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ergotamine FDA Alerts

The FDA Alert(s) below may be specifically about ergotamine or relate to a group or class of drugs which include ergotamine.

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Recent FDA Alert(s) for ergotamine

Ergotamine tartrate

Mar 2, 2007

Audience: Pharmacists, other healthcare professionals, consumers

[Posted 03/02/2007] FDA informed healthcare professionals and consumers that the Agency ordered twenty firms to stop marketing unapproved drug products containing ergotamine tartrate. Ergotamine tartrate products are used to treat vascular headaches, including migraines. Unapproved drugs pose real risks to the American public because they have not been subject to FDA review, and the safety, effectiveness, and quality of such products are unknown. This action does not affect FDA-approved products containing ergotamine. Consumers who are using ergotamine products and have questions or concerns are urged to contact their health care provider.

[March 01, 2007 – News Release – FDA]

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