Generic Name : Nicergoline Therapeutic Classification : Central Nervous System Agents
India- Cholergol, Nicerbium, Sermion.
International- Adavin, Albotyl, Bieluzon S, Celgotin S, Cereid S, Cergodun, Circulat, Dasovas, Ergobel, Ergotop, Fitergol, Hirubulin, Lestmart N, Lexilin, Marileon N, Marion, Nicergin, Nicergobeta, Nicergolin, Nicergolina Angenerico, Nicergolina L.CH., Nicergolina Ratiopharm, Nicergolina Sandoz, Nicergolin-CT, Nicergoline Biogaran, Nicergoline EG, Nicergoline Mylan, Nicergoline Qualimed, Nicergoline RPG, Nicergoline Teva, Nicergolin-neuraxpharm, Nicerin, Nicerium, Nilogrin, Salumosin, Sawachion, Selphamin, Sergolin, Sermion, Serolin, Sinergolin, Socwarl, Varson, Vasogoline S, Wincl N. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an ergot derivative, prescribed for dementia. It decreases vascular resistance and increases arterial blood flow in the brain. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 10 mg 3 times/day. Maintenance: 5-10 mg 3 times/day. Max: 60 mg/day in divided doses.
IV/IM- The recommended dose is 2 to 8mg/day infusion. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.
It also comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with blood dyscrasis, and during pregnancy. Side Effects :
GI disturbances, low blood pressure, hot flushes, uneasiness, hyperacidity, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and drowsiness.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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