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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 ...
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.
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