Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Nicergoline

Introduction

Name

  • Nicergoline

Class of drug

  • Alpha-adrenergic antagonist

Description

Chemical name

  • Bromo-5 pyridine carboxylate-3 of (methoxy-10 dimethyl-1.6 ergoline-8 B-methanol).

Uses

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Indications

  • Treatment of age related behavioral disorders.
  • Reportedly improves activity, enthusiasm and co-ordination.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Potentiates effects of other vasodilators.
    Do not use within 24 hours of alpha2 agonists eg xylazine Xylazine , medetomidine Medetomidine , romifidine.

Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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