Out of 43 studies where herbal medicines were used as monotherapies, 37 reported that the herbal interventions exerted significantly greater effects than the conventional medicines (piracetam, aniracetam, hydergine, etc.) or placebos.
No difference in MMSE scores was identified between the Chinese herbal medicines and hydergine in 17 of the studies.
He was also prescribed Hydergine (which helped reduce symptoms briefly) at one point.
The patient had been treated with different psychotropic medications including antidepressants, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, propranolol, fentazine and hydergine. Some had little effect like hydergine, whilst others worsened symptoms, in particular antipsychotic medications.
One study compared HM with Piracetam + hydergine
and one study compared HM with Piracetam + vitamin E + respiratory stimulant Duxil (almitrine).
Use of hydergine
in the treatment of leprosy ulcers.
had no effects in Alzheimer's patients at 3 mg/day and did not meet benefit standards at 6 mg/day.
One of the first smart drugs available in this country was hydergine
, an extract of rye grain--more specifically a mold that grows on rye grain.
We use Prozac, Piracetam, Hydergine
, and Deprenyl to modify our psychology, enhance our concentration, and slow brain aging.
Thompson, et al (N Engl J Med 1990; 323:445-8) found that Hydergine
, the only drug currently FDA-approved for Alzheimer's, had no significant benefit in dementia, and may actually worsen dementia in a sub-set of patients.
Some contain imported drugs unapproved for use in this country, while others contain prescription drugs, such as ergoloid mesylates (brand name Hydergine
Ads may be correct when they say that these drugs enhance mental function four times better than the ineffective drug Hydergine
. But four times zero is still zero.