Compare Axert vs. ergotamine

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

Axert
(almotriptan)

Ergomar
(ergotamine)

Coming soon.Treats migraine headaches. Ergomar (ergotamine) has more side effects than other medicines used to treat migraines.
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Side effects
Axertergotamine

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How it works
Axertergotamine
Coming soon.Ergomar (ergotamine) is an ergot alkaloid. It tightens the blood vessels in your brain to relieve the pain of your headaches.
Type of medication
Axertergotamine
Prescription only
Available as
Axertergotamine
  • Pill
  • Dissolving pill
Used for
Axertergotamine
  • Migraine Acute
Risk factors for serious side effects
Axertergotamine
    Coming soon.
    • Macrolide antibiotics
    • Protease inhibitors
    • Taking Ergomar (ergotamine) more than the recommended amount daily or weekly
    • Taking Ergomar (ergotamine) regularly for months
    Detailed Ergomar (ergotamine) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    Upsides and benefits
    Axertergotamine
    Coming soon
    • Ergomar (ergotamine) works better than other medicines if your migraines last more than 2 days or if you have more frequent migraines.
    Downsides and risks
    Axertergotamine
    Coming soon
    • 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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Axertergotamine
    Coming soon
    • Avoid if you're pregnant or think you may be pregnant since it can harm the fetus.
    • Take as soon as you feel the migraine coming on.
    • You may be more sensitive to cold since Ergomar (ergotamine) affects the circulation of your blood. Dress warmly.
    • Don't use Ergomar (ergotamine) excessively. The most you can take is 3 tablets per day or 5 tablets per week.
    • Don't use with triptans if you're taking Ergomar (ergotamine).
    • Talk to your doctor if you have heart disease or blood vessel problems before starting Ergomar (ergotamine).
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