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General Information on Ergotamine Sublingual

Generic Name : Ergotamine Sublingual

Pronunciation : er-GOT-a-meen

Latest prescription information about Ergotamine Sublingual. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ergotamine Sublingual

Why is Ergotamine Sublingual Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an ergot derivative, prescribed for migraine headache with or without aura.  It narrows blood vessels in the brain.

When should Ergotamine Sublingual not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who are taking CYP 3A4 inhibitors.

What is the dosage of Ergotamine Sublingual?

PO- 2mg of ergotamine tartrate (2 tablets) initially.

How should Ergotamine Sublingual be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, to be placed under the tongue.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ergotamine Sublingual?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney problems, heart problems, lung problems, high cholesterol, or diabetes, poor blood circulation, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Ergotamine Sublingual?

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea and vomiting.
   Central Nervous System : Tingling, numbness, weakness and vertigo.
   Skin : Localized edema and itching.
   Heart : Fast heart rate or slow heart rate and high blood pressure.

What are the other precautions for Ergotamine Sublingual?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ergotamine Sublingual?

Store at 20- 25C.


Schedule : H

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