Sansert was made by Sandoz I believe and available in the US. It is no longer available in the US. May be available from Canada. Why is it no longer available in the US? Currently my wife is paying for a compound formulation of Sansert and it is costly and not always certain about it's effectiveness, since it is a compound. Thank you.
Methysergide, also known as Sansert, was widely used for migraine prevention for more than 50 years. While this drug is still available in Canada, it was removed from the U.S. market in 2003 because of complications related to extended use. Patients were at a high risk of developing retroperitoneal fibrosis, a disease that attacks the fibrous tissue in the retroperitoneum, the portion of the body containing the kidneys and renal tract. This is a slowly progressive disease and is also called chronic periaortitis when associated with an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
- Sansert Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sansert (detailed)
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