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Suffering from migraine. Taking vasograin. Is there any side effect of this treatment?

I am suffering from migraine since last 35 years.Although the severity has reduced in the past two years but it occurs daily in the morning and I have to take anti-migraine pill-Vasograin daily.I fear that due to side effects I may face more harm than relief.I am taking one tablet daily for the past so many years.Kindly advise the possible adverse effects and further course of treatment.
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Thanks for writing your query.

Vasograin contains ergotamine as main ingredient to treat migraine in addition to having paracetamol, prochlorperazine and caffeine.

Ergotamine has some severe side effects like vasoconstriction which can result in decreased supply of blood to heart. Other side effects are irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, tingling sensation, drowsiness, dizziness and rebound headache.

It is not necessary that you will have these side effects but still you should consult your treating doctor if the migraine pains are still occuring. You can switch, under medical supervision, to Flunarizine 10 mg at night for prevention of attacks.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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