GENERIC NAME: DIMENHYDRINATE/ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE ORAL (dye-men-HI-drin-ate/er-GOT-uh-meen/kaff-EEN)
USES: This medication is used to treat migraine and other types of recurring, throbbing headaches. This medication is not to be used to treat ordinary headaches.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. The usual dose is two capsules at the first sign of migraine attack. It will take longer to be effective if you wait until the headache becomes severe to take this. After the initial dose you may take one capsule every 30 minutes until the migraine is relieved. The maximum number of doses for any single attack is six capsules. The maximum number of doses you may take in one week is twelve capsules. Do not use daily on a regular basis. If you reach the maximum number of doses during one attack or during one week and your migraine has not been relieved, consult your doctor. This medication is used to treat a headache once it occurs. It is not effective in preventing a migraine headache from occurring. For best results lie down in a quiet, dark room for an hour or two after taking this to help relieve the headache. If stomach upset occurs, this may be taken with food or milk.
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