Active Ingredient(s):Caffeine + Ergotamine FDA Approved: * November 26, 1948 Pharm Company: *NOVARTIS Category:Migraine / Tension Headache
Caffeine/ergotamine (trade name Cafergot) is the proprietary name of a medication consisting of ergotamine tartrate and caffeine. This combination is used for the treatment of headaches, such as migraine headache.
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Correct timing of use is important. Cafergot is an abortive headache treatment, which prevents the development of the headache, rather than a treatment for an established headache. The...
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