Ergotamine

Ergotamine treats migraine headaches. For best results, take it at the first sign of a migraine. Do not take more than recommended daily and weekly amounts as this may result in rebound headaches.

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Uses of Ergotamine

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Ergotamine is used in the treatment of:

  • Cluster Headache

Ergotamine is used in the prevention of:

  • Postpartum Hemorrhage

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Ergotamine Brand Names

Ergotamine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Ergotamine Drug Class

Ergotamine is part of the drug class:

Ergotamine Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • AMPRENAVIR/ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE
  • AZITHROMYCIN/ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE
  • CLARITHROMYCIN/ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE
  • CYCLOSPORINE/ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE
  • DELAVIRDINE MESYLATE/ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE
  • DIRITHROMYCIN/ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE
  • EFAVIRENZ/ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/ERYTHROMYCIN
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/FENFLURAMINE
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/FOSAMPRENAVIR
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/INDINAVIR SULFATE
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/ITRACONAZOLE
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/KETOCONAZOLE
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/LOPINAVIR
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/NARATRIPTAN HYDROCHLORIDE
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/NELFINAVIR MESYLATE
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/NITROGLYCERIN
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/OLEANDOMYCIN (AS TROLEANDOMYCIN)
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/PROPRANOLOL
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/RITONAVIR
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/RIZATRIPTAN
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/SAQUINAVIR
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/SUMATRIPTAN
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/TACROLIMUS
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/VORICONAZOLE
  • ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE/ZOLMITRIPTAN

This is not a complete list of Ergotaminedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Ergotamine and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Ergotamine falls into category X:

It has been shown that women taking Ergotamine during pregnancy may have babies with problems. There are no situations where the benefits of the medication for the mother outweigh the risks of harm to the baby. These medicines should never be used by pregnant women.

Ergotamine Dosage

Take ergotamine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Ergotamine dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Ergotamine is available in the following doses:

  • Ergotamine 2 Mg Sublingual Tablet
  • Ergotamine Compounding Powder

Forms of Medication

Ergotamine is available in the following forms:

  • Extended Release Tablet
  • Inhalant Solution
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Tablet
  • Rectal Suppository
  • Sublingual Tablet