SYDOLIL is an antimigraine drug. The main active substances of the medication are ergotamine tartrate and caffeine.
How it works
Ergotamine has a vasoconstrictor effect. The effect of this component is accelerated by caffeine, which stimulates the cerebral cortex and promotes:
- increase in blood pressure (against a background of hypotension);
- an increase in heart rate;
- reduction of sleepiness and fatigue;
- improve performance (physical and mental).
Indications and contraindications
SYDOLIL ERGOTAMINE is indicated in case of migraines and arterial hypotension. The drug should not be taken by children under 12 years of age or persons who are allergic to its components.
Sydolil is taken with caution in the presence of:
- obliterating pathologies of peripheral vessels;
- frequent ventricular extrasystole;
- myocardial infarction.
Elderly people can take this drug only under the supervision of a doctor.
The digestive system may suffer from diarrhea or constipation while taking the drug. A person may vomit and throw up.
On the vascular and cardiac side, heart rate and BP may increase.
The most serious side effects are observed on the side of the NS: the person becomes agitated and anxious. Panic attacks may become more frequent. Fatigability increases, efficiency decreases. Sleepiness during the day is combined with insomnia at night.
There may also be:
- paresthesias in the arms or legs;
- cramped muscle contractions;
As a result of the abrupt withdrawal of the drug, the CNS braking is increasing.
With prolonged intake, an addictive behavior occurs. The person complains of weakness and tremors in the extremities. Sometimes Lerish syndrome develops, which is characterized by impaired sensitivity of the distal type. It is accompanied by severe pain sensations, absence of pulse in the legs, and sharp cyanosis.
Allergic reaction (observed rarely) is manifested by swelling of the face, eyes, and urticaria.
How to take Sydolil
Adults and adolescents over 12 years of age should take the drug during an acute headache. Dosage: 1-2 tablets. Then, within treatment of a migraine attack, it is taken for 7 days: 1 tablet 2-3 times/24 hours. Maximum daily dosage: 4 tablets.
After a week a break should be taken for 3-4 days and then, if necessary, it should be continued according to the same scheme and in the same dosage.
Signs of overdose
In overdose of Sydolil, the person is severely nauseated, the severity of adverse reactions increases. He becomes very lethargic, drowsy, fingers and toes go numb. In rare cases, epileptic seizures are observed.
To help the victim, it is necessary to urgently flush his stomach and give him 1 tablet of activated charcoal. If necessary, symptomatic therapy is carried out.
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