- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Food Interactions
- 11 Technical Classification
- 12 Storage Conditions
- 13 Available Alternatives
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OverviewERGOTAMINE is a Schedule H drug.
Ergotamine is in a group of drugs called ergot alkaloids.It works by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain. Ergotamine also affects blood flow patterns that are associated with certain types of headaches.Ergotamine is used to treat a migraine type headache.This medication will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent migraine headaches or reduce the number of attacks.Ergotamine should not be used to treat common tension headaches or any headache that seems to be different from your usual migraine headaches.Ergotamine is used in acute attack of migraine and Raynaud’s disease.Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Ergotamine works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thereby relieving the migraine headaches.
UsageERGOTAMINE is generally used to treat: Migraine, Raynaud’s Disease Phenomenon, Cluster Headache, Postpartum Hemorrage
ERGOTAMINE can address symptoms like: Head Headache
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Dangerous – Studies indicate Human-Fetal Risk
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: Oral
- Do not take ergotamine and consult your doctor:
- If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
- If you have uncontrolled high blood pressure or suffer from heart, kidney or liver problems.
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.If you are a smoker.
- Ergotamine can cause drowsiness and anxiety (trembling, sweating) therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.
- Using certain medications together with ergotamine can cause even greater decreases in blood flow than ergotamine used alone, which can lead to dangerous side effects.
- Do not take ergotamine if you are also using any of the following medications:conivaptan (Vaprisol), imatinib (Gleevec), isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis), or nefazodone (an antidepressant);diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Solareze);clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or telithromycin (Ketek); clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), or voriconazole (Vfend); heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac), nicardipine (Cardene), quinidine (Quin-G), or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan); orHIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase), or ritonavir (Norvir).
Symptoms of OverdosageERGOTAMINE over-dosage can result in: Nausea, Vomit, Chest Pain, Fingers Tingling, Weakness (generalized)
Common Side-EffectsERGOTAMINE : Muscle Pain, Dizziness, Spinning Sensation, Nausea, Vomit, Weakness (generalized), Restless Or Irritability, Difficulty Sleeping
Serious Side-EffectsERGOTAMINE : Blood Pressure, High, Anxiety, Seizure, Sudden Numbness Or Weakness On One Side Of Body, Head Headache, Confusion, Slurred Speech, Eyes Blurred Vision, Loss Of Balance, Irregular Heartbeat, Legs Weakness, Abdomen Pain, Decreased Urination, Fingers Blue Colored Skin
Rare Side-EffectsERGOTAMINE : Acute Liver Failure, Acute Kidney Failure
- Nicotine may increase the effects of ergotamine in narrowing the blood vessels and decreasing blood flow.
- A severe decrease in blood flow to the brain and other parts of the body can lead to dangerous side effects.
- Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels and effects of certain medications such as ergotamine.
- You may want to limit your consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with ergotamine
Technical ClassificationERGOTAMINE is categorized as: ANTIMIGRAINE AGENTS / ANALGESICS / CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with ERGOTAMINE as Ingredient
|ERGACAP 214MG CAP||ERGOTAMINE 214.0 MG|
|ERGOTAB CAP||ERGOTAMINE 150.0 MG|
|MIGRANIL EC 100MG/1MG/250MG/10MG TAB||PARACETAMOL 250.0 MG, CAFFEINE 100.0 MG, BELLADONNA DRY EXTRACT 10.0 MG, ERGOTAMINE 1.0 MG|
|MIGRANIL TAB||PARACETAMOL 250.0 MG, CAFFEINE 100.0 MG, BELLADONNA DRY EXTRACT 10.0 MG, ERGOTAMINE 1.0 MG|
|NT GRAIN TAB||PARACETAMOL 250.0 MG, CAFFEINE 100.0 MG, PROCHLORPERAZINE 2.5 MG, ERGOTAMINE 1.0 MG|
|VASOGRAIN TAB||PARACETAMOL 250 MG, CAFFEINE 100 MG, PROCHLORPERAZINE 2.5 MG, ERGOTAMINE 1 MG|