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an ergot alkaloid preparation with psychotropic actions but lacking significant vasoconstrictor or vasodilator effects.
indications It is occasionally prescribed in the treatment of symptomatic age-related decline in mental capacity with an unknown cause, as in senile dementia, but its efficacy is not well established.
contraindications Psychosis or known sensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse effects are sublingual irritation, transient nausea, and gastric disturbance.
ergoloid mesylateAlternative pharmacology
Any of a family of agents used in mainstream medicine to treat migraines. Some alternative medical doctors believe the ergoloid mesylates may be used to reverse age-associated mental impairment related to free radical damage, deposition of lipofuscin and reduced flow of oxygen caused by vasospasm, and have recommended their use for certain “off-label” applications, such as improving memory, treating depression, decreased motor skills and other forms of age-associated mental impairment.