GENERIC NAME: ERGOTAMINE/CAFFEINE/BELLADONNA ALK - ORAL (er-GOT-uh-meen/kaff-EEN/bell-uh-DON-uh)
USES: This medication is used to treat migraine and other types of recurring, throbbing headaches.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as directed at the earliest sign a headache is starting. It will take longer to be effective if you wait until the headache becomes severe. For best results, lie down in a quiet, dark room for an hour or two after taking this to help relieve the headache. Take this medication exactly as directed. If necessary, the dose may be repeated every 20 to 30 minutes until the headache pain stops or a total of 6 tablets have been ingested, whichever comes first. Do not take more than 6 tablets for a single headache attack or more than 12 tablets in a 7 day period. If you require more medication than this, consult your doctor. If stomach upset occurs, this may be taken with food or milk.
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