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ACETAMINOPHEN + BUTALBITAL

Acetaminophen is used to relieve pain and reduce fever. Butalbital belongs in a group of drugs called barbiturates that works by relaxing muscle contractions involved in a tension headache.

This combination medication is used to treat tension headaches. However, this drug is not used to treat occasional headaches or headaches that come and go.

Do not take this drug:

  • More than prescribed. Too much Acetaminophen may damage our liver.
  • If you have a history of drug abuse or addiction.

Common side effects may include:

  • Headache, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Shaky Feeling
  • Drunk Feeling
  • Vomiting, Constipation
  • Heartburn, Trouble Swallowing
  • Numbness or Tingly Feeling
  • Dry Mouth
  • Sweating or Urinating More than Usual
  • Leg Pain, Tired Muscles
  • Stuffy Nose, Ear Pain, Ringing in your Ears
  • Mild Itching

Notify your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen.

Your doctor may have prescribed this medication because he or she judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.

Serious side effects may include:

  • Severe Allergic Reaction
  • Fast or Pounding Heart Rate
  • Feeling Short of Breath
  • Feeling Like You Might Pass Out
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Feeling Restless, Excited, or Agitated
  • Seizure (Convulsions)
  • Liver Problems–Nausea, Upper Stomach Pain, Itching, Tiredness, Loss of Appetite, Dark Urine, Clay-Colored Stools, Jaundice (Yellowing of the Skin or Eyes)

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these serious side effects.

Precautions

Before you take this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to any of its content or if you have any other allergies.
  • Your medical condition, especially of:
  • Liver Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • A Stomach or Intestinal Disorder
  • A History of Drug or Alcohol Addiction

This drug may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision. Avoid activities requiring alertness or clear vision such as driving until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit the use of alcohol and certain other medications that cause drowsiness.

Older adults and children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness, drowsiness, mental or mood changes, constipation, fast heartbeat, trouble urinating, or blood pressure changes.

 

Interactions

Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Possible interactions with this drug are:

  • Sleeping Pill
  • Narcotic Pain Medicine
  • Prescription Cough Medicine
  • A Muscle Relaxer
  • Medicine for Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Seizures

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

  • Loss of Appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach Pain
  • Sweating
  • Confusion
  • Weakness
  • Pain in the Upper Stomach
  • Dark Urine
  • Yellowing of your Skin or the Whites of your Eyes
  • Extreme Drowsiness
  • Shallow Breathing

Available brand/s:

  • Alvedon
  • Baropyrine
  • Biocet
  • Biogesic

 

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