In this Article
- What other names is Ergot known by?
- What is Ergot?
- How does Ergot work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Ergot.
Special Precautions & Warnings:It is UNSAFE for anyone to use ergot, but some people have extra reasons not to use it:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use ergot. Ergot has many effects that can be harmful during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Don't use it.
Heart disease: Ergot can narrow blood vessels and make heart disease worse.
Kidney disease: People with kidney problems are not able to flush ergot out of their bodies well enough. This can cause ergo to build up, and that increases the risk of ergot poisoning.
Liver disease: People with liver problems are not able to remove ergot from their bodies well enough. This can cause ergo to build up, and that increases the risk of ergot poisoning.
Narrowing of the blood vessels that supply the legs and feet (peripheral vascular disease): Ergot can narrow blood vessels and make this condition worse.
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