Ergotamine

 

Brand: Ergomar

Application: headache – migraine

 

Pharmaceutical forms of ergotamine

  • Sublingual tablets

 

 

 

Ergotamine Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking ergotamine

Contraindications to ergotamine

Ergotamine use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of ergotamine on driving and working with machines

Ergotamine drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking ergotamine

Side effects of ergotamine

Overdose of ergotamine (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of ergotamine

 

 

 

Ergotamine Drug Information

Ergotamine is used to treat or prevent certain types of headaches (such as migraine and cluster headaches). Sometimes headache pain can be caused by dilated blood vessels in the head. Ergotamine narrows these dilated blood vessels (the cause of headaches) and helps relieve pain.

 

Dosage and method of taking ergotamine

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with ergotamine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of ergotamine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. This medicine is prescribed for short periods and you should use this medicine as soon as you see the symptoms of headache in yourself; If you wait for the headache symptoms to worsen, your pain relief with this medicine will be delayed.
  • Put ergotamine tablets under your tongue to melt in your mouth; Avoid chewing it.
  • Note that you should not take more than 3 pills a day or 5 pills in a 7-day period.
  • If you take ergotamine more than 10 days a month, your headache symptoms will get worse, do not use this medicine for a long time.

 

Contraindications to ergotamine

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of ergotamine and do not take it if it has expired.
  • Never give ergotamine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with ergotamine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Ergotamine use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. This medicine can have harmful effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of ergotamine on driving and working with machines

Ergotamine may make you dizzy or drowsy, so it is best to make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Ergotamine drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

If you are taking Triptan Migraine Medication, tell your doctor before taking ergotamine because the dose of the medication must be adjusted.

Some medications contain ingredients that can cause high blood pressure or heart rate. Tell your doctor or pharmacist all the medicines (especially colds and cough medicines, dietary supplements or headache painkillers) or caffeinated beverages (soft drinks, coffee and energy drinks) you are taking so that you can use your medicines safely. do.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking ergotamine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby or are breastfeeding your baby.
  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you or a family member has a history of tobacco (nicotine) or alcohol abuse.
  • If you have cardiovascular problems or an irregular heartbeat.
  • If you have ever had a heart attack or stroke.
  • If your blood pressure is high.
  • If your blood cholesterol is high.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of allergic reactions to drugs.

 

Side effects of ergotamine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Nausea
  • Vomit
  • Drowsiness or dizziness

Important Note: Ergotamine can sometimes cause serious side effects in some people. If you have such side effects, do not continue taking the medicine and see a doctor immediately:

  • Chest pain
  • Change in vision
  • Confusion
  • Speech disorder
  • Numbness of the fingers or toes
  • Weakness
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Symptoms of kidney failure
  • Irregular heartbeat

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to ergotamine use.

 

Overdose of ergotamine (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Call the emergency room right away if you notice symptoms such as nausea or vomiting, numbness of the hands or toes, chest pain, muscle pain or weakness, confusion or shortness of breath in yourself or someone else.

 

Storage conditions of ergotamine

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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