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Hydergine Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Generic Name: Ergoloid mesylates

ERGOLOID MESYLATES previously available with the brand name Hydergine® is one of a group of medicines known as ergot alkaloids. Ergoloid mesylates are used to treat memory loss or confusion which may occur with aging, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease. Hydergine stimulates oxygen flow to the brain, relieving symptoms of deteriorating mental capacity. It has become one of the world's most useful and popular ‘smart drugs’. This medicine have following effects such as includes Increase blood supply to the brain, Increase oxygen delivered to the brain, Enhance metabolism of brain cells, Protect the brain from insufficient oxygen supply.

Hydergine Dosage

  • The usual dose of Hydergine medicine is 1 milligram and you should take 3 times a day.

Uses of Hydergine

  • Hydergine medication is used to increase blood flow to the brain and used to treat changes in mood, memory or behavior.
  • It is also used to relieve the signs and symptoms of decreased mental capacity due to the aging process.
  • It is used to treat a variety of medical conditions such as including Growth hormone overproduction leading to acromegaly, a condition characterized by an abnormally large skull, jaw, hands, and feet.

Side Effects of Hydergine

If you are using Hydergine, then discuss the side effects of Hydergine with your doctor and if you feel any develop or change in intensity, then tell your doctor immediately. Side effects of Hydergine may include:

  • Stomach upset
  • loss of appetite
  • temporary nausea
  • light-headedness
  • dry mouth
  • drowsiness
  • constipation
  • indigestion
  • drop in blood pressure
  • depression
  • fainting
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness

Warnings and precautions before taking Hydergine:

  • If you have blood pressure problems, heart problems, behavioral problems, liver disease, allergies, then tell your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while you are being treated with Hydergine.
  • If you are taking Hydergine, after sometime you may feel some sleepy, dizzy and etc. So do not perform any activities where you require alertness. Because it may cause to dangerous effects.

Drug Interaction:- If you are taking certain drugs with Hydergine, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of Hydergine. So discuss with your doctor before combining Hydergine with the following:

  • bromocriptine
  • cabergoline
  • ergonovine
  • methylergonovine
Overdose

After taking Hydergine, If you feel that overdose is suspected, then contact with your doctor immediately. Symptoms of Hydergine overdose may include:

  • Confusion
  • yawning repeated
  • hallucinations
  • constipation
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • delusions
  • sweating
  • dizziness
  • pallor
  • drowsiness
  • severely low blood pressure
  • feeling unwell
  • lethargy

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