Phenibut

What is Phenibut?

Phenibut[1] (contracted from β-'''pheny'''l-γ-amino'''but'''yric acid) is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant and derivative of the naturally occurring inhibitory neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). The addition of a phenyl ring allows phenibut to cross the blood–brain barrier. Phenibut is sold as a nutritional supplement, and is not approved as a pharmaceutical in the United States or Europe, but in Russia it is sold as a psychotropic drug. It has been reported by some to possess nootropic actions for its ability to improve neurological functions, but other researchers have not observed these effects. It is generally accepted that phenibut has anxiolytic effects in both animal models and in humans. Phenibut was discovered in the Soviet Union in the 1960s, and has since been used there to treat a wide range of ailments including posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and insomnia.

The name phenibut, along with many of the other names for the compound, comes directly from the chemical name for the compound, β-phenyl-γ-aminobutyric acid.

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I have been taking daily approximately 900 mg - 2 grams of phenibut for approximately 3 months. No other medication. The drug alleviates...

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Gradual dose reduction is advised

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I have been prescribed 5mg Diazapam earlier this year by my GP for anxiety and panic attacks I was getting after a break up with my partner. I used...

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Consultation

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My doctor has put me on Lexapro 10mg tablets to manage the depression and anxiety that is caused by the chronic sinusitis that I have been...

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Yes it can be continued but taper off after two weeks

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hi i been taking phenibut for insomnia but it stoped working and sleeping pills dont work for me anymore what can i do now what can i take to sleep

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My doctor has put me on Lexapro 10mg tablets to manage the depression and anxiety that is caused by the chronic sinusitis that I have been...

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I have been prescribed 5mg Diazapam earlier this year by my GP for anxiety and panic attacks I was getting after a break up with my partner. I used...

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