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  • n. Plural form of ergotamine.


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  • SSRIs and MAOIs should also be used sparingly with migraine medications called ergotamines, because these antidepressants can slow the speed at which ergotamines break down.

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  • Other treatments for acute migraine pain include the ergotamines, which because of their risks and adverse effects are now used less often than triptans.

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  • In addition, medications containing narcotics such as codeine and hydrocodone are often used to treat migraine pain during acute situations (often in urgent care settings) or when people can't tolerate triptans or ergotamines.

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