ergotamine


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ergotamine

 [er-got´ah-min]
an alkaloid derived from ergot, used as the tartrate salt in treatment of migraine and cluster headaches; administered orally, sublingually, rectally, or by oral inhalation.

er·got·a·mine

(er-got'ă-mēn),
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.

ergotamine

/er·got·amine/ (er-got´ah-min) an alkaloid of ergot; the tartrate salt is used for relief of migraine and cluster headaches.

ergotamine

(ûr-gŏt′ə-mēn′, -mĭn)
n.
A crystalline alkaloid, C33H35N5O5, derived from ergot that induces vasoconstriction and is used especially in treating migraine.

er·got·a·mine

(er-got'ă-mēn)
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.

Ergotamine

A drug used to prevent or treat migraine headaches. This can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and convulsions in infants.
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ergotamine

; Migril ergot alkaloid used for short-term migraine or cluster headache treatment; it contraindicates concomitant use of some antifungal preparations, certain antiviral reparations, some antimicrobials, serotonin (5-HT1) agonists and cimetidine

er·got·a·mine

(er-got'ă-mēn)
An alkaloid from ergot, used to relieve migraine.

ergotamine

an alkaloid derived from rye ergot; the tartrate is used as an oxytocic.
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