Ergomar Side Effects
Generic Name: ergotamine
Note: This document contains side effect information about ergotamine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ergomar.
For the Consumer
Applies to ergotamine: oral tablets, rectal suppositories, sublingual tablets
Side effects include:
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, numbness and tingling of the fingers and toes, muscle pain in the extremities, weakness in the legs.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to ergotamine: compounding powder, sublingual tablet
The most commonly reported adverse effects have included nausea and vomiting.[Ref]
Serious vasoconstrictive have occurred, more commonly with long-term therapy at relatively high doses, however, they have been reported with short-term or normal doses.
Reports of cerebral ischemia, including 1 death, have been reported for patients receiving ergotamine (the active ingredient contained in Ergomar) and protease inhibitors concomitantly. A black box warning is now required labeling for these drugs.
Frequency not reported: Ischemia, cyanosis, absence of pulse, cold extremities, precordial distress, EKG changes, gangrene, transient tachycardia, bradycardia, hypertension
Rare (less than 0.1%): Cerebral ischemia
Frequency not reported: Paresthesias, numbness, weakness
Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting
Frequency not reported: Musculoskeletal aches, pains, and cramps
Frequency not reported: Vertigo
Frequency not reported: Localized edema, itching
1. "Product Information. Ergomar (ergotamine)." Rosedale Therapeutics, Bristol, TN.
Some side effects of Ergomar may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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