NICERGOLINE belongs to the class of 'nootropic drugs', primarily used for cognitive function disorders, migraine headaches (one-sided headache), Raynaud's disease and dementia (memory loss). NICERGOLINE is also used to treat vascular disorders, such as cerebral thrombosis (blood clot in the cerebral vein of the brain), atherosclerosis (accumulation of fat or other substances in on artery walls), diabetic retinopathy (diabetes affecting eyes), macular degeneration (retina problems that may cause vision loss) and retinal angiosclerosis (hardening of blood vessel walls of the retina).
NICERGOLINE contains Nicergoline which belongs to the class of ergot alkaloid derivatives (that decrease throbbing headaches). Nicergoline is a vasodilator that improves the arterial blood flow to the brain by dilating or widening of blood vessels. It acts as a nootropic agent/cognitive enhancer that works by improving cognitive/mental function, thus facilitating memory and thinking. NICERGOLINE is also known to inhibit platelet aggregation or clumping that further leads to blood clot formation, thus preventing various vascular disorders.
Your doctor will decide the dose and duration based on the severity of your medical condition. Common side effects of NICERGOLINE include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, taste changes, muscle pain, restlessness, hot flashes, sleep disturbances and dizziness. These side effects are not familiar to everyone and vary individually. If you notice any side effects that are not manageable, please consult your doctor.
Please do not stop taking NICERGOLINE abruptly since it may lead to increased headaches. Let your doctor know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions like liver, kidney or heart diseases, recent heart attack, irregular heartbeat, bleeding issues, blood pressure and lung disorders before taking NICERGOLINE. Consult your doctor before taking NICERGOLINE if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding. NICERGOLINE may cause dizziness; hence drive only when you are alert. Avoid consuming alcohol as it could lead to increased dizziness.
Cognitive function disorders, migraine headaches, Raynaud's disease, vascular dementia, cerebral thrombosis, atherosclerosis, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinal angiosclerosis.
NICERGOLINE is a 'nootropic drug' that is used for cognitive function disorders, migraine headaches, Raynaud's disease and dementia. It also effectively treats vascular disorders, such as cerebral thrombosis, atherosclerosis, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinal angiosclerosis. NICERGOLINE contains Nicergoline, an ergot alkaloid derivative. Nicergoline is a vasodilator that improves the brain and arterial blood flow by dilating or widening blood vessels. It also improves mental clarity, memory and thinking by acting as a cognitive enhancer. NICERGOLINE inhibits platelet aggregation or clumping that further leads to the formation of a blood clot, thus preventing various vascular disorders. NICERGOLINE improves arterial blood flow and lowers vascular resistance, thus relieving vascular migraines.
Let your doctor know if you use any prescription and non-prescription medications, including vitamins and herbal supplements, before starting NICERGOLINE. Use NICERGOLINE with caution and only under a doctor's supervision if you have liver, kidney or heart diseases, recent heart attack, irregular heartbeat, bleeding issues, blood pressure and lung disorders. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding if the doctor advised you NICERGOLINE. Avoid consuming alcohol along with NICERGOLINE as it could lead to increased dizziness. NICERGOLINE may cause dizziness; hence drive only when you are alert and mentally focused. NICERGOLINE is not recommended for use in people younger than 18 years of age.
Drug-Drug Interaction: NICERGOLINE may interact with blood pressure-lowering drugs and water pills.
Drug-Food Interaction: Alcohol may cause dizziness when taken with NICERGOLINE.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Before using NICERGOLINE, let your doctor know if you have any liver, kidney or heart diseases, recent heart attack, irregular heartbeat, bleeding issues, blood pressure, and lung disorders.
You are recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking NICERGOLINE. Alcohol intake, along with NICERGOLINE, may cause increased dizziness.
There is limited data on how NICERGOLINE affects pregnancy. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive before using NICERGOLINE.
It is unknown if NICERGOLINE is excreted into the breast milk when used by a breastfeeding mother. Please consult your doctor before taking NICERGOLINE.
NICERGOLINE may make you feel dizzy. Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience any side effects that affect your ability to drive.
Please consult your doctor if you have a history of liver impairment/liver disease before starting NICERGOLINE.
Please consult your doctor if you have a history of kidney impairment/kidney disease before starting NICERGOLINE.
NICERGOLINE is not recommended in people younger than 18 years of age.
Cognitive function disorders are defined as mental health disorders that may affect a person's learning, memory, thinking and problem-solving capabilities. Some examples of cognitive disorders include dementia (memory loss), developmental disorders and amnesia (inability to recall old memories).
Raynaud's disease is a condition associated with restricted blood flow to fingers, toes, ears or nose. Symptoms include cold fingers or toes, colour changes in the skin, numbness and prickly or stinging sensation.
Migraine: It is a medical condition that involves severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation of the head. Severe and recurrent headaches are one of the characteristic symptoms of migraine. Symptoms of migraine may include nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, numbness or tingling and sensitivity to light and sound.