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)
Twice in my life I have given up my addiction to coffee--when I was pregnant. Each time I said I wouldn't go back, but each time I did. And I've always felt a little guilty about my morning cup or two, like it is somehow a small character flaw that I can't function in the morning, or can't function as well, without my cup o' joe.
But recently I started wondering about the health effects of caffeine--was coffee triggering my hot flashes? Headaches? Does my heart "race" after a cup of espresso or am I imagining that?
I did some homework. Turns out, caffeine has many good qualities and my mind was put to rest in some ways, and I became more caution in others. It also turns out I am consuming a lot more caffeine than I thought.
Here are some caffeine facts, the good and the bad, that I learned:
1) Caffeine doesn't appear to trigger hot flashes (though there are scientists who say that it does) but, by consuming a hot beverage, my internal or "core" temp...
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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