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Dihydroergotamine for peak identification

European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

Dihydroergotamine methanesulfonate salt
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C33H37N5O5 · CH4O3S
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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Agonist at vascular serotonin receptors; partial agonist at α-adrenergic and dopamine D2 receptors; vasoconstrictor.


Unit quantity: 10 mg. Subject to change. The product is delivered as supplied by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. For the current unit quantity, please visit the EDQM reference substance catalogue.


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Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


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Drugs in R&D, 4(6), 376-377 (2003-10-31)
MT 300 is an injectable formulation of dihydroergotamine mesylate (DHE; a serotonin 5-HT1 receptor agonist) that is being developed by POZEN for the acute treatment of migraine. POZEN intends to present MT 300 as a prefilled syringe that can be...
R B Lipton
Headache, 37 Suppl 1, S33-S41 (1997-01-01)
Ergotamine tartrate (ET) and dihydroergotamine mesylate (DHE) have been widely and effectively used in the treatment of migraine for many decades, although few randomized, controlled clinical trials have been conducted with these compounds. To compare their safety profiles, the world...
John A Morren et al.
Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy, 11(18), 3085-3093 (2010-11-18)
Migraine affects approximately 18% of women and 6% of men, and has an immense impact on quality of life and productivity. Advancement in therapeutic options has been slow. For many patients with difficult-to-treat migraine, the appropriate use of dihydroergotamine mesylate...
Stephen Silberstein
Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy, 13(13), 1961-1968 (2012-08-07)
Dihydroergotamine mesylate (DHE) has been used as an acute migraine treatment since 1945, although tolerability with intravenous administration has limited its use. MAP0004 is a novel, orally inhaled, aerosol formulation of DHE that provides pulmonary drug delivery using a pressurized...
J A Barone et al.
Pharmacotherapy, 6(4 Pt 2), 3S-11S (1986-07-01)
Dihydroergotamine(DHE)-heparin combination offers a unique treatment modality for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis. The combination appears to affect all 3 limbs of Virchow's triad: hypercoagulability, venous stasis, and endothelial damage. In most efficacy studies, data indicated that the combination...

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