ergotamine tartrate


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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.
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Treves TA, Streiffler M, Korczyn AD: Naproxen sodium versus ergotamine tartrate in the treatment of acute migraine attacks.
All antibodies had similar affinity to ergonovine, ergonovine maleate, ergovaline, and ergotamine tartrate. Antibodies from cell line 9D1 had [10.sup.3] greater affinity to ergocryptine than those from 15F3 or 9A12, but had similar affinity to brome-ergocryptine as 9A12.
"But as the disability increases, you're more apt to target right away using a specific agent, whether it's a triptan or a dihydroergotamine or ergotamine tartrate, and in the upper stages you need to consider placing the patient on prophylactic therapy as well," Dr.
Because ergotamine tartrate and dihydroergotamine (DHE) can cause nausea and vomiting, they may be combined with anti-nausea drugs.