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User Reviews for Cafergot

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Migraine  
8.5
13 reviews 87 medications
Cluster Headaches  
9.0
6 reviews 36 medications

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Reviews for Cafergot

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

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.)”

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

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

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

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
irMac February 20, 2010

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.”

9 / 10
janicejj11 April 18, 2010

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.”

9 / 10
Hishoney333 · Taken for 10 years or more January 3, 2017

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

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
j1c2 August 8, 2014

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
Shiro April 6, 2011

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

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

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

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

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
John_o March 8, 2015

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

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
Chickenfarmer February 15, 2013

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

9 / 10
Anonymous October 21, 2011

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

9 / 10
Zonie March 31, 2008

For Cluster Headaches: “This drug worked as well for me as did my Imitrex, but when my Neuro. changed my preventative meds. he switched me from Cafergot back to Imitrex (?). But I was pleased with the results of this med.”

7 / 10

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