Ergotamine Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Migraine

Initial dose: 2 mg under the tongue given as quickly as possible after the first symptom of headache.

Another 2 mg tablet may be taken at 30 minute intervals if necessary, but dosage must not exceed three tablets in any 24-hour period. Total weekly dosage should not exceed five tablets (10 mg). Ergotamine sublingual tablets should not be used for chronic daily administration.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Ergotamine is contraindicated in patients with impaired renal function.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Ergotamine is contraindicated in patients with impaired hepatic function.

Precautions

Consult WARNINGS section for dosing related precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available: Contraindicated in renal impairment.

Other Comments

Ergotamine sublingual tablets should be used only for migraine headaches. Patients should be advised to report to the physician immediately any numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes, muscle pain in the arms and legs, weakness in the legs, pain in the chest or temporary speeding or slowing of the heart rate, swelling or itching.

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