- Brand: Menarini
- Product Code: MNRN_AVMG
- Availability: In Stock
Contains 2 active ingredients, Ergotamine Tartrate 1 mg & Caffeine 100 mg.
Ergotamine is a type of medicine called an ergot alkaloid. It is used in the treatment of migraines.
Although the cause of migraine attacks is not fully understood, it is thought that widening of blood vessels in the brain causes the throbbing pain of migraine headaches. Ergotamine relieves this pain by causing the blood vessels in the brain to narrow.
Ergotamine works by stimulating receptors called serotonin (or 5HT) receptors that are found in the brain. A natural substance called serotonin normally acts on these receptors, causing blood vessels in the brain to narrow. Ergotamine mimics this action of serotonin by directly stimulating the serotonin receptors in the brain. This narrows the blood vessels and so relieves the pain of migraine headaches.
Ergotamine also acts on other types of receptors found on the walls of blood vessels, called alpha receptors. This also causes the blood vessels to narrow.
Caffeine is also included in this medicine to help enhance the effect of ergotamine.
What is it used for?
- Relieving migraine attacks.
- Vascular headache
English instruction leaflet inside the box
Size : 10 tablets/box