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caffeine-ergotamine (generic name)

Cafergot (brand name)

(KAF een; er GOT a meen): An antimigraine agent - It is used to treat or prevent migraine and cluster headaches
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Caffeine, Ergotamine Tartrate Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

CAFFEINE; ERGOTAMINE (KAF een; er GOT a meen) is part of a group of medicines called ergot alkaloids. It is used to treat or prevent migraine and cluster headaches.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply. You should only take this medicine at the first sign of an attack. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

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Last Updated

March 24, 2009

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