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Who should not take ergots for migraines?

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Don't take ergots if you have:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney or liver disease

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

American Migraine Foundation: "Commonly Used Acute Migraine Treatments."

Mayo Clinic: "Mayo Clinic Q and A: Botox a Treatment for Chronic Migraines, But Not a Cure" and "Migraine Treatment."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Migraine Information Page."

Neurology : "Evidence-based guideline update: Pharmacologic treatment for episodic migraine prevention in adults."

The Migraine Trust: "Medication."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Migraine headaches in adults (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

American Migraine Foundation: "Commonly Used Acute Migraine Treatments."

Mayo Clinic: "Mayo Clinic Q and A: Botox a Treatment for Chronic Migraines, But Not a Cure" and "Migraine Treatment."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Migraine Information Page."

Neurology : "Evidence-based guideline update: Pharmacologic treatment for episodic migraine prevention in adults."

The Migraine Trust: "Medication."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Migraine headaches in adults (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

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