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(er GOT a meen)
U.S. Brand Names
Mexican Brand Names
Cafergot; Caftar; Ergocaf; Sydolil; Trinergot
Antimigraine Agent; Ergot Derivative
What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?
• This medicine does not mix well with many medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to ergotamine or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you have any of the following conditions: Blood clots, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, malnutrition, poor blood flow to the legs, Raynaud's disease, severe infection, severe itching, stomach/small intestine ulcers, or thromboangiitis obliterans.
• If you are pregnant or may be pregnant.
• If you are breast-feeding.
How does it work?
• Ergotamine squeezes certain blood vessels in the brain preventing irritation and inflammation.
How is it best taken?
• Sublingual tablet: Place on tongue at the first sign of attack and let dissolve.
• Take another dose 30 minutes after the first one, if needed. Separate doses by at least 30 minutes.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• This medicine is taken on an as needed basis.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Follow up with healthcare provider.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
• Protect from heat.
• Protect tablets from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2005-04-07 16:38:17.0
Modified: 2010-03-09 08:24:11.0
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