What do you know about bromantane? Does the name even ring a bell at all?

Bromantane is a nootropic drug developed in Russia in the 1980s. It was developed in the Zakuskov State Institute of Pharmacology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow.

This nootropic was invented with the aim of helping individuals who work in high-stress environments improve work performance by or with mental focus and motivation while at work. It is able to achieve this function because bromantane functions as a stimulant that helps the brain increase and regulate its dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitters.

The nootropic drug was particularly administered to the militaries of the Soviet Union and that of Russia to reduce recovery time for soldiers.

Also known as Ladasten, bromantane is derived from adamantane, a drug that improves physical and mental performance under extreme environmental conditions.

As at the time of writing this post, bromantane is yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States although it was approved for wide-scale distribution around Russia in 2009 for the treatment of Neurasthenia.

With that said, let's dive deep into the potential benefits of bromantane.

Topping the list of benefits is that bromantane can be used in treating neurasthenia. This condition is characterized by fatigue, headache, mental weariness, and insomnia.

Findings reveal that a study of more than 700 people suffering from neurasthenia, 50 and 100 mg doses of bromantane helped reduce symptoms and improve their sleep. It also improved their quality of life and only 3% of the patients experienced minor side effects.
  • Increased mental alertness. Bromantane can be used to improve cognitive functions in people while helping them boost their staying power. Staying power in the sense means the ability to focus on the task at hand without being disturbed by the myriad of diversions calling out to you.
  • Improved productivity. With an improved ability to stay focused, bromantane also helps in increasing productivity in the sense that when you have the ability to focus on what you're doing, you will waste less time on frivolities and this your efficiency improves which automatically implies greater productivity.

Now that we have an understanding of some of the benefits. Are there any side effects?

Like I earlier stated at the beginning of this article, this nootropic drug is yet to be approved by the FDA and for this reason, serious doubt still surrounds its safety for use.

Also, there is no medical evidence of tests conducted on human beings to back up the claims regarding its potential benefits. Although some tests were conducted on a few animals, it will be dangerous to conclude bromantane is safe to use for this reason alone.

Observed side effects by users of this drug are mild effects and are severe only invaded where the doses seem to be on the high side, the side effects range from increased urination, vomiting, diarrhoea, depression, brain fog, fatigue, confusion to insomnia.