Caffeine is used in the treatment of migraine.
Ergotamine is used in acute attack of migraine and raynaud's disease.
Paracetamol is used in fever, headache, pain during menstruation, arthralgia, myalgia, dental pain and post operative pain.
Prochlorperazine is used in nausea, vomiting, vertigo, meniere's disease and schizophrenia.
How it works
Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Caffeine works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thus relieving the migraine headache.
Migraine headaches are thought to result from the dilatation of blood vessels in the head. Ergotamine works by constricting (narrowing) these blood vessels, thereby relieving the migraine headaches.
Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that is responsible for pain and fever.
Prochlorperazine works by blocking dopamine receptor in the brain and gut which trigger nausea and vomiting. It works in schizophrenia at high dose by blocking dopamine in certain brain regions that affect thoughts and mood.
Common side effects
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Dehydration.
Nausea, Vomiting, Muscle pain.
Allergic reaction, Liver damage.
Drowsiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).