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Ergotamine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ergotamine is also known as: Ergomar

Ergotamine Pregnancy Warnings

Contraindicated in pregnancy due to oxytocic effects which are maximal in the third trimester. Prolonged vasoconstriction of uterine vessels with increased myometrial tone may lead to reduced myometrial and placental blood flow and contribute to fetal growth retardation seen in animal studies.

FDA pregnancy category X. Use of ergotamine is contraindicated.

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Ergotamine Breastfeeding Warnings

A decision should be made to discontinue breast-feeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. Excreted into human milk: Yes May cause symptoms of vomiting diarrhea, weak pulse and unstable blood pressure in nursing infants.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Bellergal-S (ergotamine)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
  2. Raymond GV "Teratogen update: ergot and ergotamine." Teratology 51 (1995): 344-7
  3. "Product Information. Ergomar (ergotamine)." Rosedale Therapeutics, Bristol, TN.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Roberts RJ, Blumer JL, Gorman RL, et al "American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs: Transfer of drugs and other chemicals into human milk." Pediatrics 84 (1989): 924-36
  2. "Product Information. Bellergal-S (ergotamine)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
  3. "Product Information. Ergomar (ergotamine)." Rosedale Therapeutics, Bristol, TN.

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