Ergomar Cluster Headache Prescription Sublingual Medicine

Sublingual Treatment for Migraine & Cluster Headaches

Abort or prevent vascular headaches such as migraine, migraine variants, or so called "histaminic cephalagia".

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Why Ergomar?

The Only FDA Approved Sublingulal Treatment

Ergomar® (Ergotamine) is an ergot medication that treats certain types of headaches, including cluster headaches and migraines by tightening blood vessels and calming certain parts of the brain to relieve headache pain.

Dosing and Administration
Dosing & Administration

Ergomar® should be placed under the tongue at the start of an attack or after an attack has started

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Eligible commerically insured patients may pay as little as $10* for their Ergomar® prescription.

How Ergomar Works
How Ergomar® Works

Ergomar® is an alpha adrenergic blocking agent that has a rapid onset of action helping to narrow blood vessels.

Dosing & Administration

How to Administer

One 2mg tablet of Ergomar® should be placed under the tongue at the first sign of an attack or after an attack has started, to relieve symptoms. Patients should take:

  • 1 tablet every 30 minutes as needed
  • 3 tablets per day maximum
  • 5 tablets per week maximum

Ergomar® is not for daily use

Dosage and Administration Information

Prescribing Ergomar®

Ergomar® is easy to prescribe and provides considerable patient savings to eligible commercially insured patients

Patients may pay as little as $10* for Ergomar®

The Ergomar® Savings Program offers eligible patients up to $400 savings on a month supply of Ergomar® (up to 20 tablets per month).

  • No patient registration is required to use the card

  • The savings card can be applied to initial prescriptions, refills, and 30 or 90-day prescriptions

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RAPID ONSET OF ACTION

How Ergomar® Works

Ergomar® is an alpha adrenergic blocking agent that helps narrow blood vessels, reduces vasoconstrictive effects of vascular headaches, and has a rapid onset of action (vasoconstriction occurs in as little as 15 minutes).

As a sublingual, Ergomar® dissolves under the tongue, entering the blood stream from tissues beneath the tongue, bypasses the gastrointestinal tract and first-pass metabolism, and makes self-medication easier and increases patient compliance.

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Tablet every 30 minutes

3

Tablets per a day maximum

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Tablets per a week maximum


Additional Medical Information; RX only

Important Warning

Serious and/or life-threatening peripheral ischemia has been associated with the coadministration of ergotamine tartrate with potent CYP 3A4 inhibitors including protease inhibitors and macrolide antibiotics. Because CYP 3A4 inhibition elevates the serum levels of ergotamine tartrate, the risk for vasospasm leading to cerebral ischemia and/or ischemia of the extremities is increased. Hence, concomitant use of these medications is contraindicated.

Indications & Usage

Ergomar® is indicated as therapy to abort or prevent vascular headache, e.g., migraine, migraine variants or so-called "histaminic cephalalgia."

Please see Full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning, and Important Safety Information on the product itself.

Individual patient results may vary. To report suspected adverse reactions, contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also contact Pangea Pharmaceuticals at 844-374-6627 or medicalinformation@pangeapharm.com.

How Supplied

Ergomar® Sublingual Tablets are round, green tablets each containing 2 mg of ergotamine tartrate. They are debossed with the product identification code "LB2" on one side, and are supplied in unit-dose cartons of 20 tablets (10 tablets x 2 cards), NDC 70720-120-20.

Contraindications
  • Do not administer Ergomar® with potent CYP 3A4 inhibitors such as protease inhibitors or macrolide antibiotics as this has been associated with acute ergot toxicity (ergotism) characterized by vasospasm and ischemia of the extremities, with some cases resulting in amputation. There have been rare reports of cerebral ischemia in patients on protease inhibitors when ergotamine was coadministered, at least one resulting in death.

  • Ergomar® Sublingual Tablets should not be administered to pregnant women, nursing mothers or women who may become pregnant.

  • Ergomar® Sublingual Tablets should not be given to patients with peripheral vascular disease, coronary heart disease, hypertension, impaired hepatic or renal function or sepsis.

  • Ergomar® Sublingual Tablets should not be given to patients with hypersensitivity to ergotamine.

Warnings & Precautions
  • Coadministration of ergotamine with potent CYP 3A4 inhibitors such as protease inhibitors or macrolide antibiotics has been associated with serious adverse events; for this reason, these drugs should not be given concomitantly with ergotamine. While these reactions have not been reported with less-potent CYP 3A4 inhibitors, there is a potential risk for serious toxicity including vasospasm when these drugs are used with ergotamine.

  • There have been a few reports of patients on ergotamine tartrate and caffeine therapy developing retroperitoneal and/or pleuropulmonary fibrosis. There have also been rare reports of fibrotic thickening of the aortic, mitral, tricuspid, and/or pulmonary valves with long-term continuous use of ergotamine tartrate and caffeine.

  • Ergomar® Sublingual Tablets should not be administered with other vasoconstrictors. Nicotine may provoke vasoconstriction in some patients, predisposing to a greater ischemic response to ergot therapy.

  • While most cases of ergotism associated with ergotamine treatment result from frank overdosage, some cases have involved apparent hypersensitivity. Care should be exercised to ensure that the patient stays within the limits of recommended dosage.

  • In rare instances, patients may display withdrawal symptoms consisting of rebound headache upon discontinuation of treatment.

  • There have been reports of drug abuse and psychological dependence in patients on ergotamine tartrate therapy.

  • Ergomar® Sublingual Tablets should not be used for chronic daily administration. Total daily dosage must not exceed three tablets in any 24-hour period. Total weekly dosage should not exceed five tablets (10 mg) in any one week.

Adverse Reactions
  • Cardiovascular Vasoconstrictive complications of a serious nature may occur at times. These include ischemia, cyanosis, absence of pulse, cold extremities, gangrene, precordial distress and pain, EKG changes and muscle pains. Although these effects occur most commonly with long-term therapy at relatively high doses, they have also been reported with short-term or normal doses. Other cardiovascular adverse effects include transient tachycardia or bradycardia and hypertension.

  • Gastrointestinal: Nausea and vomiting.

  • Neurological: Paresthesias, numbness, weakness and vertigo.

  • Allergic: Localized edema and itching.

  • Fibrotic Complications: (See PRECAUTIONS)

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