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Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine

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Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine Uses

Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine is used in the treatment and prevention of migraine.

How Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine works

Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Ergotamine, Paracetamol and Prochlorperazine, which treats migraine. Ergotamine is an ergot alkaloid which works by preventing blood vessels in the head from expanding and causing headaches. Caffeine increases the absorption of ergotamine and further narrows the widened blood vessels. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain. Prochlorperazine is an antiemetic (anti-nausea medicine) which works by blocking signals in the part of your brain that causes nausea/vomiting.

Common side effects of Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine

Dryness in mouth, Constipation, Sedation, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Drowsiness, Urinary retention, Increased heart rate, Muscle pain
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Expert advice for Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine

  • Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine helps in the treatment and prevention of migraine headaches.
  • Do not take it to treat an acute attack of migraine.
  • Some tips that may help avoid a migraine attack:
    • Have your meals at the same time everyday
    • Avoid bright lights and extreme temperatures
    • Avoid loud music and noisy places
    • Avoid chocolates,  cheese, processed food, alcohol and smoking
    • Get sufficient sleep and avoid stress
  • It should be taken at night-time before going to bed.
  • It may cause sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine affects you.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing paracetamol (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first. 
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly as it can cause worsening of headaches.

Frequently asked questions for Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine

Caffeine + Ergotamine + Paracetamol + Prochlorperazine

Q. What is Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine?

Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine is a combination of four medicines: Paracetamol, Ergotamine, Caffeine and Prochlorperazine. This medicine is used in the treatment of migraine symptoms like a headache, nausea and vomiting. Ergotamine prevents blood vessels in the head from expanding. Caffeine increases the absorption of ergotamine and also narrows the widened blood vessels. Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that causes pain. Prochlorperazine is an antiemetic which prevents vomiting by blocking signals to the part of your brain that cause nausea/vomiting.

Q. What is a migraine?

A migraine is characterized by severe throbbing pain on one side of the head. The pain is usually pulsating in nature and is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound and smell. The symptoms and severity vary from person to person.

Q. What can cause or trigger a migraine attack?

Certain physical or environmental factors, such as foods, hormonal changes, weather and stress can lead to or “trigger” a migraine. However, it is important to remember that triggers can be different for everyone. That is why, to help prevent migraine attacks, you need to figure out which triggers affect you and which ones do not. Keeping a headache diary is an effective way to track triggers, and it will help you talk to your healthcare professional about your condition.

Q. Can I stop taking Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine when my migraine symptoms are relieved?

Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine is usually used for prevention and treatment of migraine attack. Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine should be continued as advised by the doctor.

Q. Can the use of Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine can cause constipation. Lifestyle changes like eating a good amount of high-fiber foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals, drinking plenty of water or other fluids and regular exercise can help relieve constipation.

Q. Can the use of Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine can increase the risk of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of migraine attacks which are not relieved by the recommended dose of this medicine, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Does Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine expire?

Yes, Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Caffeine+Ergotamine+Paracetamol+Prochlorperazine after the expiry date.

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