Hydergine

(ergoloid mesylates)

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Treats confusion and mood changes caused by dementia.

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While Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates) has been used in the past to treat dementia, it's no longer a recommended medicine because it can slow down the heart rate and cause fainting or falls.

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Quick facts about ergoloid mesylates
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ergoloid mesylates)

Upsides

  • Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates) is available as a generic.
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Downsides

  • Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates) is not a recommended medicine because it can slow the heart and cause fainting or falls.
  • It can take Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates) at least 3 to 4 weeks before you notice any changes.
  • There is controversy about if Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates) actually helps treat confusion and dizziness.
  • You have to take Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates) 3 times a day which can be very difficult if you have memory issues.
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How it works

It's not clear how Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates) treats dementia, but it helps to relax blood vessels in the body, which might raise blood flow to the brain.

Quick facts about ergoloid mesylates
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ergoloid mesylates)

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What to expect when you take Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates) for Confusion & dizziness

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  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Low blood pressure
  • Slowing of heart rate
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Risks and Warnings for Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates)

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  • You might notice a slowing of your heartbeat while taking Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates). Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates) can also lower your blood pressure. This can cause fainting or falls if you move too quickly, especially if you've been sitting or lying down for a long time. Be very careful when getting up and brace yourself in case you do feel faint.

Common concerns from people taking Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates)

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Pregnancy

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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Food
  • Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates) can cause nausea and indigestion. Taking Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates) with food can help stop these from happening. Talk to your doctor if it bothers you.
  • Take Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates) with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.