Sermion [Nicergoline]


Sermion is a trade name of Nicergoline. Nicergoline is an ergot derivative that is used to treat vascular dementia.

The drug acts as an alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker, thus enhance cerebral blood flow and metabolism. Besides that, Nicergoline does have vasodilatory action on the other parts of the body and improve blood flow in upper and lower extremities.

You can read more about the therapeutic use of Sermion here

Dosage and administration

Recommended dosage is 5-10mg three times a day. For the treatment of vascular dementia, the dosage is 30mg twice daily.


Hypersensitivity to nicergoline, heavy bleeding, acute myocardial infarction, orthostatic [postural] hypotension, expressed bradycardia, pregnancy, lactation period, and children under 18 years old.

Possible side effects include:

  • Vertigo.
  • Hypotension.
  • Skin rash.
  • Drowsiness or insomnia.

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