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Ergotamine tartrate + Caffeine Tablets
Migraine and headache
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Drug Name:

Ergotamine tartrate + Caffeine Tablets Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Ergotamine tartrate 1mg, caffeine 100mg; tabs.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Ergotamine tartrate + Caffeine Tablets:

Migraine, migraine variants, cluster headaches.

Adult:

2 tablets at onset of attack, then 1 tablet every ½ hour if needed; max 6 tabs/attack, 10 tabs/week.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Peripheral vascular disease. Coronary heart disease. Hypertension. Hepatic or renal dysfunction. Sepsis. Concomitant potent CYP3A4 inhibitors (eg, ritonavir, nelfinavir, indinavir, erythromycin, clarithromycin, troleandomycin, ketoconazole, itraconazole) or other vasoconstrictors. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.X).

Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor for ergotism; do not exceed recommended dose. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

See Contraindications. Potentiated by CYP3A4 inhibitors (eg, protease inhibitors, macrolides, azole antifungals, saquinavir, nefazodone, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, grapefruit juice, zileuton), propranolol, nicotine. Severe hypertension with sympathomimetics.

See Also:

Ergotamine tartrate + Caffeine Suppositories

Pharmacological Class:

Ergot alkaloid.

Adverse Reactions:

Vasoconstrictive complications or ergotism (eg, ischemia, cold extremities, vasospasm, ECG changes, hyper- or hypotension, numbness, gangrene, dizziness), precordial or muscle pain, tachycardia, bradycardia, nausea, vomiting, local edema, itching; rarely: retroperitoneal and pleuropulmonary fibrosis, cardiac valve fibrosis (chronic use).

Note:

Supps formerly known under the brand names Cafergot, Migergot.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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