Last update Oct. 16, 2006

Dihydroergocristine Mesilate

Very High Risk

Very unsafe. Contraindicated. Use of an alternative or cessation of breastfeeding. Read the Comment.

Ergot-derivative alkaloid with an inhibiting effect on prolactin and dopamine release, used for treatment of brain vascular insufficiency and senile dementia. It may suppress lactation by inhibiting prolactin release.

Nonessential drug.


We do not have alternatives for Dihydroergocristine Mesilate.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

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Dihydroergocristine Mesilate belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Dihydroergocristine Mesilate in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 708 daltons


  1. [No authors listed] Do not use drugs to prevent onset of lactation. Relieve the discomfort and wait. Prescrire Int. 2013 Abstract

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