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Ergoloid Mesylates (Systemic)

Brand Names : Gerimal, Hydergine, Hydergine LC, dihydrogenated ergot alkaloids

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

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Ergoloid mesylates (ER-goe-loid MESS-i-lates) belongs to the group of medicines known as ergot alkaloids. It is used to treat some mood, behavior, or other problems that may be due to changes in the brain from Alzheimer's disease or multiple small strokes.

This medicine is different from other ergot alkaloids such as ergotamine and methysergide. It is not useful for treating migraine headache. The exact way ergoloid mesylates acts on the body is not known.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsules (U.S.)
  • Oral solution (U.S.)
  • Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
    Sublingual (under-the-tongue)
  • Tablets (U.S.)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Gerimal
  • Hydergine
  • Hydergine LC

In Canada -

  • Hydergine

Generic name product may be available in the U.S.

Another commonly used name is dihydrogenated ergot alkaloids .


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