|Coming soon.||Treats migraine headaches. Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) can treat migraines, but you're more likely to have side effects.|
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|Reviews & ratings|
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Reviews for Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine)
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We haven’t found good data for Axert side effects.FDA side effect reports for Axert »
The Cafergot FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.More about Cafergot side effects »
|How it works|
|Coming soon.||Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) is a combination of ergotamine and caffeine. It tightens the blood vessels in your brain to relieve the pain of your headaches.|
|Type of medication|
|Risk factors for serious side effects|
Detailed Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) risks & warnings »
- › Overdosing Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine)
- › Taking triptans (Imitrex, Axert, Maxalt, Amerge, Frova) for migraines
- › Taking Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) regularly for months
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.
|Upsides and benefits|
- › Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) works better than other medicines if your migraines usually last more than 2 days or if you have more frequent migraines.
|Downsides and risks|
- › Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) can't stop migraines from happening. They can only treat them.
- › Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) can only be used for migraines. It doesn't work for other types of headaches.
- › Smoking or using products that contain nicotine can make Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) less effective.
|Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication|
- › Take Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) as soon as you feel the migraine coming on.
- › You might be more sensitive to cold when you take Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) since it slows down the circulation of your blood in your skin, fingers and toes. Dress warmly.
- › If you have to take more than 6 tablets or 2 suppositories a day or 10 tablets or 5 suppositories in a week of Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine), talk to your doctor.
- › Don't smoke tobacco if you're taking Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine).
- › Keep the suppository of Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) in the fridge.
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