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ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information


ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Cafergot, Wigraine

ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Caffeine (kaf-EEN), Ergotamine (er-GOT-a-meen) Treats or prevents migraine and cluster headaches.

When To Not Use ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ergotamine or caffeine, or if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not use this medicine if you have high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, blood vessel disorders, or problems with circulation.

How Should You Use ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • This medicine works best if you take it at the first sign of a migraine headache. The medicine is usually taken as 2 tablets at the first sign of a migraine, followed by 1 tablet every half-hour, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • Do not use more than 6 tablets for one headache, or 10 tablets in one week.

Proper ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using dopamine (Intropin®), sibutramine (Meridia®), antibiotics (such as Biaxin®, Dynabac®, Ery-Tab®), blood pressure medicine (such as atenolol, metoprolol, Inderal®, Toprol®), medicines to treat HIV/AIDS (Agenerase®, Crixivan®, Invirase®, Norvir®, Rescriptor®, Sustiva®, Viracept®), or other medicines to treat migraine headaches (Amerge®, Imitrex®, Maxalt®, Zomig™).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine. Avoid caffeine (coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate).
  • Smoking may make your headaches worse or increase the side effects of this medicine.

ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding, or if you have a stomach ulcer, glaucoma, or history of a stroke.
  • If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not take more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions.

ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fast or slow heartbeat
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes
  • Pain or discomfort behind your breastbone
  • Skin rash, swelling, or itching
  • Vomiting, numbness, tingling feeling, or pain and blue discoloration of your hands and feet
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain
  • Nervousness, irritability, dizziness
  • Weakness in your legs

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Tallulah, Tallulah - 01/10/2014

In some people with ADD/ADHD, stutlianms such as caffeine can have a calming effect enough so that they can fall asleep. The principle is that in a person who has ADD, their thoughts are jumping around from one to another, constantly engaging the brain in mental activity. But stutlianms help a person with ADD concentrate one just one or a few things. So that they can concentrate on relaxing more to the point where they fall asleep more easily.Also CNS like caffeine sometimes have the opposite effect in children, but I haven't heard of a theory as to why.