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ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information


ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname


ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Ergotamine Tartrate (er-GOT-a-meen TAR-trate) Treats migraine or cluster headaches.Belongs to a class of drugs called ergot alkaloids.

When To Not Use ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant or have had an allergic reaction to ergotamine tartrate. Ergotamine should not be taken by patients with liver or kidney disease, heart disease, circulation problems, high blood pressure, or an infection of the blood.

How Should You Use ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • Take this medicine at the first sign of a migraine attack.
  • Place the tablet under your tongue and let it dissolve; do not chew or swallow the tablet.
  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke when the tablet is under your tongue.
  • You should not use more than 3 tablets in one day or more than 5 tablets in one week.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Follow your doctor's orders.

Proper ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol.

ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you become pregnant while taking this medicine.
  • Before you take this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are sick or have an infection.
  • While taking this medicine, you might become very sensitive to cold temperature. Dress warmly in cold weather and don't stay outside too long.

ERGOTAMINE TARTRATE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle pain in the arms or legs
  • Numbness and tingling of the fingers and toes
  • Severe itching and rash or hives
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild nausea and vomiting
  • Mild itching
  • Red or purple blisters on hands or feet

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