Compare Axert vs. ergotamine

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats migraine headaches.

Ergomar (ergotamine) has more side effects than other medicines used to treat migraines.

Upsides
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  • Ergomar (ergotamine) works better than other medicines if your migraines last more than 2 days or if you have more frequent migraines.
Downsides
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  • Harmful to the fetus so avoid if you're pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
  • Doesn't prevent migraines from happening. It can only relieve them.
  • Excessive use can be dangerous and result in rebound headaches. Talk to your doctor if your headaches are worse and occurring more frequently.
  • May not be right for you if you have high blood pressure or had a heart attack.
Used for
  • Migraine (Acute)
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Dissolving pill
Price
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Side effects
The Axert (Almotriptan) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Ergomar (ergotamine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Drug interactions
    • Macrolide antibiotics
    • Protease inhibitors
  • Lowered blood flow
    • Taking Ergomar (ergotamine) more than the recommended amount daily or weekly
  • Dependency and withdrawal
    • Taking Ergomar (ergotamine) regularly for months
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