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Ergoloid Mesylates

Reviewed on 1/15/2020

Brand Name and Other Names: Hydergine

Generic Name: Ergoloid Mesylates

Drug Class: Ergot Derivatives

What Is Ergoloid Mesylates Used For and How Does it Work?

Ergoloid mesylates is used to treat age-related mental decline and Alzheimer's dementia.

Ergoloid mesylates is available under the following different brand names: Hydergine.

Dosages of Ergoloid Mesylates:

Dosage Forms and Strengths


Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Age-Related Mental Decline and Alzheimer's Dementia

  • 1 mg orally every 8 hours
  • May administer up to 4.5-12 mg/day therapeutic trial should be 6 months in duration

Safety and efficacy not established in pediatric patients.


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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Ergoloid Mesylates?

Side effects of Ergoloid Mesylates may include.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Ergoloid Mesylates?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Severe interactions of ergoloid mesylates include:

Ergoloid mesylates has serious interactions with at least 55 different drugs.

Ergoloid mesylates has moderate interactions with at least 34 different drugs.

Ergoloid mesylates has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Ergoloid Mesylates?


This medication contains Ergoloid Mesylates. Do not take Hydergine if you are allergic to ergoloid mesylates or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.


Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Ergoloid Mesylates?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Ergoloid Mesylates?"


  • None

Pregnancy and Lactation

There is not information on the effects of use of Ergoloid Mesylates during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.


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