How it works
Common side effects
- If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
- If you have uncontrolled high blood pressure or suffer from heart, kidney or liver problems.
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
- If you are a smoker.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is ergotamine available or sold over the counter?
No. it is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter
Q. Is ergotamine a controlled substance/narcotic/addictive?
No it is not a controlled substance/addictive/narcotic. However, it is available only on prescription of a doctor
Q. Is ergotamine safe?
Ergotamine has numerous side-effects, some of which can be serious.
Q. Do Topamax (topiramate)/Imitrex (sumatriptan succinate)/ Maxalt (rizatritan benzoate)/Tremimet (sumatriptan and naproxen)/Zomig (zolmitriptan)/ sumariptan/amitriptyline contains ergotamine?
No, these drugs do not contain ergotamine
Q. Where does ergotamine come from?
Ergotamine is obtained from a fungus Claviceps purpurea and similar fungi.