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User Reviews for Caffeine/ergotamine

Also known as: Cafetrate, Ercaf, Cafatine, Cafergot Migergot

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Cluster Headaches 9.0
7 reviews 36 medications
Migraine 9.0
21 reviews 87 medications

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Reviews for Caffeine/ergotamine

G · Taken for 5 to 10 years October 15, 2019

Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine: “Normal pain tablets make headaches worse. Cafergot works 99% of time if taken early. Some joint pain after but that may be due to headache. Please keep it on market.”

10 / 10
Zay · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 22, 2019

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.”

10 / 10
G-Ma of 10 · Taken for 10 years or more August 20, 2019

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”

10 / 10
TINO · Taken for 5 to 10 years April 21, 2019

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.”

6 / 10
Connie · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 5, 2019

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”

10 / 10
Hishoney333 · Taken for 10 years or more January 3, 2017

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.”

10 / 10
Cody's girl · Taken for 10 years or more March 13, 2016

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.”

6 / 10
Frank1980 August 29, 2015

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”

10 / 10
John_o March 8, 2015

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. ”

9 / 10
hemz March 7, 2015

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.”

8 / 10
jennilou2604 January 20, 2015

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.”

10 / 10
j1c2 August 8, 2014

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.”

10 / 10
clniclark · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 30, 2014

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.”

8 / 10
HenleyShaun · Taken for 10 years or more July 29, 2013

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. ”

10 / 10
CP 1 March 10, 2013

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.”

10 / 10
Chickenfarmer February 15, 2013

Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine: “Cafergot is the only medication that I have used that helps with my aura migraines.”

9 / 10
LILLYPOD007 February 21, 2012

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. ”

Choanie January 29, 2012

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.”

10 / 10
Anonymous December 25, 2011

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.”

10 / 10
Shadoc November 17, 2011

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.”

10 / 10
Anonymous November 12, 2011

Migergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine: “After Cafergot went off the market, my doctor switched me to Migergot. It has been the only medicine that works for me. It has given me my life back, so that I am able to function normally.”

10 / 10
Anonymous October 21, 2011

Cafergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine: “This treatment, sadly not available in the US (recently) is quite effective and has no side effects.”

9 / 10
Anonymous August 17, 2011

Migergot (caffeine / ergotamine) for Migraine: “It has saved my life used daily. I've been on it for years. No side effects.”

10 / 10
Shiro April 6, 2011

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. ”

5 / 10
Mick22 January 1, 2011

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.”

9 / 10