Butalbital (5-allyl-5-isobutylbarbituric acid), a slightly bitter, white, odorless, crystalline powder, is a short to intermediate-acting barbiturate. Butalbital contains acetaminophen, which reduces fever and relieves pain. Butalbital is considered a barbiturate. This slows the brain and nerve impulses in the central nervous system, thereby causing relaxation. It … contains caffeine. This is thought to contrict blood vessels that, when dilated, might cause tension headaches. These three drugs, Butalbital, acetaminophen, and caffeine ease tension headaches caused by muscle contraction.
Butalbital, 5 allyl 5 isobutylbarbituric acid, is and action during the middle of barbiturates. It has the same chemical formula and talbutal, but a different structure. Butalbital often combined with other treatments, such as paracetamol (acetaminophen) or aspirin, and for the treatment of pain and headache are commonly prescribed. Combination of a variety of formulations with codeine for the treatment of tension headaches is FDA approved.
Butalbital is a barbiturate addiction. Butalbital mixed with alcohol should not be drunk because of the increased risk. Tell your doctor your medical history, a serious liver disease, alcohol or narcotic dependence, emotional or mental conditions, heart disease (arrhythmias, recent MI), stomach or small ulcer, and in particular all the allergies. Acetaminophen may cause liver damage. Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with acetaminophen, may increase your risk of liver injury. To prevent oversedation, avoid using alcohol and other sedative type of treatment, when taking Butalbital time.
Butalbital / APAP / Caffeine may cause you to become drowsy or less alert; so, or to participate fully in the spirit of the requirements of alert does not recommend the use of any hazardous activities, driving or operating dangerous machinery until you know your about this drug response. If you were to treat severe depression or severe depression or drug abuse history, in consultation with your doctor taking Butalbital / APAP / Caffeine before. Careful use of this drug, if you are elderly or in a weakened condition, if you have liver or kidney problems, or if you have severe gastrointestinal problems. This course contains acetaminophen (Tylenol), is toxic to your liver and can be fatal, when above the recommended dose as. Acetaminophen a total daily dose should not exceed 4000mg (4g), or 2000mg (2g), if you are elderly or a chronic acetaminophen users. Remember that many products contain acetaminophen reverse, and each tablet of this product contains 325mg.
Butalbital is used for several decades as an effective mild analgesic products to relieve headaches, tension headaches in particular. Can not take NSAIDs, opioid analgesics or other forms of many patients and found a good substitute Butalbital.
Butalbital: barbiturates may be habit-forming nature: tolerance, psychological dependence and physical dependence may occur on a large dose of barbiturates in particular, the following prolonged use. Barbiturates addict, the average daily dose is usually about 1500 mg. Because the development of tolerance barbiturates, the amount needed to maintain the same level of incremental drunk; of a lethal dose of tolerance, however, does not increase more than twice. When this happens, the drunk between dose and lethal dose smaller margin. Fatal dose of barbiturates less, if the alcohol was ingested. Major withdrawal symptoms (convulsions and consciousness disorders) may be too in 16 hours and took place in these drugs within the sudden stop after 5 days. Intensity of withdrawal symptoms in about 15 days declined. Barbiturate dependence treatment, including care and the gradual withdrawal of medication. By using a number of different withdrawal regimens, barbiturates dependent patients can be withdrawn. A way involved in the founding rules of treatment in patients with dose levels and gradually reduce the daily dosage as tolerated by the patients.
Important information about Fioricet
Do not use Fioricet if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to take medicine that contains acetaminophen. Do not take more Fioricet than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, pain, or sleep medication. Acetaminophen (sometimes abbreviated as APAP) is contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much acetaminophen which can lead to a fatal overdose. Check the label to see if a medicine contains acetaminophen or APAP.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage while taking Fioricet due to the acetaminophen component.
Before taking Fioricet
Do not use Fioricet if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects. Tell your doctor if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to take medicine that contains acetaminophen. You should not take Fioricet if you are allergic to acetaminophen, butalbital, or caffeine, or if you have porphyria.
To make sure you can safely take Fioricet, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
liver disease; or
a history of mental illness or suicidal thoughts.
Butalbital may be habit forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Never share Fioricet with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Fioricet will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. Acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use Fioricet without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Butalbital APAP Caffeine (Generic Fioricet) is a barbiturate sedative mixed with a non-aspirin pain medication (acetaminophen) and caffeine. This non-narcotic pain medication and relaxant is often prescribed for tension headaches caused by contractions of the muscles in the neck and shoulder area, and migraine.
Fioricet® (Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets USP) is supplied in tablet form for oral administration.
Each tablet contains the following active ingredients:
butalbital USP . . . . . . . . . . . .50 mg
acetaminophen USP . . . . . . 325 mg
caffeine USP . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 mg
Inactive Ingredients: crospovidone, FD&C Blue #1, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized starch, and stearic acid.
Butalbital (5-allyl-5-isobutylbarbituric acid), is a short to intermediate-acting barbiturate. It has the following structural formula:
C11H16N2O3 Mol. wt. 224.26
Acetaminophen (4´-hydroxyacetanilide), is a non-opiate, non-salicylate analgesic and antipyretic. It has the following structural formula:
C8H9NO2 Mol. wt. 151.17
Caffeine (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine), is a central nervous system stimulant. It has the following structural formula:
C8H10N4O2 Mol. wt. 194.19