Methysergide not suitable for breastfeeding or pregnant women

Methysergide is a migraine drug that is used primarily to treat vascular constriction in the head therefore helping to reduce the severity of headaches although it is not known exactly how the drug works. It is thought that methysergide helps to narrow the arteries and veins that deliver blood to the brain helping to relieve painful side effects of migraines.

Each dose is should be taken with a full glass of water or with milk to prevent upsetting your stomach. It is a highly effective drug that cannot be taken for longer than six months at which point it cannot be used for a three to four week period.

For some people methysergide can cause serious side effects that need to be addressed immediately by a doctor. If you experience chest pain, leg cramps, hip pain, coldness, shortness of breath, pain in the extremities, or numbness it is important to notify a doctor.

Due to the strong nature of the drug, it should not be used or should be used in small doses with a doctor’s supervision in those that have arteriosclerosis, heart disease, COPD, asthma, high blood pressure, liver disease, infection, collagen disease or any type of lung disease.

Methysergide can cause side effects such as rebound headache if it is abruptly stopper, therefore the dosage should be slowly lowered when treatment comes to an end. It should be stored at room temperature and kept away from heat and moisture.

It should not be used in those that are pregnant or breastfeeding as it can cause birth defects and cause a newborn infant to vomit as it passes through the breast milk.

Some people report weight gain with regular doses of methysergide so it is important to maintain a healthy exercise plan and diet while taking the drug in order to prevent unhealthy weight gain.

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