Dihydroergotamine is an ergot medicine. It works by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain.

Dihydroergotamine nasal is used to a treat migraine headache attack.

Dihydroergotamine nasal will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks.

Dihydroergotamine nasal should not be used to treat common tension headaches or any headache that seems to be different from your usual migraine headaches.

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  • Migranal
  • Less common or rare
    Chest pain
    cough, fever, sneezing, or sore throat
    feeling of heaviness in chest
    irregular heartbeat
    itching of the skin
    numbness and tingling of face, fingers, or toes
    pain in arms, legs, or lower back
    pain in back, chest or left arm
    pale bluish-colored or cold hands or feet
    shortness of breath or troubled breathing
    weak or absent pulses in legs
    Symptoms of overdose
    Confusion
    convulsions (seizures)
    delirium
    dizziness
    headaches
    nausea and/or vomiting
    numbness, tingling, and/or pain in the legs or arms
    shortness of breath
    stomach pain
    Some of the side effects that can occur with dihydroergotamine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Burning or tingling sensation, dryness, soreness, or pain in the nose
    change in sense of taste
    diarrhea
    dizziness
    dry mouth
    fatigue
    headache
    increased sweating
    nausea and or vomiting
    muscle stiffness
    runny and or stuffy nose
    sudden sweatings and feelings of warmth
    sensation of burning, warmth, or heat
    sore throat
    sleepiness
    unexplained nose bleeds
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Less common
    Anxiety
    blurred vision
    cold clammy skin
    confusion
    congestion in chest
    cough
    decreased appetite
    depression
    difficulty swallowing
    dizziness or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
    ear pain
    eye pain
    fever
    heartburn
    increased watering of eyes
    increased watering of the mouth
    increased yawning
    muscle weakness
    nervousness
    pinpoint red spots on skin
    pounding heartbeat
    red or irritated eyes
    ringing or buzzing in ears
    skin rash
    stomach pain
    sudden fainting
    swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
    trembling or shaking of hands or feet
    trouble in sleeping
    unusual feeling of well being
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