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Ergotrate Maleate Side Effects

Generic Name: ergonovine

Note: This document contains side effect information about ergonovine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ergotrate Maleate.

Applies to ergonovine: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral tablet


Cardiovascular side effects have included blood pressure elevation (sometimes extreme), chest pain, dizziness, myocardial infarction, ventricular arrhythmias, bradycardia, and peripheral vasospasm (itching of skin, pain in arms, pain in legs, pain in lower back, pale or cold hands or feet, and/or weakness in legs).[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal or stomach pain.[Ref]


Hypersensitivity side effects including allergic reactions (including shock) have occurred with ergonovine (the active ingredient contained in Ergotrate Maleate) [Ref]


General side effects have included unpleasant taste, tinnitus, sweating, uterine cramps, and nasal congestion.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache (mild and transient).[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included dyspnea.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Ergotrate Maleate (ergonovine)." Bedford, Bedford, OH.

Further information

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.