Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine - Drug Information

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General Information on Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine

Generic Name : Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine

Pronunciation : as' pir in -byoo' tal' bi tal- kaf' een

Latest prescription information about Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine

International- Farbital, Fiorinal, Fiormor, Fiortal, Fortabs, Idenal, Isollyl, Laniroif.

Why is Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains barbiturate, central nervous system stimulant, analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agents, prescribed for relieving tension headaches.  

When should Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine?

One or 2 capsules (50mg/325mg/40mg) every 4 hours. Total daily dosage should not exceed 6 capsules.

How should Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine be taken?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of breathing problems, asthma, blood clotting disorders, liver disease, kidney disease, heartburn, gout, growths in the nose, alcohol abuse, certain enzyme deficiencies (G6-PD deficiency), mental/mood disorders, heart disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise patient may get addicted to this medication.

What are the side effects of Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine?

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.
   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness and confusion.
   Miscellaneous : Itching, fever, ear pain, nasal congestion, ringing in the ear, bloody or blacky stools and diffcuilty in breathing.

What are the other precautions for Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Aspirin, Butalbital and Caffeine?

Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.

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