Generic Name: ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE - ORAL Pronounced: (er-GOT-uh-meen/KAF-een) Ergotamine-Caffeine Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to ergotamine or caffeine; or to other ergot
alkaloids (e.g., dihydroergotamine) or to other xanthine drugs (e.g.,
theophylline); 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.
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
blood circulation disease (e.g., peripheral vascular disease
such as arteriosclerosis, thrombophlebitis, Raynaud's disease)
uncontrolled high blood pressure
nutrient deficiency (malnutrition)
heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., coronary artery disease,
stroke, recent heart attack)
What does one do if she experiences major chest pains and medical examinations reveal no heart or BP abnormalities? This is a particularly good question because it applies to all fields of medicine, and to all people who at some time in their lives will become patients (Yes, even doctors). If a person is experiencing symptoms that are not accompanied by signs of disease, or evidence in the form of an abnormal test, the diagnostic work-up will sometimes cease. Yet the patient still has the symptoms. What should be done? First, were all the elements of your complaint dealt with? Please see my prior posting about preparing for a visit to a cardiologist . It is appropriate for a visit to any physician. Second, what constitutes a full work-up for chest pain? This is actually different depending upon the likelihood of different processes causing the discomfort. Arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease is quite unlikely in very young people (but congenital disease may be more ...
Generic Name: BUTALBITAL/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE - ORAL Pronounced: (bue-TAL-bi-tal/AS-pir-in/KAF-een) Butalbital-Aspirin-Caffeine Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to treat tension
headaches. Aspirin helps to decrease the pain from the headache. Caffeine helps
increase the effects of aspirin. Butalbital is a sedative that helps to
decrease anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation.
How To Use Butalbital-Aspirin-Caffeine Oral
Take this medication by mouth, usually every 4 hours as
needed or as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than 6 capsules/tablets
in a 24-hour period. Take with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240
milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at
least 10 minutes after taking this medication. To help prevent stomach upset,
take it with food or milk.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response
to therapy. This medication works best if it is used as the first s...
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