Need a drug with caffeine but no barbiturate to replace Cafergot?
My Cafergot is discontinued tried Fioricet made it worse need a caffeine drug with no barbiturate thank you duane.
Cafergot is a Migraine abortive medication, which means that it actually works to stop the Migraine, not just mask the pain or other symptoms for a few hours. Fioricet is not a Migraine abortive.
Other Migraine abortive medications don't contain caffeine. The other abortives are the triptans (Imitrex, Maxalt, Zomig, Amerge, Relpax, Axert, and Frova -- as well as Treximet, which is a combination of Imitrex and Naproxen Sodium) -- and two other ergotamines (DHE-45 and Migranal Nasal Spray). Many people drink a caffeinated beverage when they take these abortives.
One other option is to ask your doctor to give you a prescription that you can take to a compounding pharmacy, where they can make Cafergot equivalent medication for you.
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