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Ergomar Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ergotamine (Ergomar)?
- What are the possible side effects of ergotamine (Ergomar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ergotamine (Ergomar)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ergotamine (Ergomar)?
- How should I take ergotamine (Ergomar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ergomar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ergomar)?
- What should I avoid while taking ergotamine (Ergomar)?
- What other drugs will affect ergotamine (Ergomar)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ergomar)?
Since ergotamine is taken only when needed, you are not likely to miss a dose.
Do not take more than 3 ergotamine tablets per day or more than 5 tablets per week.
What happens if I overdose (Ergomar)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of ergotamine can be fatal.
Overdose can cause vomiting, confusion, drowsiness, weak pulses in your arms and legs, numbness and tingling or pain in your hands or feet, blue-colored fingers or toes, fainting, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking ergotamine (Ergomar)?
Do not take ergotamine within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine, including:
- dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), caffeine and ergotamine (Cafergot, Ercaf, Wigraine), ergonovine (Ergotrate), methylergonovine (Methergine), methysergide (Sansert); or
- almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), sumatriptan (Imitrex), rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT), or zolmitriptan (Zomig).
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with ergotamine and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
What other drugs will affect ergotamine (Ergomar)?
Many drugs can interact with ergotamine. Below is just a partial list. Talk with your doctor before taking ergotamine if you are also taking:
- birth control pills;
- zileuton (Zyflo);
- cold or allergy medications;
- nicotine (Nicoderm, Nicorette);
- diet pills, stimulants, or medication to treat ADHD (such as Ritalin or Adderall);
- an antidepressant such as fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), nefazodone (Serzone), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), and others;
- an antibiotic such as metronidazole (Flagyl);
- clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), fluconazole (Diflucan), or other antifungal medication;
- nitroglycerin or other nitrate medicines such as isosorbide (Isordil, Dilatrate, Imdur, Monoket); or
- heart or blood pressure medication such as atenolol (Tenormin), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ergotamine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ergotamine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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