GENERIC NAME: ERGOLOID MESYLATES - ORAL (ER-goe-loyd MES-i-lates)
BRAND NAME(S): Hydergine
USES: This medication is used to treat mild problems with mood, memory, concentration, or behavior in the elderly. It is believed to increase blood flow to the brain. It is a combination of 3 ergot alkaloids.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.It may take several weeks before you see any improvement from the medication. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, flushing, loss of appetite, or stomach upset may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fainting, slow heartbeat.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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