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Patients should be advised that one Ergomar (ergotamine tartrate tablets) ® Sublingual Tablet should be taken at the first sign of a migraine headache. No more than 2 tablets should be taken for any single migraine attack. No more than 5 tablets should be taken during any 7-day period. Administration of Ergomar (ergotamine tartrate tablets) ® Sublingual Tablets should not exceed the dosing guidelines and should not be used for chronic daily administration (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION). Ergomar (ergotamine tartrate tablets) ® Sublingual Tablets should be used only for migraine headaches. It is not effective for other types of headaches and it lacks analgesic properties. Patients should be advised to report to the physician immediately any of the following: numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes, muscle pain in the arms and legs, weakness in the legs, pain in the chest or temporary speeding or slowing of the heart rate, swelling or itching.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/20/2009
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