Caffeine; Ergotamine tablets
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.
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.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
chest pain or tightness
cold hands or feet
fast, slow, or pounding heartbeat
leg or arm pain or cramps
rectal discomfort or sores
swelling of hands, ankles, or feet
tingling, pain, or numbness in the face, hands, or feet
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
antifungal drugs like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole or voriconazole
certain antibiotics like erythromycin, clarithromycin, and troleandomycin
medicines called nitrates like isosorbide and nitroglycerin
medicines for colds, flu, or breathing difficulties like phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine
medicines for HIV or AIDS called protease inhibitors, delavirdine, efavirenz, nelfinavir
medicines for migraine headache like almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, and zolmitriptan
other ergot alkaloids like bromocriptine, cabergoline, dihydroergotamine, ergoloid mesylates, ergonovine, methylergonovine, and methysergide
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
medicines for high blood pressure, especially beta-blockers
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.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
heart or blood vessel disease
high blood pressure
an unusual or allergic reaction to caffeine, ergotamine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Check with your doctor or health care professional if you do not get relief from your headaches after using this medicine. You may need to be changed to a different kind of medicine to treat your migraines.
This medicine decreases the circulation of blood to your skin, fingers, and toes. You may get more sensitive to the cold. Elderly patients are more likely to feel this effect. Dress warmly and avoid long exposure to the cold.
This medicine contains caffeine. Limit your intake of caffeinated beverages on the days that you use this medicine.
If you take migraine medicines for 10 or more days a month, your migraines may get worse. Keep a diary of headache days and medicine use. Contact your healthcare professional if your migraine attacks occur more frequently.
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NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2019 Elsevier
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