Uses of Butalbital
This combination medication is employed to treat tension headaches. Acetaminophen helps to decrease the pain from the headache. Caffeine helps increase the consequences of acetaminophen. Butalbital may be a sedative that helps to decrease anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation.
How to use BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE
See also Warning section.
Take this medication orally with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually every 4 hours as required.
If you’re using the liquid sort of this medication, carefully measure the dose employing a special measuring device/spoon. don’t use a household spoon because you’ll not get the right dose.
The dosage is predicated on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment. This medication works best if it’s used because the first signs of a headache occur. If you wait until the headache has worsened, the medication might not work also.
If you suddenly stop using this medication, you’ll have withdrawal symptoms (such as nausea/vomiting, mental/mood changes, seizures). to assist prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Withdrawal is more likely if you’ve got used this medication for an extended time or in high doses. Tell your doctor or pharmacist directly if you’ve got withdrawal.
Though it helps many of us, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk could also be higher if you’ve got a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lower the danger of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Tell your doctor if you notice increased use of this medication, a worsening of headaches, a rise within the number of headaches, the medication not working also, or use of this medication for quite 2 headache episodes every week. don’t take quite recommended. Your doctor may have to vary your medication and/or add a separate medication to stop headaches.