Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Dependence: People who take ergotamine - caffeine for extended periods of time may become dependent upon it and require progressively increasing doses for relief of vascular headaches or to prevent the increasing unpleasant effects which may follow withdrawal of the medication.
Drowsiness/reduced alertness: Do not undertake activities requiring mental alertness, such as driving or operating equipment, until you determine your response and sensitivity to ergotamine - caffeine.
Overdose/continuous use: It is important to stay within the limits of the recommended dosage and avoid excessive or prolonged use.
Excessive dryness of the mouth and visual disturbances are signs of overdose or of sensitivity to belladonna alkaloids. In such cases, your doctor may recommend reducing the dose.
If an overdose is suspected, seek medical help immediately.
Pregnancy: Ergotamine - caffeine may cause harm when taken by a pregnant woman. It should not be taken by women who are or may become pregnant.
Breast-feeding: This medication passes into breast milk and may cause symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, weak pulse, and unstable blood pressure in nursing infants. Breast-feeding mothers should not use this medication.