Dihydroergotamine Solution For Injection 1Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Dihydroergotamine: Solution for injection (1mg)

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Dihydroergotamine 1mg/ml Inj
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Dihydroergotamine 1mg/ml Inj

What is this Medicine?

DIHYDROERGOTAMINE (dye hye droe er GOT a meen) is used to treat migraine headaches with or without aura. It should not be used to prevent migraine headaches.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : DHE 45: Solution for injection (1mg)
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Dihydroergotamine: Solution for injection(1mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Dihydroergotamine Mesylate 1mg/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 005740850
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Migraine, Cluster Headache

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Orthostatic Hypotension, Orthostatic Hypotension Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Do not refrigerate
Store below 77 degrees F
Protect from freezing
Dihydroergotamine Mesylate 1mg/ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Dihydroergotamine Mesylate 1mg/ml Solution for Injection

Hives Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Hyperkinesis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Yawning Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Muscle Twitches Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Extra Saliva Production Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Migraine Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Vocal Cords Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hiccups Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Elated Mood Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dystonic Reaction Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Diaphoresis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Confusion Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Red Spotted Rash Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Muscle Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hot Flashes Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Dihydroergotamine Mesylate 1mg/ml Solution for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Dihydroergotamine Mesylate 1mg/ml Solution for Injection(Dihydroergotamine Mesylate)
Tobacco and Ergot Alkaloids(Dihydroergotamine Mesylate)
It is recommended to avoid nicotine (examples: Nicotine patches or gum) and tobacco while taking any Ergot-type medications. Side effects from Ergot Alkaloids may get worse if you take Nicotine or if you smoke tobacco. Side effects might include anxiety, chest pain, numbness in the fingers or toes, tingling, or vision changes.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Dihydroergotamine Mesylate 1mg/ml Solution for Injection(Dihydroergotamine Mesylate)
Grapefruit juice and Dihydroergotamine Mesylate(Dihydroergotamine Mesylate)
Taking grapefruit juice with Dihydroergotamine might increase the risk of nausea, nervousness, chest pain, high blood pressure, palpitations, or other serious side effects, like pain, numbness or reduced circulation to the hands, feet or legs.Use caution by not changing the amount of grapefruit juice you drink while taking Dihydroergotamine.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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