What is Nicergoline used for?
Nicergoline is used for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
Nicergoline may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Nicergoline work?
Nicergoline belongs to the class of drugs called vasodilators. The drug acts by inhibiting certain receptors located in the arteries and increases the arterial blood flow through vasodilation.
How to take Nicergoline?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Nicergoline as prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take Nicergoline without food.
If you miss a dose of Nicergoline, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Nicergoline?
Drugs that interact with Nicergoline include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Nicergoline?
The following are the most common side effects of Nicergoline:
- Excess sweating
- Hot flushes
- Mild gastric upset
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Low blood pressure
- Slow heartbeat
- Interstitial nephritis
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while taking Nicergoline?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Nicergoline or similar drugs.
- Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Nicergoline.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Nicergoline.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Nicergoline causes dizziness or blurred vision.
- Avoid Nicergoline during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
- Be cautious while taking Nicergoline if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
- Keep the medication out of reach of children.
- Consult the doctor before taking any other drug along with Nicergoline.
You are advised not to take Nicergoline if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before taking Nicergoline?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver disorders, heart diseases, kidney impairment or porphyria.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently asked questions about Nicergoline
- How should Nicergoline be stored?
- Is it safe to stop taking Nicergoline once the symptoms subside?
- Can I alter the dose of Nicergoline?
Store Nicergoline tablets at room temperature (15 – 30O C). Protect from light, heat, and moisture.
It is not safe to discontinue the medicine without doctor’s advice.
No, it is not advised to alter the dose of Nicergoline. Altering the dose may result in severe side effects.
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