This combination medication is used to treat tension headaches. Acetaminophen allows you reduce the pain through the headache. Caffeine speeds up the effects of acetaminophen. Butalbital can be a sedative that helps to decrease anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation.
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Take prescription drugs by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually every 4 hours as needed.
If you happen to be with all the liquid way of medicines, carefully look at the dose employing a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon since you might not exactly receive the correct dose.
The dosage is founded on your condition, age, and response to treatment. This medication is ideal whether it is used because first signs and symptoms of a headache occur. If you delay until the headache has worsened, the medication may well not act as well.
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, in particular when it is often used regularly for a long time or even in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (like nausea/vomiting, mental/mood changes, seizures) may occur should you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, a medical expert may lessen your dose gradually. Report any withdrawal reactions immediately.
Though it helps many individuals, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher should you have an element use disorder (for example overuse of or obsession with drugs/alcohol). Take prescription drugs the same manner prescribed to reduce the chance of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell a medical expert in case you notice increased use of this medication, a worsening of headaches, an increase in the volume of headaches, the medication broken too, or utilization of prescription drugs for more than 2 headache episodes a week. Do not take over recommended. Your doctor should make positive changes to medication and/or include a separate medication to prevent the headaches.
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Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, dry mouth, shaking (tremor), shortness of breath, increased urination, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, or sleep problems may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your medical professional or pharmacist promptly.
To lessen your probability of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from your sitting or lying position.
Remember that your medical professional has prescribed prescription drugs because he or she gets judged that this help to you is in excess of the chance of negative effects. Many people using prescription drugs will not have serious side effects.
Tell your physician without delay if any of these unlikely but serious unwanted side effects occur: mental/mood changes, fainting, seizures, fast/irregular heartbeat.
A very serious hypersensitive reaction to this particular drug is rare. However, get medical help without delay if you notice any the signs of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially with the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is just not a complete set of possible unwanted side effects. If you notice other effects unpublished above, contact your physician or pharmacist.
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Call your medical professional for health advice about unwanted side effects. You may report unwanted side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for health advice about unwanted side effects. You may report unwanted effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Before taking this medication, tell your medical professional or pharmacist if you're allergic to acetaminophen, caffeine, or butalbital; in order to other barbiturates (including phenobarbital) or xanthine derivatives (including theophylline); or in case you have some other allergies. This product might have inactive ingredients, that may cause allergic reactions or any other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using medicines, tell a medical expert or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: severe breathing problems (such as bronchopneumonia), a specific enzyme disorder (porphyria), liver disease, kidney disease, personal or family history of an element use disorder (for example overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol), mental/mood disorders, abdominal/stomach problems (such as stomach ulcer).
This drug could make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana could make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that really needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcohol based drinks. Talk to a medical expert if you're using marijuana.
Liquid products may contain alcohol, sugar and/or aspartame. Caution is advised in case you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, liver disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that needs one to limit/avoid these substances in what you eat. Ask a medical expert or pharmacist about by using this product safely.
Before having surgery or certain surgical procedure (like a heart stress test or possibly a procedure to bring back a normal heart rhythm if you have an unusually fast heartbeat), tell a medical expert or dentist that you apply prescription drugs resulting in every one of the products you use (including prescription medications, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults may be more responsive to the unwanted side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness and trouble dropping off to sleep. These unwanted effects can increase potential risk of falling.
During pregnancy, prescription drugs needs to be used only once clearly needed. Using it for long periods or perhaps high doses near the expected delivery date is not recommended as a result of possible problems for the baby. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor. Infants born to mothers who've used this medication to have an extended time might have withdrawal symptoms for example irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, seizures, or diarrhea. Tell your medical professional immediately if you notice some of these symptoms in your newborn.
This drug passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects over a nursing infant. Consult a medical expert before breast-feeding.
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