Ergot derivatives treat acromegaly, high prolactin, Parkinson's disease, diabetes type 2, hemorrhages, migraines, cluster headache, and dementia. They work by decreasing the amount of prolactin and hormones in the body to reduce symptoms.

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Prices for Popular Ergot Derivatives

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
cabergoline
36
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Cabergoline is used to treat high levels of prolactin. This is a hormone made by the body that affects things like the menstrual cycle, breast milk production, fertility, and sexual function. This medicine also treats high levels of prolactin caused by certain tumors.
Parlodel
(bromocriptine)
83
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BROMOCRIPTINE comes from a group of medicines called ergot alkaloids. This medicine is useful in treating menstrual and fertility problems and symptoms caused by certain cancers. It is also used to treat Parkinson's disease and people who have too much growth hormone.
Migranal
(dihydroergotamine mesylate)
509
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DIHYDROERGOTAMINE is part of a group of medicines called ergot alkaloids. It is used to treat migraine headaches with or without aura. It should not be used to prevent migraine headaches.
methylergonovine
101
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METHYLERGONOVINE is one of a group of medicines known as ergot alkaloids. It used to prevent or to treat excessive bleeding after child birth.
D.H.E. 45
(dihydroergotamine mesylate)
509
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DIHYDROERGOTAMINE is used to treat migraine headaches with or without aura. It should not be used to prevent migraine headaches.
Cycloset
416
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BROMOCRIPTINE is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.
Cafergot
(migergot)
596
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CAFFEINE; ERGOTAMINE is part of a group of medicines called ergot alkaloids. It is used to treat or prevent migraine and cluster headaches.
ergoloid mesylates
129
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ERGOLOID MESYLATES is part of a group of medicines called ergot alkaloids. It is used to treat memory loss or confusion.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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