Drug interactions between ergotamine and sumatriptan
Interactions between your drugs
ergotamine ↔ sumatriptan
Applies to:ergotamine and sumatriptan
Using SUMAtriptan together with ergotamine is not recommended. Combining these medications may have additive effects and cause excessive narrowing of blood vessels in the body. This can reduce blood flow to vital organs and increase the risk of rare but serious side effects such as high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and gangrene (death of tissues, usually in the arm or leg, that may require surgical amputation). You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, numbness or tingling, muscle pain or weakness, blue or purple discoloration of fingers or toes, pale or cold skin, chest pain or tightness, irregular heartbeat, severe headache, shortness of breath, blurred vision, confusion, and/or slurred speech during treatment with these medications. Do not take larger doses or use the drug more frequently than prescribed. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: ergotamine
Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels and effects of certain medications such as ergotamine. You may want to limit your consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with ergotamine. However, if you have been regularly consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice with ergotamine, do not alter the amounts of these products in your diet without first talking to your doctor or other healthcare professional. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. Orange juice is not expected to interact.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'ergot-like drugs' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'ergot-like drugs' category:
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'sympatholytics' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'sympatholytics' category:
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.