (again, even if you don’t want to and feel like you can spend the whole week without sleep). As we’ve already said, Modafinil is much better than Piracetam. That’s why we recommend you to find your optimal dose of Modafinil and not to mix it with other drugs, but if you want to, you can —this combination is rather safe.