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Dihydroergotamine Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with dihydroergotamine:


Ergot alkaloids (applies to dihydroergotamine) vasospastic reactions

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Liver Disease, Shock, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Sepsis, Renal Dysfunction, Ischemic Heart Disease, Hypertension

The use of ergot alkaloids is contraindicated in patients with conditions predisposing them to vasospastic reactions, including, ischemic heart disease (angina, history of myocardial infarction, silent ischemia), peripheral vascular disease, sepsis, shock, vascular surgery, uncontrolled hypertension, and severely impaired hepatic or renal function. The vasoconstriction produced be ergot alkaloids may exacerbate these conditions. Ergot alkaloids may cause vasospastic reactions other than coronary artery vasospasm such as peripheral vascular reactions, and colonic ischemia, causing muscle pains, numbness, coldness, pallor, and cyanosis of the digits. In patients with compromised circulation, persistent vasospasm may result in gangrene or death. Nitroprusside and heparin have been used to treat ergotamine- induced severe vasoconstriction.


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Dihydroergotamine drug interactions

There are 288 drug interactions with dihydroergotamine

Dihydroergotamine alcohol/food interactions

There are 3 alcohol/food interactions with dihydroergotamine

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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