Migergot is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent migraines. Migergot 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?
Migergot is generally taken at the first sign of a migraine attack.
Migergot comes in form of rectal suppositories.
The FDA-approved label for Migergot lists common side effects including numbness, weakness, vertigo, itching, nausea, vomiting, and rectal or anal ulcer with overuse.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Migergot include pulmonary fibrosis, chest pain, changes in heart rate, high blood pressure, cold extremities, absence of pulse, cyanosis (blue skin resulting from poor circulation or oxygenation), and ischemia (insufficient blood supply to a body part).
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Migergot – Horizon Pharma
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