Treats migraine headaches.
Our bottom line
Ergomar (ergotamine) has more side effects than other medicines used to treat migraines.
- Ergomar (ergotamine) works better than other medicines if your migraines last more than 2 days or if you have more frequent migraines.
- 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.
Ergomar (ergotamine) is an ergot alkaloid. It tightens the blood vessels in your brain to relieve the pain of your headaches.
What to expect when you take Ergomar (ergotamine) for Migraine headacheSkip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
Side effect rates for Ergomar (ergotamine)
Risks and Warnings for Ergomar (ergotamine)Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
- Higher risk if:
- › Macrolide antibiotics
- › Protease inhibitors
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you're taking antibiotics or medicines for HIV called protease inhibitors. Taking these medicines together with Ergomar (ergotamine) can dangerously increase the amount of Ergomar (ergotamine) in your body. It can severely tighten blood vessels to your heart or brain
This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.