Caffox

By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor

Generic Name: Caffox Brand Name(s): Caffox.

Uses

What is caffox used for?

Caffox is commonly used to treat or prevent migraine, cluster headache, migraine attack, fatigue, headache, drowsiness and other conditions.

How should I take caffox?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never use more than your recommended dose. Overuse of migraine headache medicine can make headaches worse. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your migraine attacks. This medicine is not for daily use.

To use caffeine and ergotamine tablets:

  • Take 2 tablets of caffox as soon as you notice headache symptoms, or after an attack has already begun.
  • If your headache does not completely go away, you may take 1 more tablet after at least 30 minutes have passed.
  • If additional medication is needed, you may take 1 tablet every 30 minutes up to a total of 6 tablets for one migraine attack.

If you still have migraine symptoms after taking a total of 6 tablets, call your doctor. Do not take more than a total of 6 tablets in any 24-hour period. Do not take more than a total of 10 tablets over a period of 7 days.

How do I store caffox?

Caffox is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store caffox in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of caffox that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush caffox down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using caffox?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of caffox or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using caffox during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking caffox.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from caffox?

Side effects may occur when using this drug, such as:

  • Leg weakness
  • Chest pain
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle pain in the legs or arms
  • Blue hands and feet
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Pain, burning, or tingling in the fingers and toes

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with caffox?

Caffox may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug are:

  • Aprepitant
  • Cimetidine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Haloperidol
  • Imatinib
  • Nicotine
  • An antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, erythromycin, metronidazole, norfloxacin, tetracycline
  • Antifungal medication such as lotrimazole, fluconazole, voriconazole
  • An antidepressant such as desipramine, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, sertraline
  • Diet pills, stimulants, or ADHD medication
  • Heart or blood pressure medication such as amiodarone, diltiazem, dronedarone, lidocaine, propranolol, verapamil
  • HIV/AIDS medication such as atazanavir, fosamprenavir, efavirenz, darunavir when given with ritonavir, saquinavir
  • Medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies

Does food or alcohol interact with caffox?

Caffox may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with caffox?

Caffox may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Blood circulation problems
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • A serious infection called sepsis

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using caffox.

What is the dose of caffox for an adult?

Cluster Headache

The recommended dose is 2 mg ergotamine in fixed combination with caffeine given as quickly as possible after the first symptom of headache.

Additional 1 mg doses can be given every 30 minutes until the headache has been aborted or until a total dose of 6 mg has been reached or 10 mg/week.

Migraine

The recommended dose is 2 mg ergotamine in fixed combination with caffeine given as quickly as possible after the first symptom of headache.

Additional 1 mg doses can be given every 30 minutes until the headache has been aborted or until a total dose of 6 mg has been reached or 10 mg/week.

What is the dose of caffox for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is caffox available?

Caffox is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of caffox, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: June 20, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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