Nicergoline

Description

Nicergoline is used for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions which affect the blood vessels and circulation of the brain and the body such as peripheral vascular disease, Raynaud's syndrome, etc. It helps in improving the cerebral blood flow and metabolism. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Nicergoline

  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry mouth

Uses of Nicergoline

What is it prescribed for?

  • Peripheral and cerebral Vascular Metabolic Disorders.
  • Raynaud's Syndrome
  • Peripheral vascular disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-1.5 hours of oral administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to nicergoline or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Other medicines

Nicergoline may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Porphyria

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from porphyria due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Oral form: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified health care professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very less.

Overdose

Oral: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified health care professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Aceclofenac

Bosentan

Acebutolol

Amlodipine

Benidipine

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral form: Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any adverse effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Injection: This medicine should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional. Inform the doctor if you have a known history of allergy to this medicine. Report to the doctor all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

To be taken on an empty stomach

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by stimulating the blood flow and metabolic activity of the brain cells which prevents blood clots and stroke to maintain brain health and functions.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Vasodilators

Schedule

Schedule H

Nicergoline [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 27 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/nicergoline#section=UNII

Nicergoline - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 27 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00699

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Information on this page was last updated on 13 Jun 2019

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