Hydergine

1 What is Hydergine?

Brand: Hydergine

Generic: Ergoloid mesylates

Hydergine is a dihydrogenated ergot derivative alkaloid for the treatment of mood, behavior, or other problems that may be due to changes in the brain from Alzheimer's disease or multiple small strokes. This drug is ineffective in treating migraine headache.

The exact mechanism of action of this drug is still unknown. This drug requires a prescription.

2 What To Know Before Using

Before using Hydergine, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.

Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.

Infant risk is still undetermined when taking this drug during breastfeeding. Discuss with your healthcare professional about the risks and benefits of this drug before breastfeeding.

Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.

Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as:

  • Almotriptan
  • Amprenavir
  • Atazanavir
  • Azithromycin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Dirithromycin
  • Erythromycin
  • Fosamprenavir
  • Frovatriptan
  • Indinavir
  • Josamycin
  • Ketoconazole
  • Mepartricin
  • Miokamycin
  • Naratriptan
  • Nefazodone
  • Nelfinavir
  • Posaconazole
  • Ritonavir
  • Rizatriptan
  • Rokitamycin
  • Roxithromycin
  • Saquinavir
  • Spiramycin
  • Sumatriptan
  • Troleandomycin
  • Voriconazole
  • Zolmitriptan
  • Fluconazole
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Telithromycin
  • or Delavirdine

Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as:

3 Proper Usage

To use Hydergine properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor.

This drug must be taken exactly as directed by your healthcare professional. To prevent any side effects, take this drug exactly as directed in the label or as prescribed by your healthcare professional. Dissolve the tablet under your tongue and it should not be chewed or swallowed, to get optimal effects of this drug. Eating, drinking, or smoking while dissolving the tablet is not recommended.

The dose of this drug will be variable for different patients. The directions on the label or the prescription by your healthcare professional should be followed.

The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug. 1 to 2 milligrams three times a day is given to adults.

Store the drug in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.

4 Precautions To Take

Before using Hydergine, there are some precautions you must take.

Regular visits should be made to your healthcare provider to track your progress and to monitor the effectiveness of the drug. The effects of this drug may take several weeks to work. Consult with your healthcare provider before you decide to stop taking this drug.

5 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Hydergine.

Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur. Seek advice from your healthcare professional immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms.

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine, the side effects will slowly disappear. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

If you have any questions about the side effects, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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