Who should not take Cafergot?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- abnormal heart rhythm
- an ulcer from too much stomach acid
- necrotizing enterocolitis, or inflammation and tissue death in the colon and small intestine
- severe liver disease
- chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)
- chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
- high blood pressure
- coronary artery disease
- cerebral ischemia, a lack of blood supply to the brain
- Raynaud's phenomenon, a condition where blood vessels constrict too much with coldness or stress
- peripheral vascular disease
- thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
- inadequate blood flow in the extremities
- a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
- liver problems
- retroperitoneal fibrosis
- decreased kidney function
- excessive itching
- ergot alkaloid toxicity
- a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
- thickening of the lining of the lung
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