PHENIBUT

PHENIBUT
Phenibut is a nootropic supplement that is used for improving mood, reducing anxiety, and promoting better sleep. It is structurally similar to the neurotransmitter GABA and works by activating GABA receptors in the brain.
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Uses & Effectiveness

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Overview

Phenibut is a chemical similar to a brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It's used recreationally and as a drug in Russia. It may be unsafe.

Phenibut might decrease anxiety and have other effects on the body, but most research on phenibut has been published in Russia.

People use phenibut for anxiety, alcohol use disorder, insomnia, depression, stress, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Phenibut is approved for use in Russia and some Eastern European countries. Due to safety concerns, it's not approved in the US for use in dietary supplements. Don't confuse phenibut with GABA. These are not the same.

Phenibut is a nootropic compound known for its calming and anxiolytic effects, believed to promote better sleep, reduce stress, and increase cognitive function, making it a popular supplement for those seeking improved focus and relaxation.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Phenibut is likely unsafe. Phenibut can cause many side effects, including reduced consciousness, dizziness, nausea, poor balance, and fatigue. Taking large doses can cause trouble breathing, unconsciousness, and death.

Phenibut can cause dependence. People who use phenibut for 3 days or more and then stop taking it might experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can include decreased appetite, nausea, muscle aches, fast heart rate, anxiety, agitation, trouble sleeping, and seizures.

Interactions

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Pregabalin (Lyrica) interacts with PHENIBUT

    Phenibut acts on the brain in a similar way to pregabalin. Taking these two chemicals together might increase the risk for side effects.

  • Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with PHENIBUT

    Phenibut might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking phenibut with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.

Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Phenibut is likely unsafe. Phenibut can cause many side effects, including reduced consciousness, dizziness, nausea, poor balance, and fatigue. Taking large doses can cause trouble breathing, unconsciousness, and death.

Phenibut can cause dependence. People who use phenibut for 3 days or more and then stop taking it might experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can include decreased appetite, nausea, muscle aches, fast heart rate, anxiety, agitation, trouble sleeping, and seizures.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if phenibut is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing

Despite being banned in the US, phenibut is still found in some dietary supplements. Most products containing phenibut are sold online. Taking phenibut is unsafe and can lead to dependence and withdrawal.

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