Ergotamine

What is Ergotamine?

An alkaloid from ergot, used to relieve migraine; it is a potent stimulant of smooth muscle, particularly of the blood vessels and the uterus, and produces adrenergic blockade (chiefly of the alpha receptors); hydrogenated ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, is less toxic and has fewer side effects. Also available as ergotamine tartrate.

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I take Avamigran (ergotamine/cafeine) for migraines. I have an awful migraine now but think I may be pregnant (home pregnancy test is positive,...

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Brief Answer:
You can take a triptan.

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

Ergotamine is not safe in pregnancy, and you should...

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I have recurrent migraines. They have diminished lately, but now come in clusters. I do not want to take triptans and analgesics too foten, but I...

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triggers and behaviour modification

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Hi. Thanks for coming to HealthCareMagic. I see that you are aware of the...

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Since the age of 13, ive suffered hemaplegic migraines. Yesterday i had a severe migraine attack and have not had one like this for several years...

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No new medication for this type of migraine.

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I read your question carefully and I am sorry about the symptoms you...

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Hi I am 54 yeas old and all my life I suffered from migraine. In the earlier years I was getting migraine few day before my period and it would...

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Dear Sir, i am 40 year old (male) and taking 1/2 tablet daily of vasograin since 15 yers back,but i am feeling some pain in my legs and also my...

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Hi Doctor,
I am suffering from Migraine since 10 years.
Initially i was using Novalgin, etc, but my doctor suggested to take Migranil tables after...

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