Ergot Derivatives/Dopamine Interactions

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

When these two medicines are given together, the effects of one or both may increase.

What might happen:

You may experience an increase in blood pressure.

What you should do about this interaction:

Make sure your healthcare professionals know all the medicines you are taking. They may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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