Cafergot

(ergotamine / caffeine)

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Treats migraine headaches.

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

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Quick facts about Cafergot
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ergotamine / caffeine)

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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How it works

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.

Quick facts about Cafergot
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ergotamine / caffeine)

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  • Suppository
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What to expect when you take Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) for Migraine

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  • Possible side effects
  • Changes in heart rate
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tingling and prickling sensation
  • Addiction and tolerance
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Side effect rates for Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine)

Risks and Warnings for Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Overdosing Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine)
    • Taking triptans (Imitrex, Axert, Maxalt, Amerge, Frova) for migraines

    Don't take more Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) than what your doctor tells you, and don't take Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine) if you're also taking triptans for your migraines. Doing either can damage your heart, legs and arms. Talk to your doctor or go to the emergency room right away if you notice changes in your heart beat, muscle pain, numbness, coldness or paleness in your hands and feet.

Common concerns from people taking Cafergot (ergotamine / caffeine)

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Pregnancy

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.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Cafergot
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