Cafergot (ergotamine tartrate and caffeine) is a combination of an ergot alkaloid and a stimulant used to treat a migraine type headache. Cafergot will only treat a headache that has already begun. And, Cafergot will not prevent migraine headaches or reduce the number of attacks. Also, Cafergot should not be used to treat common tension headaches or any headache that seems to be different from your usual migraine headaches. Moreover, Cafergot may be available in generic form.
Dosage of Cafergot should start at the first sign of an attack. Adult dose is 2 tablets at the start of an attack; 1 additional tablet every 1/2 hour, if needed for full relief (maximum 6 tablets per attack, 10 per week).
What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Cafergot?
Do not use Cafergot within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine, macrolide antibiotics, protease inhibitors, or azole antifungals. Too, Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with Cafergot and lead to potentially dangerous effects.
Cafergot During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Cafergot may harm a fetus and must not be used during pregnancy. It is recommended that men and women use two effective forms of birth control (e.g., condoms, birth control pill) while taking this medication. Beside, This drug may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Too, Breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug.
Our Cafergot (ergotamine tartrate and caffeine) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Moreover, Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.