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CAS number 113-15-5
Ergotamine is an ergopeptine and part of the
ergot family of alkaloids; it is structurally and biochemically
closely related to ergoline.
It possesses structural similarity to several neurotransmitters, and
has biological activity as a vasoconstrictor.
It is used medicinally for treatment of acute migraine attacks
(sometimes in combination with caffeine), and to induce childbirth
and prevent post-partum haemorrhage.
Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 113-15-5
ATC code N02CA02
Mol. mass 581.66 g/mol
This belongs to the group of medicines known as Ergot Alkaloids
Ergotamine is used to treat migraine headaches and some other types
of throbbing headaches.
Research has shown that migraine can be caused by the swelling of
blood vessels around the brain. Ergotamine eases the pain associated
with migraine by narrowing these blood vessels.
Ergotamine is available combined with caffeine or other ingredients,
in tablet and suppository form.
Ergotamine is in a group of drugs called ergot alkaloids (ER-got
AL-ka-loids). It works by narrowing the blood vessels around the
brain. Ergotamine also affects blood flow patterns that are
associated with certain types of headaches.
Ergotamine is used to treat a migraine type headache.
This medication will only treat a headache that has already begun.
It will not prevent migraine headaches or reduce the number of
Ergotamine should not be used to treat common tension headaches or
any headache that seems to be different from your ususal migraine
How to store Ergotamine
Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light and heat.
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