Dihydroergotamine (DHE) Injection 1mg/ml
Uses of Dihydroergotamine (DHE) Injection 1mg/ml
Dihydroergotamine (DHE) Injection 1mg/ml is a prescription medicine used to treat migraine and cluster headaches. It eases symptoms of migraine, such as throbbing headache, nausea, and sensitivity to sound and light. This medicine belongs to a group of drugs called ergot alkaloids. Dihydroergotamine narrows the blood vessels in the brain and stops the release of natural substances that trigger swelling in the brain.
Precautions and Warnings
Do not use Dihydroergotamine if you are hypersensitive to it. To ensure that it is safe to use, tell your healthcare professional if you have a history of the following conditions:
- Heart disease
- Angina (chest pain)
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
Dihydroergotamine comes in the form of an injectable solution with a strength of 1mg/ml. Since it is an injectable treatment, it is injected under the skin or into a muscle.
Administer a Dihydroergotamine injection as soon as you experience symptoms of headache or migraine. However, if you still experience headaches or migraine after the injection, you can administer another shot for a better remedy. Avoid using more than three shots of Dihydroergotamine injection.
Common side effects:
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