is an ergot derivative that causes uterine contractions and has been shown to effectively reduce blood loss at delivery.
The patient was diagnosed with TCM caused by previous CAG with ergonovine
provocation test and was admitted for close observation.
Within the sacs are millions of tiny black spores containing several alkaloids, including ergonovine
. Chemically known as lysergic acid, it is very similar structurally to a synthetic compound, d-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
Menstrual migraine and intermittent ergonovine
Keywords: Dang-Qui-Shao-Yao-San; PG[F.sub.2]; Ach; Ergonovine
; Propranolol; Oxytocin; KCl
The following DA antagonists were ineffective at [10.sup.-4] M: bulbocapine, butaclamol, ergonovine
, apomorphine, chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, pimozide, spiperone, and sulpiride (Table 3).
High levels of ergonovine
and lysergic acid amide in toxic Achnatherum inebrians accompany infection by an Acremonium-like endophytic fungus.
* methylergonovine (Methergine, a methyl derivative of ergonovine
) 0.2 mg by IM injection
Patient refused elective percutaneous coronary intervention and ergonovine
or acetylcholine provocation test for coronary vasospasm.
ergot: Spore-producing reproductive body of a fungus that infects grain crops; ergot contains lysergic acid and ergonovine
In another case series report (N = 40), (33) ergonovine
(0.2 mg 4 times daily, from day-1 to day +1 for 3 months) reduced the severity of attacks in 60% of participants, lessened the number of attacks in 15%, and had no effect in 35%.
Before the advent of triptans, ergot derivatives, including ergotamine tartrate, ergonovine
, and dihydroergotamine, were utilized as the treatment of first choice for moderate to severe migraine when simple analgesics did not satisfactorily relieve migraine headache or when they produced significant side effects. Ergot derivatives can be given perimenstrually as both acute and prophylactic treatment. In a series of clinical trials ergotamine tartrate was proven to be effective in migraineurs. It can be administered alone or in combination with caffeine.