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Sansert

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Sansert

Sansert Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Sansert

Generic Name: methysergide (Pronunciation: meth i SER jide)

What is methysergide (Sansert)?

The exact way that methysergide works is unknown. It is believed to be involved in narrowing the veins and arteries that supply blood to your head.

Methysergide is used to prevent vascular headaches (e.g., migraines) and to reduce their severity.

Methysergide may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of methysergide (Sansert)?

Stop taking methysergide and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Notify your doctor immediately if you experience leg cramps when walking; hip, side, or chest pain; painful urination; shortness of breath; or coldness, numbness, or pain in your hands, feet, arms, or legs.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take methysergide and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • nausea, vomiting, heartburn, or abdominal pain;
  • diarrhea or constipation;
  • drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness;
  • weakness or poor coordination;
  • insomnia;
  • a rash or facial flushing;
  • weight gain; or
  • muscle or joint aches or discomfort.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

Read the Sansert (methysergide maleate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about methysergide (Sansert)?

Notify your doctor immediately if you experience leg cramps when walking; hip, side, or chest pain; painful urination; shortness of breath; or coldness, numbness, or pain in your hands, feet, arms, or legs.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Methysergide may cause drowsiness. If you experience drowsiness, avoid these activities.

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