Ergotamine Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 7, 2022.
For the Consumer
Applies to ergotamine: oral tablets, rectal suppositories, sublingual tablets
Side effects include:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to ergotamine: compounding powder, sublingual tablet
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 and protease inhibitors concomitantly. A black box warning is now required labeling for these drugs.
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
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1. "Product Information. Ergomar (ergotamine)." Rosedale Therapeutics (2013):
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