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Cafergot



USES: Ergotamine acts to reduce pulsing of migraine headaches. Caffeine is added to enhance the effects of ergotamine. The combination is used to treat migraine and cluster headaches.

 
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Cafergot

Uses
Ergotamine acts to reduce pulsing of migraine headaches. Caffeine is added to enhance the effects of ergotamine. The combination is used to treat migraine and cluster headaches.
Notes
  • Avoid exposure to cold.
  • Be sure to mention any other diseases you have or other medication you take.

Storage
  • Store below 77 degree F (25 degree C) away from heat and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


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How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: It is best to use this medication at the first sign of a headache.
  • It will take longer to work if taken when the headache has already become severe.
  • After using this, lie down in a quiet, dark room for an hour or two.
  • Do not use more than 2 suppositories per attack or more than 5 suppositories in a week.
  • Review your dosing directions with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • To use suppositories, unwrap it and moisten it slightly with water.
  • Lie on your left side with your right knee bent.
  • Push the suppository well into the rectum with your finger.
  • Try to avoid having a bowel movement for at least one hour to allow the medication to be absorbed.
  • Insert a second suppository if headache is not relieved after one hour.

Side Effects
  • May cause dizziness, drowsiness, stomach upset, anxiety, tremor.
  • These effects should subside as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • Avoid activities requiring alertness if dizziness or drowsiness occurs.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience chest pain, irregular heartbeat, vomiting, muscle pain or numbness, pain, tingling, or coldness in the hands or feet.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Avoid alcohol while taking this medication as it will only make your headache worse.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any form of blood vessel disease, liver or kidney disease, severe itching, high blood pressure or problems with circulation.
  • Be sure to take this medication exactly as prescribed.
  • Do not exceed recommended dosage.
  • This medication should not be used during pregnancy.
  • If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
  • This drug is excreted into breast and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • Take the missed dose as soon as remembered but not if it is almost time for the next dose.
  • If so, skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the doses.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of beta-blockers (e.g., atenolol, propranolol), macrolide antibiotics (e.g., azithromycin, erythromycin), nitrates (e.g., isosorbide, nitroglycerin).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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