Who should not take Cafergot?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • high blood pressure
  • heart attack within the last 30 days
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • ulcer from stomach acid
  • inflamed colon and small intestine with some tissue death
  • severe liver disease
  • seizures
  • chronic trouble sleeping
  • moderate to severe kidney impairment
  • porphyria
  • coronary artery disease
  • lack of blood supply to the brain
  • occasional numbness
  • prickling
  • or tingling of fingers and toes
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • blood clot in vein
  • inadequate blood flow in the extremities
  • lung fibrosis
  • liver problems
  • retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • kidney disease with reduction in kidney function
  • severe itching
  • diarrhea
  • ergot alkaloid toxicity
  • pregnancy
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • Thickening of the Lining of the Lung
  • Sepsis


  • Xanthines
  • Coffee
  • Guarana
  • Ergot Alkaloids
  • Amine Ergot Alkaloid
  • Hydrogenated Ergot Alkaloid
  • Semi-Synthetic Ergot Alkaloid
  • Dopamine Receptor Agonist

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