This combination medication is used to treat tension headaches. Acetaminophen helps to reduce the pain in the headache. Caffeine speeds up the effects of acetaminophen. Butalbital can be a sedative that helps you to decrease anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation.
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Take prescription drugs by mouth with or without food as directed because of your doctor, usually every 4 hours as needed.
If you happen to be with all the liquid form of this medication, carefully look at the dose by using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a family group spoon when you might not receive the correct dose.
The dosage is dependant on your problem, age, and reply to treatment. This medication is ideal whether it is used as the first signs of a headache occur. If you delay until the headache has worsened, the medication might not exactly be well.
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, particularly when it's been used regularly for a long period or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (like nausea/vomiting, mental/mood changes, seizures) may occur should you suddenly stop using prescription drugs. To prevent withdrawal reactions, a medical expert may decrease your dose gradually. Report any withdrawal reactions immediately.
Though it helps many people, medicines may sometimes cause addiction. This risk could possibly be higher in case you have an ingredient use disorder (such as overuse of or dependence on drugs/alcohol). Take medicines exactly as prescribed in order to reduce the potential risk of addiction. Ask your physician or pharmacist for additional information.
Tell your physician in case you notice increased using this medication, a worsening of headaches, an increase in the amount of headaches, the medication no longer working at the same time, or use of medicines for more than 2 headache episodes a week. Do not take a lot more than recommended. Your doctor should change your medication and/or include a separate medication to avoid the headaches.
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Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, dry mouth, shaking (tremor), breathlessness, increased urination, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, or trouble sleeping may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, tell your medical professional or pharmacist promptly.
To lower your probability of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising coming from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that a medical expert has prescribed medicines as he or she has judged the profit to you is greater than potential risk of side effects. Many people using prescription drugs will not have serious side effects.
Tell your medical professional immediately if these unlikely but serious unwanted effects occur: mental/mood changes, fainting, seizures, fast/irregular heartbeat.
A serious hypersensitivity for this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away in the event you notice any the signs of a serious hypersensitivity, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This isn't a complete report on possible negative effects. If you notice other effects unpublished above, contact your physician or pharmacist.
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Call your medical professional for medical health advice about unwanted effects. You may report unwanted effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical health advice about unwanted side effects. You may report negative effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Before taking medicines, tell your medical professional or pharmacist if you might be allergic to acetaminophen, caffeine, or butalbital; or to other barbiturates (for example phenobarbital) or xanthine derivatives (for example theophylline); or if you have every other allergies. This product might have inactive ingredients, that may cause allergic reactions or another problems. Talk to your pharmacist for additional information.
Before using this medication, tell your physician or pharmacist your health background, especially of: severe breathing problems (like bronchopneumonia), a certain enzyme disorder (porphyria), liver disease, kidney disease, personal or family history of an element use disorder (like overuse of or obsession with drugs/alcohol), mental/mood disorders, abdominal/stomach problems (for example stomach ulcer).
This drug could make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do just about anything that requires alertness before you can perform it safely. Avoid alcohol consumption. Talk to your medical professional if you happen to be using marijuana.
Liquid products could have alcohol, sugar and/or aspartame. Caution is suggested in case you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, liver disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or every other condition that will need you to limit/avoid these substances in what you eat. Ask your physician or pharmacist about employing this product safely.
Before having surgical treatment or certain surgical procedure (such as a heart stress test or a procedure to restore a standard heart rhythm should you have an unusually fast heartbeat), tell your doctor or dentist that you use medicines resulting in all of the products you utilize (including prescribed drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults could possibly be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness and trouble drifting off to sleep. These unwanted effects can increase potential risk of falling.
During pregnancy, prescription drugs must be used only when clearly needed. Using it for long periods or in high doses close to the expected delivery date isn't recommended due to possible harm to the baby. Discuss the hazards and benefits with a medical expert. Infants born to mothers who may have used prescription drugs on an extended time may have withdrawal symptoms for example irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, seizures, or diarrhea. Tell your physician right away if you notice all of these symptoms inside your newborn.
This drug passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects with a nursing infant. Consult your medical professional before breast-feeding.
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