Compare Cafergot vs. Axert

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Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine)

Prescription only
Treats migraine headaches.

Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) can treat migraines, but you're more likely to have side effects.

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Upsides
  • Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) works better than other medicines if your migraines usually last more than 2 days or if you have more frequent migraines.
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Downsides
  • 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.
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Used for
  • Migraine (Acute)
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Suppository
  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
The Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Axert (Almotriptan) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Heart and circulation problems

    Overdosing Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Dependency and withdrawal

    Taking Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) regularly for months

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