ergotamine tartrate


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ergotamine tartrate

[ərgot′əmēn]
a vasoconstrictor that binds to several receptor populations (e.g., alpha-adrenergic, dopamine, serotonin) and, depending upon the receptor, can be an agonist or antagonist.
indications It is prescribed to abort or prevent vascular headaches such as migraines.
contraindications Pregnancy, peripheral vascular disease, infectious disease, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are vomiting, diarrhea, thirst, tingling of fingers and toes, and increased blood pressure. Fetal death may occur if it is used during pregnancy.

ergotamine tartrate

A white crystalline substance that stimulates smooth muscle of blood vessels and the uterus, inducing vasoconstriction and uterine contractions. It is used in the treatment of migraine. Trade names are Ergomar, Ergostat, and Gynergen.
See also: ergotamine

ergotamine tartrate

A drug that causes widened (dilated) arteries to narrow. It is thus useful in the treatment of MIGRAINE. Overdosage is dangerous. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Lingraine, Medihaler-ergotamine, and, formulated with other drugs, Cafergot and Migril.

ergotamine tartrate

(ur´got´əmēn tar´trāt),
n brand names: Ergomar, Ergostat;
drug class: α-adrenergic blocker;
action: constricts by direct action vascular smooth muscle in peripheral and cranial blood vessels, relaxes uterine muscle;
uses: vascular headache (migraine or histamine), cluster headache.
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Drugs containing ergotamine tartrate are used to treat vascular headaches, including migraines.
Ergomar is currently the only caffeine-free ergotamine tartrate product available in the U.
to provide an alternative to ergotamine tartrate for patients debilitated by the nausea and vomiting that commonly accompany a migraine attack.
take any of the following medicines: alfuzosin hydrochloride (Uroxatral) - carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro, Tegretol) - efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla) - ergot containing medicines including ergotamine tartrate (Cafergot, Migergot, Ergomar, Ergostat, Medihaler, Wigraine, Wigrettes), dihydroergotamine mesylate (D.
take any of the following medicines: alfuzosin hydrochloride (Uroxatral) -- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro, Tegretol) -- efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla) -- ergot-containing medicines, including ergotamine tartrate (Cafergot, Migergot, Ergomar, Ergostat, Medihaler, Wigraine, Wigrettes), dihydroergotamine mesylate (D.