Cafergot (Ergotamine/Caffeine) for Migraine | MyMigraineTeam

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Cafergot is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent migraines. Cafergot is a combination drug composed of Ergotamine and Caffeine.

Ergotamine is an ergot alkaloid. Ergot alkaloids are believed to work by constricting blood vessels in the brain and inhibiting the transmission of brain signals. Caffeine is a stimulant and a vasoconstrictor. Caffeine is believed to work in migraines by narrowing the blood vessels in the brain.

How do I take it?
Cafergot is generally taken at the first sign of a migraine attack.

Cafergot comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Cafergot lists common side effects including dizziness, weakness, spinning sensation, restlessness, insomnia, itching, nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Cafergot include pulmonary fibrosis, chest pain, changes in heart rate, high blood pressure, and ischemia (insufficient blood supply to a body part).

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Cafergot – RxList

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