Oxiracetam vs Noopept 

Oxiracetam and Noopept are two nootropic substances with similar pharmacological mechanisms, and due to their similar effects they’re often compared. In this article I will breakdown and compare Oxiracetam and Noopept, and hopefully I will aid your decision between the two.



Oxiracetam is a stimulating nootropic, and many people liken it’s stimulatory effect to that of caffeine. In addition to this stimulation, Oxiracetam is also known to boost verbal fluency and short term memory.

Because of it’s diverse effects profile Oxiracetam has a wide range of useful applications, and people often take it for aid with studying, working, and socializing.

Most of these effects are caused by Oxiracetam’s effects upon the acetylcholine system. This is a good thing as without it Oxiracetam wouldn’t have the effects that it does, but it also means that you need to take an added choline supplement. If you fail to take a choline supplement with Oxiracetam you may end up developing a choline deficiency which can lead to headache or agitation.

The main side effect which people get from Oxiracetam is agitation. Depending on how Oxiracetam effects you personally it is possible that taking it will cause you to become aggravated and anti social. In order to avoid this as much as possible take a small dosage of Oxiracetam your first time, and work your way up slowly from there. In addition, you should not take Oxiracetam before having to socialize with people if you’re not yet sure how it will effect you.

A beginner’s dosage of Oxiracetam
is somewhere in the range of 400-500 milligrams. Many people take dosages higher than this, but it is only after getting a good idea of how Oxiracetam effects them. Taking a very high dosage of Oxiracectam for your first time could lead to uncomfortable side effects, so it is always a wise idea to start low


Althogh it is less stimulating than Oxiracetam, many people still find Noopept to have mildly stimulating effects. In addition to this, Noopept also shares Oxiracetam’s effects of verbal fluency and memory enhancement. Not only this, but many people also find that Noopept has strong anti anxiety effects.

This combination of anxiety reduction and conversational enhancement makes Noopept a powerful social nootropic. Not only does Noopept acutely reduce anxiety, but by improving your verbal fluency it actually leads to a direct increase in social ability as well. This combination of relaxing you, but at the same time increasing your conversational skills is very powerful.

Same as Oxiracetam, many of Noopept’s effects are due to it’s action on Acetylcholine receptors. Same as Oxiracetam, it’s necessary to take choline together with Noopept. or you may end up getting negative side effects.

When you first begin taking Noopept you should keep your dosage of it low, as overshooting can lead to undesirable side effects. For your first dosage of Noopept you should take no more than 10 milligrams orally. After judging how 10 milligrams of oral Noopept effects you, it is then possible to take higher dosages, or simply take it sublingually. Noopept has 3x the potency when it is ingested sublingually, so only do this once you’re sure of how Noopept effects you.


At the end of the day, there’s no clear winner between these two nootropics. They can both have very similar effects, or vastly different ones. Whether Noopept or Oxiracetam is the right nootropic for you is really a matter of your personal neurochemistry. The only way to know for sure which one is best for you is by testing them each yourself.

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