Other names Fonturacetam


Phenylpiracetam is considered by many nootropics users to be the most potent of the racetams. Strong stimulation, increases in focus, and memory enhancements are often reported. But what does the science available say about the effects of phenylpiracetam?

This nootropic has no healthy human placebo-controlled studies that meet our inclusion criteria. Negative side effects can occur if used carelessly, so make sure you’re aware of the risks of Phenylpiracetam.


Read about the effects of Phenylpiracetam in relation to the amount of evidence we've found

Why do people use phenylpiracetam?

People who self-experiment with phenylpiracetam often state they use it to improve their:

  • Memory
  • Focus
  • Energy
  • Mood
  • Learning
  • Physical performance

Specific tasks for which phenylpiracetam has been reported to be especially effective include programming, mathematical calculations in ones head, and conversations with others.

There is a lack of solid scientific evidence for the effectiveness of phenylpiracetam for any of these purposes, especially in healthy humans.

Can phenylpiracetam enhance cognitive performance?

Several studies have shown benefits from phenylpiracetam in restoring performance in people with cognitive decline [1]. However, no high-quality research has been conducted on the potential cognitive-enhancing effects of phenylpiracetam in healthy humans.

Can phenylpiracetam boost your energy levels?

In one study on 1170 patients with chronic lack of cerebral blood flow that resulted in abnormally low energy levels, phenylpiracetam reduced fatigue by about 50% [2] [3] Phenylpiracetam was more effective in younger individuals. This study was not placebo-controlled so it is likely that at least some of the effects observed were due to the placebo effect.

You can read anecdotal experience reports on the cognitive effects of phenylpiracetam in the frequently asked questions section below.


The legality and side effects of Phenylpiracetam


Frequently asked questions about Phenylpiracetam


Studies conducted on the effects of Phenylpiracetam in healthy humans

Last updated Saturday, June 10, 2023