Ergotamine is commonly used in the treatment of acute attack of migraine
Ergotamine works by exhibiting vasoconstrictive effects on the peripheral and cranial blood vessels producing central vasomotor centre depression. Besides that, it also affects the serotonin receptors by acting as a partial agonist.
Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Weakness, Itching, Localised edema, Tingling of fingers and toes Transient tachycardia, Bradycardia, Numbness
There is no known interaction between Ergotamine with alcohol.
Ergotamine is unsafe to use during pregnancy. Both animal and human studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus. This medicine is strictly prohibited in pregnancy. Use of Ergotamine should be started only after pregnancy has been excluded.
Ergotamine is shown to be excreted in breast milk. It is not advisable for women to breastfeed while consuming Ergotamine because of its potential adverse drug effects on infants.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Ergotamine may cause side effects such as sedation which could affect the ability to concentrate and drive.
Ergotamine is contraindicated in patients with renal impairment. Please consult your doctor.
Ergotamine is contraindicated in patients with hepatic impairment. Please consult your doctor.