- Ergotamine Tartrate
A vasoconstrictor found in ergot of Central Europe. It is an alpha-1 selective adrenergic agonist and is commonly used in the treatment of migraine disorders
reportedly: Soluble in about 70 parts methanol, 150 parts acetone, 300 parts alcohol; freely soluble in chloroform, pyridine, glacial acetic acid; moderately soluble in ethyl acetate; slightly soluble in benzene; almost insoluble in petroleum ether. Slightly soluble in water.
- Ergot Alkaloid
- serotonin agonist
- Non-Narcotic Analgesic
vasoconstrictor Vasoconstrictor agent; An agent that has an affinity for serotonin receptors and is able to mimic the effects of serotonin by stimulating the physiologic activity at the cell receptors. Serotonin agonists are used as antidepressants, anxiolytics, and in the treatment of migraine disorders. Drug precursor.