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Methysergide - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Methysergide

Generic Name : Methysergide
Pronunciation : meth-eh-SER-jide
Latest prescription information about Methysergide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Methysergide

International- Sansert.

Why is Methysergide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a partially synthetic compound, prescribed for prevention or reduction of intensity and frequency of vascular headaches.  It may work by narrowing blood vessels in the head.


When should Methysergide not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Methysergide?

PO- Usual adult dose 4-8 mg daily.

How should Methysergide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Methysergide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of autoimmune disease, hardening/inflammation of the arteries, blood clots, Raynaud's disease, stroke, uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, scarring caused by a drug, severe infection, liver disease, lung disease, kidney disease, migraine, nutrient deficiency, urinary blockage, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Methysergide?

   Most Common : Fibrotic complications and heart diseases.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn and abdominal pain.
   Central Nervous System : Seizures, sleeplessness, drowsiness, mild euphoria, dizziness, incoordination, lightheadedness, tingling.
   Skin : Facial flush, hair loss.
   Metabolic : Swelling in the extremities, weight gain, decrease in white blood cells and eosinophilia.
   Miscellaneous : Weakness, joint pain, muscle pain, and mydriasis.

What are the other precautions for Methysergide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Methysergide?

Store it at room temperature and away from sunlight and moisture.

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kenpat, United Kingdom

Can you supply 1mg methysergide tablets to an english cluster headaches sufferer? Can you give me a price for the tablets and shipping costs. Do you require a prescription. Thanks Ken Childs

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