User Reviews for Caffeine / ergotamine
Brand names: Cafergot, Ercaf, Cafetrate, Cafatine Migergot
Caffeine / ergotamine has an average rating of 9.1 out of 10 from a total of 33 reviews on Drugs.com. 87% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 0% reported a negative experience.
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Reviews for Caffeine / ergotamine
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "I've had almost daily migraines for a quarter century. I am almost seventy and they are finally starting to taper off some. At one time or another most every possible preventative and treatment in the book -- and a couple outside of it -- were prescribed. I tried a lot of other stuff on my own. The most consistently effective treatment was cafergot. I'd say it worked at least 90% of the time. The few times it didn't, neither did anything else."
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "I have suffered from migraines for 30 years. Was prescribed several types of medicines but as I was being violently sick with the migraines I couldn't keep anything down therefore nothing got a chance to work. I was then prescribed Cafergot suppositories and I then got my life back. They almost always work and quickly too. It seems that they are not as well known as other migraine medicines and my pharmacy does not keep a stock as I am the only customer they have that requires them. Sometimes they struggle to get them in stock for me so I have to take my prescription in plenty of time. I would be devastated if they were took off the market as they are the only thing I can take that really does work."
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Cluster Headaches "I've been taking Cafergot / ergotamine for over 25 years and it's the only med that actually relieves small cluster headaches to full blown migraines. I don't even want to try another because this works so fast with no side effects. I see where the pharmaceutical companies are trying to take it off the market. Please don't. I honestly don't know what I'd do if it were no longer available."
Migergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "This is the only medicine that works for my wife. She has tried all of the other migraine type medicines, and none of them work. Years ago she started taking Cafergot, then it was taken off the market and she was hardly able to function. Then after Migergot was available her Doctor prescribed that, and she was like a new person. When Migergot was not available for a few months in 2012 she was miserable again, so we were most thankful when it once again became available. She does not have side effects from it, is able to function normally, and goes to the YMCA almost every day and is able to participate in Yoga, Pilates, strength training, hiking, biking and traveling at age 83. Migergot has been a God Send for her."
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For Migraine "I've been suffering from acute migraines and headaches, every kind. I relied heavily on insane doses on pain relievers until I discovered Cafergot. It works like a miracle for me. and now I have found the generic version Caffox which is available at a fraction of the price. Works just as good. Hope this info helps someone."
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "Many years ago I had severe migraines. My kids had to stay quiet, I darkened the room, etc. My doctor prescribed Cafergot. Then, when I had the preliminary aura, I took a Cafergot, and presto, no headache! For two years or more, I kept Cafergot handy, and it prevented my headaches nearly every time. The frequency of headaches tapered off, and after about three years, NO MORE HEADACHES! I call it a miracle drug."
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "I took Cafergot for years with good results. At the hint of a migraine the pill would stop symptom within 30 minutes. It allowed me to live a normal life. When they took it off the market I was devastated. Fortunately I had stockpiled enough to last a year. By the time they brought it back on the market, AT AN OBSCENE PRICE, I had discovered compounding pharmacies. They make it up for me at a fraction of the price and their formula does not keep me awake so I can take it at night. Also helpful, lots of water and ginger tea, or the herbal supplement. (I won’t take the drug from the drug company as I’m protesting the price gouging.)"
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Cluster Headaches "Mid last year I started experiencing this headache that affect even my eyes and keep me restless. I was introduced to cafergot and under 1 hour it works like magic and I have not experienced any side effects so far. Cafergot to me is the solution. From Nigeria"
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "This is the only medicine that has ever stopped my migraines. I can't take the newer medications because they cause my blood pressure to spike. I never had any side effects with Cafergot and it worked."
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "I have had migraines for years now (about 8). At first I didn't take anything special other than Advil. After a while my migraines got worse and I had to get something else. My doctor told me to try Cafergot. It did help a lot on the pain of the migraine but I still had to lay down in a dark room, face in a pillow, and a trash can ready since migraines make me feel nauseous. After about 3 hours I was able to get out of bed but was really exhausted. Cafergot did help with the headache and I think it would have been better if I had an anti-nausea medicine from keeping myself to throw up. "
Migergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "I get migraine and mixed variant headaches. I spent 18 years at a local head pain and neurological institute. I had many tests and participated in research trial drugs. Cafergot was the only thing that worked for me after many different medicines and combinations of medicines. Then Cafergot was taken off the market because it was too expensive. Migergot works but the base they use was not as effective as Cafergot and caused abdominal swelling and bloating for me. I have IBS-C so Migergot irritated that. I can't live without Migergot, It was taken off the market in December of 2011 and I hear won't be back until May."
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Cluster Headaches "I was diagnosed with cluster headaches in my late 20's, I was prescribed Cafergot and it worked great. Although now the FDA has taken the medicine off the market due to some people having bad side effects. I tried many different steroids my neurologist experimented with, hoping for some relief and less frequency of the attacks, which didn't work at all. Now I'm prescribed sumatriptan tablets, and they seem to be working great for me. "
Migergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "I can no longer get Cafergot since they stopped making it. Migergot is just as good, but is so expensive in the U.S. I need it very much and I take it with Phenegran so it does not make me sick. Half in the morning and half in the evening. This prevents most of my migraines with the exception of wind migraines which nothing can help for those kind. I hope that Cafergot will be made again or Migergot was cheaper."
Migergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "I used to take Cafergot, then after they stopped making it, I found Migergot. I am so thankful for it as it is the only medicine that lets me live a normal life. It has been a God-Send. Tablets or sprays just don't work for me, so I am very dependent on Migergot Suppositories."
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "I have suffered from migraines for 35 years and have tried absolutely everything for them. Between my preventatives and abortives, I've been on over 75 different medications.. Cafergot is the ONLY medication outside of a Demerol injection at the emergency room that eliminates my migraines--even a level 10. However, I do experience extreme nausea from it--on top of the nausea from my migraine attack. Because of the level of nausea I often will not take it until my migraine is a level 9 or higher."
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "I have had migraine for over 8 years and I’m still battling. I use cafergot and just like all other drug, side effects are present but it varies. My own case with cafergot is that it worsens my headache at times and other times it cures it within minutes, it reduces my appetite drastically but apparently you’re to have had a full meal before using, sometimes I throw up after I use it and sometimes I feel better but other times it gets worse, My visual coordination most times after using the drug reduces as everything becomes a tad blurry but only for a while. I have pains in my stomach sometimes too after taking on empty stomach."
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Cluster Headaches "I usually take Exedrine migraine for my migraines this time it failed. My migraine lasted approx a day and a half looking desperately throughout my medicine cabinet I came across Cafergot which clearly I took at some point it relieved me a whole lot within I'd say about an hour very grateful for the medicine. Still have a slight throbbing pain at the back of my right eye but it has significantly reduced the pain."
For Cluster Headaches "I get cluster headaches every two years for about six weeks at a time. I usually get one a day. The quickest way to abort it is pure oxygen in high concentration. But that treatment does not last a long time. I take one half a tablet of Cafergot each day as soon as I feel the symptoms coming . That usually aborts the headache. I probably have about 3 breakthrough headaches during my six week period. They usually occur at night when I run for the Oxygen. Taking Cafergot is annoying at night because I have trouble going back to sleep. After the clusters are finished I go off the Cafergot on a weekend because of the withdrawal headache. It is best to wean off of the medicine. I have been getting clusters for over 50 years but with Cafergot have managed to control the pain well."
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Cluster Headaches "Takes about 40 minutes to kill a cluster headache for me, and I usually combine it with an energy drink for about ~30 minutes before it works. I also take half a pill whenever a shadow comes just in case. No side effects. "
Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "I had severe migraines from age 16 to 65. When taking cafergot, I discovered (after many years) that if you take an antihistamine WITH the cafergot, it then worked for me. What a difference ! Having said that, there are so many new drugs now - the one that eliminated the migraine within an hour for me was Zomig. Zomig was like a miracle for me. Easy to take anywhere - place under your tongue - no side effects."
For Migraine "I also take cafergot but it was taken off the market here too in Australia, but a compound pharmacy will make it up. I've found that it works well, I've tried the newer drugs but cafergot, with stemetll for nausea and phenergan works. It does knock me out but I used to have to go to hospital and be put on a drip for up to a week at a time. My insurance used to cover the cost but now it's been taken off the government pharmaceutical scheme I have to pay full price of about $70 for 60 tablets."
Migergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Cluster Headaches "I have a head injury due to a car accident and the only thing that works for the very painful headaches was Cafergot suppositories. When they were taken off the market my Dr switched to Migergot which has worked very well for me as I have flare ups. "
For Migraine "In my teens I suffered migraines quite frequently, but took no medication. Now they come on once or twice a year. I experience visual distortions before the onset of a migraine, and experience nausea and sometimes vomit during a migraine, which lasts a few hours. If I take a couple of Cafergot tablets during the visual distortion stage it is usually prevents the migraine. Once the headache sets in taking any medication is ineffective. I discovered Cafergot when I spoke to a pharmacist years ago here in Thailand, where it is available over the counter, without a prescription."
For Migraine "After 40 years of heavy use of this drug my mother passed away recently for aorta dissecation aaa stanford type a , having a post mortem saying that her aorta was all calcified, she used this active principle as it was the only one she said was helping her to get relief. My recommendation to you all is to have your arterys checked and use this active principle as little as possible"
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Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine "66 yrs old. I had used Cafergot for my migraines from mid 1980's till it was discontinued in 2011. My pharmacist told me about Migergot, which is the same thing in a suppository form. I have tried every migraine prevention & abortive drug known to man. I take a Migergot right when I feel a migraine coming on. The last several years, I have cut the suppository in half & store the other half in a ziploc bag & put it in the fridge. 1/2 supp aborts the migraine within an hour or less. Migergot is the only drug out there that aborts my migraines before they become full-blown. My migraines are "Vascular Migraines". I depend on Migergot, because the caffiene & ergot constricts my blood vessels, which aborts my migraine quickly. For me, it is better to take a Migergot with a slightly empty stomach. If I have a full stomach, I tend to get very nauseated & Migergot won't fully abort the migraine. I've been taking Migergot for 39 years & I have had no bad side effects. Thank you Cafergot & Migergot companies. You have literally saved my life"