Hydergine (Ergoloid Mesylates) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Hydergine
An ergot alkaloid, Hydergine is used to treat symptoms of memory, mood, and behavior problems in older patients who show symptoms of dementia related to aging or related to other conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Patients must understand that this drug is not a cure for dementia or for an underlying disease that is causing a decline in a person’s mental capacity. This drug only helps boost mental and self-care function.
Side Effects for Hydergine
Patients who buy Hydergine may experience certain side effects while using this drug. With that said, it needs to be noted that this drug rarely causes any serious side effects. However, patients must be aware of less serious and severe side effects of this drug, as the information will help them to recognize a serious side effect, if they happen to experience one, and take appropriate action.
Common and less serious side effects of this medicine are: nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset. Do not stop taking the medication if you notice any of these symptoms. In case any of the aforementioned symptoms worsen, then you must immediately contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Unlikely, but serious side effects of this medicine include slow heartbeat and fainting. Stop your medication and seek medical help immediately if you notice any of these two symptoms.
This drug may rarely trigger a very serious allergic reaction (hives, rashes, breathing problems, or itching/swelling). Seek immediate medical help if you notice any of these symptoms.
Before you buy Hydergine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to it or to other ergot alkaloids such as ergotamine or dihydroergotamine. This medication should not be used by people who have certain medical conditions such as psychosis. It is essential that before using this drug, you inform your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart problems, blood pressure problems, or other behavioral problems.
Depending on your condition, your doctor will prescribe the right dosage for you. It is imperative that you take Ergoloid Mesylates (generic name of this drug) as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, this drug is to be taken three times a day. Generally, it takes up to 3 to 4 weeks before the symptoms improve. In case you don’t see any improvement after 4 weeks of treatment, then consult your doctor. You need to store this drug at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light.
This drug may interact with certain medicines. You must consult your doctor or your pharmacist before using Hydergine if you take the following medicines: azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole etc.), macrolide antibiotics (troleandomycin, erythromycin, clarithromycin etc.), efavirenz, delavirdine, protease inhibitors (such as indinavir, saquinavir, ritonavir, amprenavir, nelfinavir etc.), telithromycin, or sibutramine. In addition to the above, this drug may also interact with certain other drugs. This is why it is essential that you tell your doctor about all the prescription-based, non-prescription, and herbal medications that you are taking in order to avoid any complications.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.