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Sansert Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is methysergide (Sansert)?
- What are the possible side effects of methysergide (Sansert)?
- What is the most important information I should know about methysergide (Sansert)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking methysergide (Sansert)?
- How should I take methysergide (Sansert)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Sansert)?
- What happens if I overdose (Sansert)?
- What should I avoid while taking methysergide (Sansert)?
- What other drugs will affect methysergide (Sansert)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Sansert)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Sansert)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a methysergide overdose include dizziness, hyperactivity, large pupils, a fast heart rate, euphoria, and, possibly, cold and blue hands and feet.
What should I avoid while taking methysergide (Sansert)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Methysergide may cause drowsiness. If you experience drowsiness, avoid these activities.
Weight gain has occurred with methysergide therapy. Maintain a healthy diet and exercise program to prevent weight gain.
What other drugs will affect methysergide (Sansert)?
Certain drugs can lead to poor blood flow if taken with methysergide. This can be dangerous and can cause symptoms such as a cold feeling in your fingers, toes, hands, feet, arms, legs, or nose. In rare but severe cases, gangrene can result. The following drugs should not be taken with methysergide or should be used only under the supervision of your doctor:
- other migraine headache medicines such as sumatriptan (Imitrex), zolmitriptan (Zomig), rizatriptan (Maxalt), naratriptan (Amerge), ergotamine (Ergomar), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E.), and others;
- beta-blockers (which are used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, and other heart conditions) such as carteolol (Cartrol), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), nadolol (Corgard), pindolol (Visken), propranolol (Inderal), sotalol (Betapace), and timolol (Blocadren); and
- nicotine (in cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and smoking cessation products).
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with methysergide. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about methysergide written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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