My mom uses ergotamine (cafergot generic) to help control her migraines, but now she's having trouble finding the medication. Apparently there's some sort of shortage of an ingredient or something. She's really worried that she'll run out and there won't be anything to take its place (she can't take triptans or any of the other migraine abortives) -- anyone know about this problem, or how she can find a safe, legitimate source of the medication? Thanks!
What area do you live? My husband takes Cafergot for migraines but never had a problem. We live in SO CAL and use Rite-Aid. Maybe you want to call around to neighboring pharmacies until the shortage is over. We have not been effected yet. Or maybe they might have to order it from somewhere not local, but you won't know til you try calling. Good Luck, I don't know what we'd do without my husbands Caftergot, it's all he has too.
I finally got the FDA to respond to me by reporting it as a drug shortage. They said that Sandoz will start making the "Brand Name" Cafergot a few weeks ago. This can be very expensive. It cost me $98.00 through Medicare Part D and I am not in the coverage gap yet. I just contacted Target Pharmacy the other day and they said that they can still not get it. If I find out something I will post it here. I would recomed having a backup on hand before you run out. Nothing else ever worked for me but my Neuro came up with a combination of drugs that I am going to try. Good luck!!!
I cannot find the brand name Cafergot nor the generic, Ergotamine, any where. I have called pharmacies all over the country and searched online pharmacies both US and Canadian. Has any one found a source for Cafergot within the last 30 days? It is the ONLY medication that works on my chronic migraines and I am desperate to find a supply.
I am a Pharmacy student who is currently doing rotation at Halsted HealthMart Pharmacy. For months it has been very frustrating because it was on backorder status so we could not help our patients and our store is located in a building with an extremely busy migraine headache patient population. Recently, we can now make cafergot for our patients. I now compound cafergot capsules daily. Fortunately, the pharmacy offers free delivery nationwide so we can help anyone with a prescription across the country. Our email address is info(at)halstedpharmacy(dotcom) and simply contact us if you have any future questions or would like us to help. Thank you.
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