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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Ergot Derivatives
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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Ergot Derivatives

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
cabergoline
73
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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)
88
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BROMOCRIPTINE is used to treat high levels of prolactin. This medicine is useful in treating menstrual and fertility problems or certain types of tumors. It is used to treat acromegaly, a condition where the body makes too much growth hormone. This medicine may also be used to treat Parkinson's disease.
Migranal
(dihydroergotamine mesylate)
1,013
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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.
D.H.E. 45
(dihydroergotamine mesylate)
1,013
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DIHYDROERGOTAMINE is used to treat migraine headaches with or without aura. It should not be used to prevent migraine headaches.
Methergine
(methylergonovine)
154
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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.
Cycloset
130
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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.
ergotamine / caffeine
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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.
Migergot
1,768
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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.
Cafergot
327
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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.
Ergomar
1,165
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ERGOTAMINE is part of a group of medicines known as ergot alkaloids. It is used to treat vascular headaches or migraines.
ergoloid mesylates
104
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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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