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Wigraine



USES: Ergotamine acts to reduce pulsing of migraine headaches. Caffeine is added to enhance the effects of ergotamine. The combination is used to treat migraine and cluster headaches.

 
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Uses
Ergotamine acts to reduce pulsing of migraine headaches. Caffeine is added to enhance the effects of ergotamine. The combination is used to treat migraine and cluster headaches.
Notes
  • Avoid alcohol while taking this medication as it will only make your headache worse.
  • Avoid exposure to cold.
  • Be sure to mention any other diseases you have or other medication you take.
  • Stop this medicine and call your doctor immediately if you think you are pregnant.
  • Because this medication appears in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
  • If you take large doses of this medication for a long time, you may have a severe headache for a few days after stopping the drug.
  • If the headache lasts for more than a few days, contact your doctor.
  • Do not allow anyone else to take this medication.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.


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How To Use
  • It is best to take this medication at the first sign of a headache.
  • It will take longer to work if taken when the headache has already become severe.
  • After taking this, lie down in a quiet, dark room for an hour or two.
  • Make sure you understand how often to take this medication and the maximum amount of medication that should be taken (usually 6 per headache or 10 per week).
  • Do not take more than prescribed.
  • Review your dosing directions with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Be sure to ask any questions you may have.

Side Effects
  • May cause dizziness, drowsiness, stomach upset, anxiety, tremor.
  • These effects should subside as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • Avoid activities requiring alertness if dizziness or drowsiness occurs.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience chest pain, irregular heartbeat, vomiting, muscle pain or numbness, pain, tingling, or coldness in the hands or feet, vision changes or depression.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have liver, kidney or blood vessel disease; high blood pressure, poor circulation, severe infection and of any allergies you have.
  • Contact your doctor if you develop any kind of infection while taking this medication.
  • This medication must not be used during pregnancy.
  • If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
  • This medication may be excreted into breast milk and have undesirable effects on a nursing infant.
  • Do not breast-feed without first consulting your doctor.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Before you take this medication, tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription drugs you are taking especially erythromycin-like antibiotics (includes azithromycin, clarithromycin, troleandomycin), high blood pressure drugs called beta-blockers (includes acebutolol, atenolol, labetalol, carteolol, betaxolol, metoprolol, nadolol, oxprenolol, penbutolol, pindolol, sotalol, propranolol and timolol) or heart medication belonging to the nitrate class (nitroglycerin, Cardilate, Peritrate and isosorbide).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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