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User Reviews for Cafergot to treat Migraine

Cafergot has an average rating of 8.5 out of 10 from a total of 13 ratings for the treatment of Migraine. 77% of those users who reviewed Cafergot reported a positive effect, while 0% reported a negative effect.

Cafergot Rating Summary

8.5/10 average rating

13 ratings from 10 user reviews.

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Reviews for Cafergot

Mer · Taken for 10 years or more October 31, 2020

“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.)”

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

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

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

“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
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irMac February 20, 2010

“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.”

9 / 10
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janicejj11 April 18, 2010

“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.”

9 / 10
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Shiro April 6, 2011

“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
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j1c2 August 8, 2014

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

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

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

“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
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Chickenfarmer February 15, 2013

“Cafergot is the only medication that I have used that helps with my aura migraines.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous October 21, 2011

“This treatment, sadly not available in the US (recently) is quite effective and has no side effects.”

9 / 10
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