Cafergot (ergotamine tartrate, caffeine
) is a vasoconstrictor used as an abortive treatment in migraine headaches and, to a lesser extent, cluster headaches.
Vasoconstriction (constriction of blood vessels) at the earliest stages of a migraine or cluster headache will often stop the headache from developing further or, if not stopped, at least produce a noticeably milder headache.
Ergotamine and caffeine are both vasoconstrictors, with ergotamine being the more powerful of the two. Both substances also interfere with pain signals in the brain, eliminating or reducing pain. Ergot (from which ergotamine is derived) and caffeine have both been utilized as headache remedies for hundreds of years.
Cafergot combines the two vasoconstrictors. When combined the effects of each are enhanced, producing faster, more effective relief.
Using Cafergot Effectively
As with all abortive headache treatments, timing is crucial. While Cafergot may still have some pain-killing effect even on a full-blown headache, it's unlikely to resolve it completely.
- Cafergot is most effective when taken at the earliest symptoms of a migraine or cluster headache.
- Unless instructed otherwise, begin by taking 2 tablets at earliest symptoms.
- Wait 30 minutes for full effect to kick in; if headache persists, take an additional tablet every 30 minutes.
- Do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours or 10 tablets in 7 days.
- Cafergot should not be taken prior to symptoms; it will not prevent a headache that doesn't yet exist.
- Overuse may result in rebound headaches as well as more dangerous side effects.
As with any medication effects on individuals vary; some patients find Cafergot is not a very effective treatment. Others find alternating between different types of treatments keeps effectiveness high. If this medication is not producing helpful results, speak with a doctor about alternative drugs and administration methods, as there are a number of similar treatments available.
Things to Consider Before You Buy Cafergot
Serious reactions to Cafergot are rare, but there are some circumstances in which an alternative treatment may be less risky:
- Patients with peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, heart disease, impaired hepatic or renal function and sepsis are at significantly greater risk of severe side effects.
- Individuals with blood flow or blood vessel issues are not ideal candidates for Cafergot.
- Serious, even life-threatening interactions may occur in patients taking protease inhibitors, macrolide antibiotics and other CYP 3A4 Inhibitors; individuals taking these medications should seek an alternative headache treatment.
- Do not buy Cafergot to treat headaches other than migraines or cluster headaches; it will have no effect.
- This product may be harmful to unborn and nursing babies.
In acting as a vasoconstrictor, Cafergot does not distinguish between the blood vessels in the brain, which are thought to be responsible for migraine pain, and blood vessels found elsewhere in the body. For this reason Cafergot use carries some risk in patients where blood supply to extremities or organs are already an issue; for example if a patient has poor blood circulation in the feet, Cafergot use may worsen the problem, which can result in serious complications.
How to Buy Cafergot from Kiwi Drug
A prescription is required to buy Cafergot; if you don't have one our online physician may be able to issue one at not extra cost. Simply begin the check-out process and follow instructions accordingly. If you need additional help, you're welcome to contact us
No matter where you purchase Cafergot from, don't forget to restock before
you run out! Since administration is so time-sensitive, there likely won't be enough time to locate and buy Cafergot even at a local pharmacy before the window of maximum effect is closed.