Information about Nicergoline
Nicergoline is used in acute attack of migraine and raynaud's disease.
How nicergoline works
Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Nicergoline works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thereby relieving the migraine headaches.
Common side effects of nicergoline
Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Altered taste, Agitation, Muscle pain, Restlessness, Hot flushes, Sleep disturbance, Dizziness.
Available Medicine for Nicergoline
- ₹456Micro Labs Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹349Inga Laboratories Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹406Pfizer Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Nicergoline
- Nicergoline tablets should be preferably taken between meals to improve its absorption (the process by which the drug enters blood circulation after oral ingestion).
- Do contact your doctor before taking nicergoline if you have porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs) or high blood pressure and are receiving medication to lower it (antihypertensive drugs).
- Do consult your doctor before taking nicergoline if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions for Nicergoline
Q. Is nicergoline FDA approved?
No. Nicergoline is not approved by the US- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Q. What is nicergoline used for?
Nicergoline is a vasoactive drug that is used in disorders related to blood vessels in the brain (including vascular dementia), eye (including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy) and other parts of the body (including Raynaud’s syndrome, migraine) that impair the blood flow to these organs and affect their functioning.