Phenibut is a chemical similar to a brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It is used as a recreational drug and as a medicine.
Phenibut is used for anxiety, fear, trouble sleeping (insomnia), tension, stress, fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, alcoholism, and irregular heartbeat. It is also used for improving memory, learning, and thinking.
Uses & Effectiveness?
Insufficient Evidence for
Improving memory, learning, and thinking.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of phenibut for these uses but try it and decide for yourself.
Side Effects & Safety
Phenibut is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for most people when taken by mouth. Phenibut can cause many side effects, including a hangover effect, dizziness, nausea, poor balance, fatigue, and feelings of electric shocks in the arms and legs. Phenibut in large doses can cause trouble breathing and unconsciousness.
Phenibut can cause dependence when taken regularly. People who use phenibut regularly and then stop taking it may experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can include decreased appetite, nausea, muscle aches, anxiety, agitation, trouble sleeping, and seizures.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: not enough is known about the use of phenibut during pregnancy and breast-feeding. stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of phenibut depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for phenibut. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.