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Ergoloid Mesylates Review – 4 Things You Didn’t Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Nutrition Facts | Cost | Verdict

Ergoloid Mesylates (United States), co-dergocrine mesylate (United Kingdom), or dihydroergotamine mesylate (trade name Hydergine) refers to a group of medication characterized by a mixture of the methanesulfonate salts of three dihydrogenated ergot alkaloids.

These products are usually prescribed as a treatment for diminished memory symptoms that are common in elders.

These drugs are produced by some different manufacturers. Some of them offer brand name products, while others provide generic products. There are many possible choices when it comes to Ergoloid Mesylates. Therefore it is essential to consult with your doctor before making any final decision.

This drug was first developed by Albert Hofmann (the discoverer of LSD) for Sandoz (now part of Novartis).

Ergoloid Mesylates are sold under various trade names: Hydergine, Hydergine, Gerimal, Nilotic, Redizork, Alkergot, Chicano, or Redergin.

Nutrition Facts

1) Ergoloid Mesylates Nutrition Facts

Ergoloid Mesylates includes the following ingredients: Not applicable

2) Does Ergoloid Mesylates Work?

Ergoloid Mesylates can be prescribed for a wide range of health problems. Still, most commonly, they are used to treat dementia and age-related cognitive impairments (such as in Alzheimer’s disease) and aid in recovery after stroke.

According to several studies, the potentially effective dose of an Ergoloid Mesylates-based treatment may be higher than those currently approved for dementia treatment. We need to point out how important it is to consult with your doctor before making any final decision regarding this form of therapy.

Ergoloid Mesylates is not a recommended form of treatment in patients who have previously shown hypersensitivity to the drug. They are also not recommended for individuals who suffer from acute or chronic psychosis.

Like all prescription medication, these drugs have been associated with various side effects, including nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances, skin rash, flushing, sublingual irritation, blurred vision, nasal congestion, and bradycardia, or orthostatic hypotension.


3) How Much Does Ergoloid Mesylates Cost?

The cost of Ergoloid Mesylates depends on a variety of factors: manufacturer, quality of the ingredients, brand or generic form, etc.

Most health insurance coverage programs and prescription plans do cover Ergoloid Mesylates. Still, a patient will have to check their coverage to find out. There could be a co-pay or deductible that has to be paid each time a prescription is picked up from the pharmacy.


4) Our Verdict on Ergoloid Mesylates

It is hard to say how effective this form of medication is. Clinical studies and researches have shown that Ergoloid Mesylates may be useful in treating age-related cognitive impairment. However, their effectiveness is proportional to the effectiveness of the overall formula.

We advise our readers to consult with a doctor regarding a possible treatment with Ergoloid Mesylates. He may be able to recommend a certain product or alternative treatments if necessary.

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