ergotamine


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ergotamine

[ər′gäd·ə‚mēn]
(organic chemistry)
C33H35N5O5 An alkaloid found in the fungal parasite ergot; causes smooth muscles in peripheral blood vessels to constrict, limiting blood flow; used to treat migraine headaches.
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A new sensitive reaction for the ergot alkaloids, ergotamine, ergotoxine and ergotinine and its adaptations to the examination and colorimetric determination of ergot preparations.
In the present study, ergot alkaloids were produced from Penicillium commune and ergotamine and ergocriptine alkaloids were identified which can be used to cure migraine and to stop post partum bleedings.
Ergotamine treatment during pregnancy and a higher rate of low birth weight and preterm birth.
Dihydroergotamine (Migranol), an ergotamine derivative that is more effective and has fewer side effects than ergotamine.
Co-administration of cisapride, dofetilide, ergot alkaloids such as dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, ergometrine (ergonovine), and methylergometrine (methylergonovine); felodipine, levacetylmethadol (levomethadyl), lovastatin, methadone, oral midazolam, nisoldipine, pimozide, quinidine, simvastatin, and triazolam with ONMEL[TM] is contraindicated.
Important precautions Azithromycin may interact with other antibiotics, and also with blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin); migraine medications such as dihydroergotamine (Migranal) and ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot); and increase levels of digoxin (Lanoxin), which is used to treat heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
Shijiazhuang, China), ergotamine was provided from Shanghai Xingyi Pharmaceutical Co.
Among the predominant forms of alkaloids, tests by BIOMIN on batch samples of raw and finished feed ingredients found ergotamine and ergocristine to be among the most commonly occurring.
I was particularly taken with the effects of several fungi, which thrive in persistently cold, wet weather and which produced a toxic sclerotium, ergotamine, in rye that, when milled, baked and eaten, produced the disease known as St.
It is also used with ergotamine in the treatment of migraine and cluster headaches as well as to overcome the drowsiness caused by antihistamines.
The patient and her family denied having a surgical treatment so we decided to treat her with ergotamine and observe the patient regularly.
SYMPTOM RELIEF (ABORTIVE) Analgesics Aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Triptans Sumatriptan (Imitrex), zolmitriptan (Zomig), rizatriptan (Maxalt), almotriptan (Axert), and frovatriptan (Frova) Ergot-derivatives Ergotamine (Cafergot, Ercaf, Wigraine), dihydroergotamine (Migranal) PREVENTIVE MEDICINE Blood pressure/cardiac Beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers medications Tricyclic antidepressants Amitriptyline (Elavil), nortriptyline Pamelor) Anti-seizure medications Topiramate (Topamax), divalproex sodium (Depakote)