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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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Can you mix butalbital and suboxone?
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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/apap/caffeine tablets
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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...
Updated 7 days ago.
Blue round pill with t 247
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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...
Updated 1 month ago.
replacement for butalbital aspirin caffeine 50/325/50?
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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...
Updated 1 month ago.
butalbital acetaminophen caffeine 50/325/40 uses
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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 M...
Updated 3 months ago.
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...
Updated 5 months ago.
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 ...
Updated 6 months ago.
Is Butalbital like Oxycodone?
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I have been on Oxycodone/Acetaminophen 10-325MG, taking 4 daily for about a year for back problems. Recently I ran out for a couple of days and have been feeling like I am going through detox. My doctor has been out of office until tomorrow. My wife has a script of Butalbital/Acetaminophen/Caffeine/Codeine 50-300-40-30. Could I take one of these to take the edge off until tomorrow? ## The closest ingredient related is the Codeine, but it is much weaker than Oxycodone, it is a very mild opiate. The FDA warns that it carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Withdrawal symptoms can be normal, if you run out of such a medication early. In the future, if possible, it would be best to schedule doctor...
Updated 6 months ago.
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? ## I am surprised that nobody has mentioned Imitrex for migraines. I used it in the past, when I was having multiple migraines every week. Thankfully they're down to one every ...
Updated 8 months ago.
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Watson on one side-3369on the other side-round white tablet ## Located a match it's Butalbital 50 mg, Acetaminophen 325 mg, and Caffeine 40 mg, which is indicated for the treatment of complex and muscle contraction headaches. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## Watson fiorcet (generic) with 2356 on back and a W on front. Does this contain caffiene? ## Am I only allowed to take one pill at a time?
Updated 1 year ago.

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