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Nicergoline

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Uses

Nicergoline is used in acute attack of migraine and raynaud's disease.

How it 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

Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Altered taste, Agitation, Muscle pain, Restlessness, Hot flushes, Sleep disturbance, Dizziness

Available Medicine

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    Micro Labs Ltd
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    Inga Laboratories Pvt Ltd
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    Pfizer Ltd
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Expert advice

  • 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

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 22 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)