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Information About Ergotamine

Uses of Ergotamine

Ergotamine is commonly used in the treatment of acute attack of migraine

How Ergotamine Works

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.

Side Effects of Ergotamine

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Weakness, Itching, Localised edema, Tingling of fingers and toes Transient tachycardia, Bradycardia, Numbness

Information Updated on : Mon Apr 05 2021 09:06:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Ergotamine Related Warnings

Alcohol Safe

There is no known interaction between Ergotamine with alcohol.

Pregnancy Not Safe - High Risk

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.

Lactation Not Advisable

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.

Driving Not advisable

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.

Kidney High Risk

Ergotamine is contraindicated in patients with renal impairment. Please consult your doctor.

Liver Use With Care

Ergotamine is contraindicated in patients with hepatic impairment. Please consult your doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions on Ergotamine

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