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Methylergonovine Maleate prescribed for migraine

I have suffered with migraine's and osteoarthritis of my neck for years. I saw a headache specialist for this on a regular basis. If I developed a migraine that lasted for more then a week I would see the Dr., who would prescribe a 'burst' to zap the headache. We always found that my headaches would respond to Methergine. I finally decided that because my headaches were under control and the triggers were identified ( inflammation and strain from neck ), I could turn my med. prescriptions over to my PC Physician in order to eliminate so many appts. I recently saw her and we discussed my current head and neck pain and she ordered the Methylergonovine Maleate 0.2 mg, 1 tablet, 3 times per day. My question, does anyone else use this as a 'burst' and is this the correct dosage or is this the dosage for prevention of migraine's ? The headache specialist charges me for a full office call if I were to have them answer my question, ( one reason I left this clinic ). I cannot find anything about recommended dosage on the Internet and I want to stop this headache in it's tracks before my PT begins. Thank you for any advice.
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Hi and welcome to the Migraines & Headaches Community.

I have never heard of it. I googled it myself and all I am getting is websites saying it is used to treat bleeding after an abortion. So, I am stumped. Maybe someone else will come along that knows more about it. Good luck.
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Thank you for looking, yes, it contracts blood vessels which is how it works for headaches.
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