Ergotrate Side Effects
Generic name: ergonovine
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 19, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about ergonovine. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ergotrate.
Applies to ergonovine: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral tablet.
Administration of correct dose to carefully selected patients who are closely monitored, yields little risk of serious adverse systemic effects; however, IV administration may produce serious adverse effects if the injections are not diluted and administered slowly.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Gangrene, coronary artery vasospasm, peripheral vasospasm, hypotension, hypertension, thrombophlebitis, myocardial infarction (single case report), ventricular arrhythmias, transient chest pain, palpitation, bradycardia, vasoconstriction
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Mesenteric ischemia and large bowel infarction (single case report)
Frequency not reported: Allergic phenomena (including shock, hypertension, chest pain, palpitation, dyspnea, and bradycardia), anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reaction
Frequency not reported: Clinical exacerbations of porphyria, water intoxication
Frequency not reported: Sweating, diaphoresis, skin rashes
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Unmasking of myasthenia gravis (single case report)
Frequency not reported: Leg cramps
Postmarketing reports: Muscle spasm
Postmarketing reports: Eye movement disorder
Frequency not reported: Hallucinations
Frequency not reported: Hematuria
Frequency not reported: Abnormal liver function test
Postmarketing reports: Increased blood creatine
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