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Cafergot is to be taken as prescribed by your doctor. It is taken by mouth with or without food. Usually, 2 tablets are taken at the first signs of a headache. Then 1 tablet is followed after every 30 minutes until the headache is relieved. But be careful, do not take more than 6 tablets per headache attack or take 10 tablets over a 7-day period.
To prevent migraine or cluster headaches, your doctor can prescribe this medication for 2-3 weeks. But be certain to follow your doctor’s dosage as prescribed.
Do not use this medication to treat tension headaches or any other kind of headache that does not resemble migraine.
Before starting your treatment with Cafergot, do consult your physician regarding the following conditions:
Immediately consult your physician, if Cafergot administration shows any of the following side effects: