Dihydroergotamine Mesylate Side Effects
What should I watch for?
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.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Less common or rare
feeling of heaviness in chest
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
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Burning or tingling sensation, dryness, soreness, or pain in the nose
change in sense of taste
nausea and or vomiting
runny and or stuffy nose
sudden sweatings and feelings of warmth
sensation of burning, warmth, or heat
unexplained nose bleeds
unusual tiredness or weakness
cold clammy skin
congestion in chest
dizziness or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
increased watering of eyes
increased watering of the mouth
pinpoint red spots on skin
red or irritated eyes
ringing or buzzing in ears
swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
trembling or shaking of hands or feet
trouble in sleeping
unusual feeling of well being
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.