Butalbital

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Butalbital Overview

Butalbital is a barbiturate with an intermediate duration of action. Butalbital is often combined with other medications, such as acetaminophen (paracetamol) or aspirin, and is commonly prescribed for the treatment of pain and headache. The various formulations combined with codeine are FDA-approved for the treatment of tension headaches. Butalbital has the same chemical formula as talbutal but a different structure—one that presents as 5-allyl-5-isobutylbarbituric acid.[2] Content...

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butal acet caff 50/325/40 uses
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Hi, my name is kelly. My doctor told me to take butal for my headaches and when I looked it up it's saying it's not for headaches at all. It's for people who have add and other issues. ## Hello, Kelly! How are you? No, Butalbital is a barbiturate that is commonly combined with other medications, such as the Acetaminophen and Caffeine in this medication, to treat migraines and tension headaches. The name brand for it is Fioricet. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, insomnia and nervousness. I'm not sure what you were reading. Where did you look it up?
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butalbital tablets or capsules
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Is there a difference between the white tablets- WESTWARD 785 and the green capsules that say Lannett 1552 on them? Butalbital/aspirin/caffeine- 40/325/50 - I take 2 tablets and my headache goes away, the green capsules two of them and I throw up, so I'm scared to take them. Butalbital is discontinued anyhow, so now I have nothing to take for a headache. Any alternative that hasn't been discontinued out there as effective as Westward 785 white tablets are? Thanks. ## Hello, Debbie! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems that you've been having. There are two possible reasons that the capsules might have made you ill, though the tablets did not. The first is due to how fast the medication hits your stomach, when you take the tablets, you have to digest them with stomac...
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butalbital/apap/caffeine tablets
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tenison headaches ## For more info on this drug check out the page on Acetaminophen + Butalbital + Caffeine, it is the same drug. Thank You. ## What is Butalbital used for and is it also known as a downer ## what is Butalbital, im not understanding what this drug does? ## I am 49 years old,I have had 3 heart attacks 5 stents open heart and 5 bypasses.I have panic attacks,.And I am on a lot of medican.The doctor gives me tremadol twice a day and but/apap.caf fouf times a day but I only take it at bedtime,is this ok or should I take it more.I have headackes alot but I dont want to sleep all the time.thank you . ## i have constant headaches that dont go away i was recently given this drug to take 1 pill per day but it still does not releive my pain, what or how much should i take to releiv...
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butalbital + acetaminophen + caffeine 50/325/40
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There is no label on my butalbital + acetaminophen + caffeine. What is it used for? And is it a narcotic? ## Hello, Patricia! How are you? The FDA lists this medication as being most commonly used for the treatment and prevention of migraines and no, it is a barbiturate. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, stomach irritation, insomnia and nervousness. Is there anything else I can help with?
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can I take two 325 butalbital upon awakening and 5mg oxycodone throughout the day four hours apart
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I am 80 years old and use oxycodone very sparingly for neuropathy. To help prevent possible dependency I usually take one 5mg oxycodone about four hours apart. I weigh 210 pounds and my prescription allows two 5mg pills every six hours, but that dose clouds my thinking even though it does manage pain better. I usually get by with taking one 5mg oxycodone pill no more than three times each day beginning from about 10am. Getting up each morning is the most difficult; If I take two 325mg Butalbital tablets upon arising I seem to get a little boost, so that I can function enough to get going without too much discomfort. I don't start taking Oxycodone until after breakfast, at least two to three hours after getting up. Only on a rare occasion, where I must be very active through the day ...
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Butalb Acetamin Caff 50 325 40
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Is it possible to overdose on this drug in a way that causes death? What are the symptoms? ## Hello, From what I can gather, this combination can potentially be fatal, but you would have to ingest a very significant amount. A serious overdose of butalbital and acetaminophen may result in toxicity. Toxicity due to caffeine is less likely, due to the fairly small amounts in this formulation. The symptoms of overdosing on these medications are as follows: Butalbital: toxicity from Barbituate poisoning may include confusion, drowsiness, and coma; respiratory depression; hypotension; and hypovolemic shock. Acetaminophen: dose-dependent, potentially fatal hepatic necrosis is the most serious adverse effect. Renal tubular necroses, hypoglycemic coma, and coagulation defects may also occur. Ear...
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are butalbital acetaminophen caff tabs the same asbut apap caf codeine
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Are these two the same? One says butalbital/acetaminophen/caff tabs the other says but/apap/caf codeine the first one in a pill white round v on one side 3220 on other side the next one is a cap. Blue and white with 3220 on the white part ## Hi Bri, From what I could gather, the blue and white capsule marked with WATSON on the blue half and 3220 on the white half, reportedly contains 325mgs of Acetaminophen + 50mg of Butalbital + 40mg of Caffeine + 30mg of Codeine. The other pill you mentioned with a marking of V 3220 doesn't seem to exist when I go to look it up. However I did come across a very similar white round pill imprinted with a V on one side and 2355 on the other. This particular tablet contains 325mgs of Acetaminophen + 50mg of Butalbital + 40mg of Caffeine; but does NOT ...
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headache and high blood pressure
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Recently while on vacation in Arizona, I got a severe headache ( I think from a strain?), went to a clinic & they said my blood pressure was 185/110. Their first drug (lisinopril 20 mg) was for blood pressure and also an injection of toradol. Two days later the headache was still there and they prescribed a pill (Butalbit/acetam/caf 40 mg/tablet ). The headache and BP are in control but I am concerned on taking a barbiturate, is there an alternative and what would be the process to eliminate the drugs. General research shows Butalbit is being discontinued?? or not a preferred choice. ## Hello, Marie! How are you feeling? I'm very sorry about the problems that you're having. There is a chance that the headache was due to your blood pressure being so elevated. It can cause sev...
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Butalbital is still being made
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butalbital has not been completely discontinued ..only one company has stopped making it...i just renewed my prescription at cvs yesterday and with a coupon it costs 18.00 for 30 and $40 for 90... im on medicare only that is what i paid ## Hello, Gerry! How are you? That is correct, the tablets are no longer being manufactured, just the capsules. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness and drowsiness. Are there any questions or concerns?
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Butalbital Substitute
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I was previously taking Butalbital Compund 50-325-40 twice a day for about 4 years for tension headaches. My doctor now has started me on Nortriptyline and no more Butalbital. Anyone else with tension headaches who had to make this switch and did Nortriptyline really help? Vince P ## Hello, Vince! How are you? Yes, everyone is having to make a switch. As to whether or not Nortriptyline will work, the only way to find out is to try it and see. These medications do help some people that suffer migraines and tension headaches, so you may experience good results with it. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Does anyone know why they have discontinued the Butalbital compound ( Fiorinal) tablets? I have taken this...
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