This combination medicine is accustomed to treat tension headaches. Acetaminophen allows you reduce the pain from your headache. Caffeine speeds up the effects of acetaminophen. Butalbital can be a sedative that really helps to decrease anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation.
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Take medicines by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually every 4 hours when needed.
If you are while using liquid form of prescription drugs, carefully appraise the dose by using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon since you may not have the correct dose.
The dosage is based on your problem, age, and response to treatment. This medication works best if it's used since the first warning signs of a headache occur. If you delay until the headache has worsened, the medication may not work as well.
This medication could cause withdrawal reactions, particularly when many experts have used regularly for years or perhaps high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (for example nausea/vomiting, mental/mood changes, seizures) may occur should you suddenly stop using prescription drugs. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may decrease your dose gradually. Report any withdrawal reactions without delay.
Though it will help a lot of people, prescription drugs may sometimes cause addiction. This risk might be higher if you have an element use disorder (including overuse of or obsession with drugs/alcohol). Take prescription drugs the same manner prescribed to lower the chance of addiction. Ask a medical expert or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your physician should you notice increased using prescription drugs, a worsening of headaches, an increase in the volume of headaches, the medication broken as well, or use of this medication for more than 2 headache episodes weekly. Do not take greater than recommended. Your doctor might need to 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), difficulty breathing, increased urination, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, or trouble sleeping may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, tell a medical expert or pharmacist promptly.
To decrease your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, wake up slowly when rising coming from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that your physician has prescribed prescription drugs because he or she has judged how the benefit to you is greater than the risk of unwanted side effects. Many people using this medication don't have serious side effects.
Tell your medical professional without delay if these unlikely but serious unwanted side effects occur: mental/mood changes, fainting, seizures, fast/irregular heartbeat.
A grave allergic reaction to the drug is rare. However, get medical help without delay in case you notice any the signs of a serious allergic attack, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially with the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This just isn't a complete list of possible negative effects. If you notice other effects unpublished above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for health advice about negative effects. You may report unwanted side 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 unwanted effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Before taking prescription drugs, tell your medical professional or pharmacist if you happen to be allergic to acetaminophen, caffeine, or butalbital; as well as to other barbiturates (including phenobarbital) or xanthine derivatives (including theophylline); or if you have some other allergies. This product might have inactive ingredients, that may cause allergy symptoms and other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more information.
Before using this medication, tell your medical professional or pharmacist your health background, especially of: severe breathing problems (including bronchopneumonia), some enzyme disorder (porphyria), liver disease, kidney disease, personal or ancestors and family history of an ingredient use disorder (for example overuse of or obsession with drugs/alcohol), mental/mood disorders, abdominal/stomach problems (for example stomach ulcer).
This drug will make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or a single thing that has to have alertness before you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your medical professional if you might be using marijuana.
Liquid products could have alcohol, sugar and/or aspartame. Caution is advised in the event you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, liver disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or some other condition that will need that you limit/avoid these substances in your diet. Ask a medical expert or pharmacist about using this product safely.
Before having surgery or certain surgical procedures (for example a heart stress test or a procedure to restore an average heart rhythm in case you have an unusually fast heartbeat), tell your physician or dentist the application of medicines and about every one of the products you utilize (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults may be more responsive 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 ought to be used not until clearly needed. Using it for very long periods or perhaps high doses nearby the expected delivery date isn't recommended due to possible trouble for the baby. Discuss the hazards and benefits with your medical professional. Infants born to mothers who may have used medicines to have an extended time may have withdrawal symptoms like irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, seizures, or diarrhea. Tell your medical professional right away if you notice all of these symptoms with your newborn.
This drug passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects over a nursing infant. Consult your physician before breast-feeding.
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