Generic Name: ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE - RECTAL Pronounced: (er-GOT-uh-meen/KAF-een) Ergotamine-Caffeine Rect Precautions
Before using 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, heart attack)
Alternative Names Diet - caffeine Side Effects Caffeine can lead to: A fast heart rate Anxiety Depression Difficulty sleeping Nausea Restlessness Tremors Urinating more often Vomiting Stopping caffeine abruptly may cause withdrawal symptoms, such as: Drowsiness Headaches Irritability Nausea Vomiting Reduce caffeine gradually to prevent any symptoms of withdrawal. The effect of caffeine on health has been widely studied. Large amounts of caffeine may decrease bone mass density, most likely by interfering with the body's ability to absorb calcium. This may lead to osteoporosis . Caffeine may cause or worsen painful, lumpy breasts ( fibrocystic disease ). Caffeine may have a negative effect on a child's nutrition if caffeinated drinks replace healthy drinks, such as milk. A child who consumes caffeine may also eat less, because caffeine reduces the appetite.
In my last post , I wrote about the good and the bad concerning caffeine. For better or worse, I can't--no--make that won't--give it up, at least not yet. But I am definitely cutting back, because I found out that there is an amazing amount of caffeine in places I would have never suspected and the evidence is that more than a little bit can trigger some of menopause's worst symptoms like hot flashes and headaches. And I don't need more of those.
I'm not proud of this but my typical day includes two cups of coffee, followed mid-day by a Starbucks Frappuccino®, then a Coke and some chocolate at 3, and (and this is the bad part) maybe an energy drink after I leave work and before I go to class (I am taking a nursing class on Monday and Wednesday evenings). Sometimes at night when I'm studying I'll have a little bit of ice cream smothered in chocolate sauce, my version of comfort food because I used to have that as a kid growing up in Indiana. And if I have a headache before be...
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