Ergotamine and Caffeine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Ergotamine and Caffeine?

(er GOT a meen & KAF een)

• This medicine is used to treat migraine headaches.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• Avoid caffeine (for example, tea, coffee, cola) and chocolate intake.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose,...

 
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