Ergotamine hemitartrate

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Unfortunately Ergotamine hemitartrate (Cat. No. 0656) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Cat.No. 0656 - Ergotamine tartrate | CAS No. 379-79-3
Description: Antimigraine, oxytocic
Chemical Name: 12¢-Hydroxy-2¢-methyl-5¢a-(phenylmethyl)ergotaman-3¢,6¢,18-trione hemitartrate

Biological Activity

Antimigraine, oxytocic.

Technical Data

M. Wt 1313.43
Storage Store at RT
CAS Number 379-79-3

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 1313.43. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 0.76 mL 3.81 mL 7.61 mL
5 mM 0.15 mL 0.76 mL 1.52 mL
10 mM 0.08 mL 0.38 mL 0.76 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.08 mL 0.15 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Silberstein (1997) The pharmacology of ergotamine and dihydroergotamine. Headache 37 S15 PMID: 9009470

Villalon et al (1999) Canine external carotid vasoconstriction to methysergide, ergotamine and dihydroergotamine: role of 5-HT1B/1D receptors and α2-adrenoceptors. Br.J.Pharmacol. 126 585 PMID: 10188968

Merck Index 12 3703 PMID:

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