dihydroergotamine (generic name)
D.H.E. 45 (brand name)
It is used to treat migraine headaches with or without aura
(dye hye droe er GOT a meen)
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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.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for injection under the skin, into a muscle, or into a vein. You will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not use more than the maximum daily or weekly dose. This drug is not for daily use.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?This does not apply. Use this medicine only when you have a headache. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?Do not take this medicine with any of the following medicines:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol can increase drowsiness, dizziness and flushing. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):