Active Ingredient(s):Acetaminophen + Butalbital FDA Approved: * June 28, 1985 Pharm Company: *MALLINCKRODT Category:Migraine / Tension Headache
Butalbital is a barbiturate with an intermediate duration of action. Butalbital is often combined with other medications, such as paracetamol (acetaminophen) or aspirin, 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.
* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.