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Cafergot Dosage

Generic name: ergotamine tartrate and caffeine
Dosage form: Suppositories
Drug class: Antimigraine agents

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 10, 2023.


For the best results, dosage should start at the first sign of an attack.

RECTALLY One suppository at start of attack; second suppository
after 1 hour, if needed for full relief

1 hr.
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Early Aministration Gives Maximum Effectiveness

Maximum Adult Dosage


Two suppositories is the maximum dose for an individual attack.

Total weekly dosage should not exceed 5 suppositories. CAFERGOT® (ergotamine tartrate and caffeine) suppositories should not be used for chronic daily administration.

In carefully selected patients, with due consideration of maximum dosage recommendations, administration of the drug at bedtime may be an appropriate short-term preventive measure.

Further information

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