Ergotab is an ergot alkaloid, prescribed for migraine headache. It causes vasoconstriction (narrowing of blood vessels).
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Drug information on Ergotab (Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine) from Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Drug Name : Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine
Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine(Cafatine Rectal Suppository) generic Ergotab is an ergot alkaloid, prescribed for migraine headache. It causes vasoconstriction (narrowing of blood vessels).
More Info about Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine
Trade Names for Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine
Cafatine Rectal Suppository, Cafergot, Cafergot Rectal Suppository, Cafetrate Rectal Suppository, Ercaf, Migergot Rectal Suppository, Wigraine
PO-Sublingual and rectal: The recommended initial dose is 2 mg ergotamine with fixed combination with caffeine. Maximum: 10 mg/week.
Bluish, absence of pulse, cold extremities, cell death, heart failure, pain, EKG changes, muscle pain, fast/slow heart rate and high blood pressure.
Nausea and vomiting.
Central Nervous System :
Tingling, numbness, weakness and unsteadiness.
Allergic Reactions :
Localized swelling and itching.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth (to be placed under the tongue) and as a suppository to insert rectally.
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.
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.
Avoid excess dosage.
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.