This medication is an ergot derivative, prescribed for dementia. It decreases vascular resistance and increases arterial blood flow in the brain.
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.
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.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with blood dyscrasis, and during pregnancy.
GI disturbances, low blood pressure, hot flushes, uneasiness, hyperacidity, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and drowsiness.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C).