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Wigraine (ergotamine and caffeine) ® Tablets: Each tablet contains the following:
Ergotamine Tartrate, USP 1 mg
Caffeine, USP 100 mg
Wigraine (ergotamine and caffeine) ® tablets are uncoated and prepared to insure rapid disintegration (by an exclusive manufacturing process) and facilitate quick absorption. Rapid onset of effect is important for the satisfactory treatment of acute attacks of vascular headaches.
What are the precautions when taking ergotamine and caffeine (Wigraine)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to ergotamine or caffeine; or to other ergot alkaloids (such as dihydroergotamine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood circulation problems (for example, in your legs, arms/hands, or stomach), certain types of headaches (hemiplegic or basilar migraine), heart problems (such as chest pain, irregular heartbeat, previous heart attack), kidney disease, liver disease, stroke or "mini-stroke" (transient ischemic attack).
Certain conditions can increase...
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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