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, 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] Its use for headaches i...

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Migraine help

After our 20th meeting with a different neurologist yesterday we came away with absolutely no treatment. The only thing that helps my son with his migraine is butalbital with codeine. The neurologist is no longer prescribing this and suggests that he take some aspirin. Last week he had the worst migraine he had ever had in his life and had fallen several times, was slurring his words and could not speak. I found him on the floor on the back porch where he had been for about 2 hours. The doctor sent him to get Act. Nothing showed such as a bleed or an aneurysm. I don't know where else to turn for him. The neurologist yesterday said to go to Johns Hopkins or the Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. At that time he asked us to leave at 9. To return or not to return. He said he was not t...

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Can you mix butalbital and suboxone?

Can you mix Butalbitals with Suboxone? ## Based on my research, there are moderately unsafe interactions found between Buprenorphine and Butalbital. (Buprenorphine is one of the two ingredients found in Suboxone). The drug interaction guidelines note the following: Coadministration with drugs that are inducers of CYP450 3A4 may decrease the plasma concentrations and efficacy of Buprenorphine, which is metabolized in the liver by the isoenzyme. In addition, some of these inducers (anticonvulsants and barbiturates) may have additive central nervous system-depressant effects with Buprenorphine. I hope this info helps! Please post back if you have any other questions or comments to add. ## I have been on subs for 5 years and the whole time I been on it I have been taking fioricet.of course ...

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butalbital tablets or capsules

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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are butalbital acetaminophen caff tabs the same asbut apap caf codeine

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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can I take two 325 butalbital upon awakening and 5mg oxycodone throughout the day four hours apart

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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Effects of Alcohol with Butalbital Acetaminophen Caffeine 50-325-40

I have taken 3 doses of Butalbital Acetaminophen Caffeine (50-325-40) within the last 9 hours. My last one being an hour ago. Is it safe to have a few margaritas? ## According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (umm.edu / drug interaction tool), alcohol has a high interaction potential with acetaminophen and butalbital. They go on to note that taking this combination together is not recommend and may result in dangerous side effects including but not limited to the following: Slowing down your nervous system, liver damage, loss of balance, dizziness, slurred speech, feeling confused, experiencing changes in mental awareness, abdominal pain, having chills, fevers, yellow skin or itchy skin, dark urine or dark-colored stools. You can also cross-reference this by visiting the web...

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butalbital acetaminophen caffeine 50/325/40 uses

How long does it take for the pain from a bad migraine to go away? I've been taking the pills for 3 days and I still have my bad migraine. ## Hello, Char! How are you? I am so sorry about the migraine. It should have helped by now, if it was going to do so. As detailed by the NIH, these types of medication usually start to work within 15 to 20 minutes of taking them, so relief should be felt soon after. It might be time to explore other migraine relief options, such as different medications. Dilaudid is often used by hospital ERs to treat them. Have you ever tried it? It's an idea you can discuss with your doctor, anyway. The FDA does warn that it carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, and constipation. ## Char, ...

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butalbital/apap/caffeine tablets

For tension 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 re...

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Blue round pill with t 247

This is generic Fioricet (Butalbital 325mg / Acetaminophen 50mg / Caffeine 40mg) pain medication prescribed for severe migraine and sinus headaches. It has been around for decades. It is not an opiate and this is not considered a "scheduled medication", (yet, the brand name of this medication "Fiorinal" IS labeled a schedule III controlled drug). It may cause drowsiness and it can be habit forming. (Photo here: Pill Image) ## Thank you for providing such a thorough pill identification, description and image for reference. For additional verification, I also wanted to add that this pill is reportedly manufactured by Alvogen Inc. and carries a National Drug Code of 47781-0536. Does anyone here have feedback on how well this works for migraine and/or headache relief? From w...

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replacement for butalbital aspirin caffeine 50/325/50?

Is there a replacement for butalbital/aspirin/caffeine out there 50/325/50? It was the combo of the drug that worked for me. ## Hi Debbie, I know that you can certainly find Aspirin and Caffeine on there own OTC, but as far as Butalbital is concerned, I think you may have to talk with your doctor or pharmacist about other drugs in the same class of "Barbiturates" (such as Phenobarbital). This combination of meds is most commonly used for treating tension headaches and mild pain relief, but I believe it has a few other uses as well. However, depending on what you plan on using it for, there are plenty of other natural alternatives that are well worth trying in my opinion. If you could please post back with any additional details on what you're using it for, I'd be more th...

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butalbital tablets or capsules
Is there a difference between the white tablets- WESTWARD 785 and the green capsules that say Lannett 1552 on them? Buta... 14 replies
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butalbital acetaminophen caffeine 50/325/40 uses
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Butalbital Substitute
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## I am looking for information on a medication called Fiorinal which contains butalbital. ## Do you mean Fioricet? This... 3 replies
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My boyfriend is a Vietnam Vet and he has a rod in his leg and suffers from migraines all the time sometimes 3 days strai... 2 replies
Butalbital 50mg Apap 325 Mg Tab
What is the maximum allowed dose per day? ## 50mg of Butalbital + 325 mg of Acetaminophen appears to be an average dose ... 2 replies
butalbital + acetaminophen + caffeine 50/325/40
There is no label on my butalbital + acetaminophen + caffeine. What is it used for? And is it a narcotic? ## Hello, Patr... 1 reply






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