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General Information on Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine

Generic Name : Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine

Pronunciation : er got' a meen - kaf' een

Latest prescription information about Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine

India : 

International : 

Cafatine Rectal Suppository, Cafergot, Cafergot Rectal Suppository, Cafetrate Rectal Suppository, Ercaf, Migergot Rectal Suppository, Wigraine

Why is Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an ergot alkaloid, prescribed for migraine headache. It causes vasoconstriction (narrowing of blood vessels).

When should Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, liver or kidney problems or severe infection, blood vessels problem, who are taking antifungal medications, HIV protease inhibitors, macrolide antibiotic medications, during pregnancy, labor and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine?

PO-Sublingual and rectal: The recommended initial dose is 2 mg ergotamine with fixed combination with caffeine. Maximum: 10 mg/week.

How should Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth (to be placed under the tongue) and as a suppository to insert rectally.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood problems, stroke, anxiety, sleeping problems or heart problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid exposure to cold.

What are the side effects of Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine?

   Heart : Bluish, absence of pulse, cold extremities, cell death, heart failure, pain, EKG changes, muscle pain, fast/slow heart rate and high blood pressure.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea and vomiting.
   Central Nervous System : Tingling, numbness, weakness and unsteadiness.
   Allergic Reactions : Localized swelling and itching.

What are the other precautions for Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine?

Store at controlled room temperature 15 -30 C


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
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GILLIAN 

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