I am taking butter bur daily for the prevention of Migraines. When I feel a migraine coming on I use Migergot. Recently I have been experiencing tingling in my head, dizziness, and heart palpitations. Could this be a result of the drug interaction? Thank you.
I did a drug interaction checker I do not think is butterbur, as you know Butterbur was used by native Americans as a remedy for headache and inflammation
Did you mention you were taking herbal supplements to your Doctor/ pharmacist before you started this combitnation?
I suffer from terrilbe migranes ask you Doctor about TOPAMAX
Topamax® (topiramate) is a prescription medication used to treat various conditions that affect the nervous system.
Who Makes It?
Topamax is made by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics.
Specific uses for the medication include:
Epilepsy treatment (either used alone or in combination with other epilepsy medication)
It has done wonders for me-
Migergot (Caffeine Ergotamine) drug interactions:
medication that contains an ergot compound such as Ergomar, D.H.E., or D.H.E. Nasal
another migraine headache medicine such as almotriptan (Axert), sumatriptan (Imitrex), zolmitriptan (Zomig), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or naratriptan (Amerge)--these medicines must not be taken within 24 hours of a dose of caffeine and ergotamine
a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) such as citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), sertraline (Zoloft), or paroxetine (Paxil)
a beta-blocker (which are used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, and other heart conditions) such as carteolol (Cartrol), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), nadolol (Corgard), pindolol (Visken), propranolol (Inderal), sotalol (Betapace), or timolol (Blocadren)
an HIV/AIDS medicine such as amprenavir (Agenerase), delavirdine (Rescriptor), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), nevirapine (Viramune), ritonavir (Norvir), or saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase) the antibiotics erythromycin (Ery-Tab, E.E.S., E-Mycin, Eryc, others) or clarithromycin (Biaxin)
the antifungals medicines itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral)
cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB); or
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with caffeine and ergotamine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including HERBAL PRODUCTS...
Best wishes... from a caring individual
- Migergot Information for Consumers
- Migergot Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Migergot (detailed)
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