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  • n  an alkaloid derived from ergot that is less toxic than ergot; causes constriction of blood vessels and is used to treat migraine

  • Ergotamine and dihydroergotamine (DHE) are doubly effective.
  • When such simple remedies as aspirin fail, the standard treatment has been shots of ergotamine tartrate (Gynergen).
  • The two doctors recommended injections of ergotamine tartrate as soon as the headache starts.

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