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Caffeine; Ergotamine Tartrate

Popular Brands: : Cafergot, Ergotamine, Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine, Wigraine, Migergot
Official FDA Reports1,197
Social Media Events107
Total Posts308
Avg. Review Score3.65/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Caffeine; Ergotamine Tartrate
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Crealta Pharmaceuticals Llc
  • Hikma International Pharmaceuticals Llc
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
  • Organon Usa Inc
  • West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Cafergot.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Caffeine; Ergotamine Tartrate Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Caffeine; Ergotamine Tartrate

Nausea

... Cafergot is the ONLY medication outside of a Demerol injection at the emergency room that eliminates my migraines--even a level 10. However, I do experience extreme nausea from it--on top of the naus...


Source: comments/caffeine-ergotamine/for-migra...

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Condition Aggravated

... only thing that works for the very painful headaches was Cafergot suppositories. When they were taken off the market my Dr switched to Migergot which has worked very well for me as I have flare ups ....


Source: Migergot Reviews & Ratings

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Head Injury

Migergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Cluster Headaches: I have a head injury due to a car accident and the only thing that works for the very painful headaches was Cafergot suppositories. When they we...


Source: Migergot Reviews & Ratings

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: No discernible side effects. Apparently, it's an "old" medication. Doctors don't like to (are probably told not to by their pharmaceutical reps) prescribe it anymore. Most of ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... Cafergot is the ONLY medication outside of a Demerol injection at the emergency room that eliminates my migraines--even a level 10. However, I do experience extreme nausea from it--on top of the naus...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on July 29, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I was diagnosed with cluster headaches in my late 20's, I was prescribed Cafergot and it worked great. Although now the FDA has taken the medicine off the market due to some people having bad side eff...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 10, 2013 @ 12:00 am

This is the only medicine that works for my wife. She has tried all of the other migraine type medicines, and none of them work. Years ago she started taking Cafergot, then it was taken off the mark...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 15, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Cafergot is the only medication that I have used that helps with my aura migraines.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on December 11, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Cafergots worked fairly well, no side effects. The "old" script also had belladonna and pentobarbital in them. I found a compounding pharmacy that can make them. I have migraines every day, this is ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on November 6, 2012 @ 12:00 am

very good medication for migraine. Where can I find it now? In belgium I can't buy it anymore. PLEASE HELP

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Sunny in AR in fdb.rxlist.com on October 24, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I have used multiple medications and delivery methods (oral, sublingual, nasal spray, etc.) without success. Migergot relieves my migraines usually within 40 minutes. I experience severe nausea and vo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 5, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: No side effects Cafergot relieves my migraine within 30 minutes, sometimes takes a little longer if I don't take at the outset. A positive side effect is that on two occasio...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By seazee in fdb.rxlist.com on July 1, 2012 @ 12:00 am

feel a headache coming on, use migergot rect and have relief within 1-2 hours. even if I wake up with headache (migraine) I can take this and still get some relief maybe not as fast but I have used t...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.