Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
187 Doctors are Online

Suggest an alternative of Cafergot for migraine treatment

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 5709 Questions
I have been prescribed Cafergot for migraines which worked very well for me. I have now been told by my druggist that this drug is no longer available. What can I replace it with? And I do not want Imitrex - I have used it, the headache went away but came back again - too expensive. XXXXXXX
Posted Wed, 19 Mar 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K 1 hour later
Brief Answer: You can use drugs with same ingredients- wigraine Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to Health care magic It seems from the history that you are having migraine and on treatment with Cafergot. Cafergot is a combination of caffeine and ergotamine and used in treatment of acute migraine attacks. Cafergot is the generic namne of this combination and it is not being manufactured by the company for some time now. You can use alternative generic drugs with the same combination like wigraine. Please do remember these drugs are vasoconstrictors and should be used only for acute attack of migraine under the advice of your doctor and the maximum dosage allowed is 10 mg per week or 6 mg per day. If you are having recurrent attacks safer and better prophylactic drugs like flunarizine or beta blockers are available and you can use them for prevention of migraine attack. Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you. Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor