||Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets
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Butalbital, a barbiturate, is a relaxant. This medication is used for treatment of tension (or muscle contraction) headaches and other conditions where a relaxant and pain relief action is required. Such conditions include migraine headaches as well as menstrual pain and pain experienced after giving birth.
Your doctor may choose to use this medication for other conditions not listed here. If you're unsure why you are taking this medication, contact your doctor.
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Butalbital APAP Warnings and Side Effects
Butalbital/APAP/Caffeine comes as a capsule and tablet to take by mouth. The usual dosage is one to two tablets every 4-6 hours, but should be taken as directed by your physician. Total daily dosage should not exceed 6 tablets. Extended and repeated use of this product is not recommended because of the potential for physical dependence.
Butalbital APAP Warnings and Side Effects
Butalbital/APAP/Caffeine may cause you to become drowsy or less alert; therefore, driving or operating dangerous machinery or participating in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness is not recommended until you know your response to this drug. If you are being treated for severe depression or have a history of severe depression or drug abuse, consult with your doctor before taking Butalbital/APAP/Caffeine. Use this drug with caution if you are elderly or in a weakened condition, if you have liver or kidney problems, or if you have severe abdominal trouble. This medication contains acetaminophen (Tylenol), which is toxic to your liver and can be fatal when take above the recommended dosage.
The total daily dose of acetaminophen should not exceed 4000mg (4g), or 2000mg (2g) if you are elderly or a chronic user of acetaminophen. Keep in mind that many over the counter products contain acetaminophen, and each tablet of this product contains 325mg. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Butalbital/APAP/Caffeine can affect a developing baby. It also appears in breast milk. If this medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding your baby until your treatment is finished.
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, or nausea. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Butalbital APAP Missed Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Butalbital APAP Storage
Store below 86 F (30 C); dispense in a tight container and out of reach of children.
Butalbital APAP Overdose
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, excessive sweating, dark urine, stomach pain, extreme fatigue, unusual drowsiness or dizziness, lack of feeling alert, slow or shallow breathing, cold or clammy skin, and loss of consciousness.
Butalbital APAP More Information
Do not take Butalbital/APAP/Caffeine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) in the last 14 days. Dangerous side effects could result. Butalbital/APAP/Caffeine may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), other pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine unless your doctor approves.
Butalbital APAP Disclaimer
This drug information is for your information purposes only, it is not intended that this information covers all uses, directions, drug interactions, precautions, or adverse effects of your medication. This is only general information, and should not be relied on for any purpose. It should not be construed as containing specific instructions for any particular patient. We disclaim all responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of this information, and/or any consequences arising from the use of this information, including damage or adverse consequences to persons or property, however such damages or consequences arise. No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made in regards to this information.