Ergoloid Mesylates (ER-goe-loid MES-i-lates)
Treats confusion, dizziness, and depressed mood.Belongs to a class of drugs called ergot alkaloids.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any ergot alkaloids such as Cafergot®, Ergostat®, or Bellergal® . You should not use this medicine if you have a history of mental problems.
How to Use This Medicine
Tablet, Liquid Filled Capsule, Liquid
- Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often. It may take 3 to 4 weeks for this medicine to start to work.
- Take this medicine at meal times or with food or milk to avoid upset stomach.
- Place the sublingual tablet under your tongue and let it dissolve. Do not chew or swallow the tablet. Do not eat or drink when the tablet is under your tongue.
- Measure the oral liquid with the dropper that comes with the medicine. Drop the medicine into your mouth or mix with food or fluids (such as applesauce, fruit juice, milk, or water).
If a dose is missed:
- Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
- You should not use two doses at the same time.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine
- Keep this medicine in the original tightly closed, light-resistant container away from moisture and direct light. Do not freeze the oral liquid.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
- Let your doctor know if you are being treated for any other medical condition.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Severe itching and rash
- Trouble breathing
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Tongue irritation (with the sublingual tablet)
- Upset stomach
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Review Date: 2011-02-04