What is Butalbital APAP Caffeine ?

Butalbital, acetaminophen, and caffeine combination is used to relieve symptoms of tension (or muscle contraction) headaches. Butalbital belongs to the group of medicines called barbiturates. Barbiturates act in the central nervous system (CNS) to produce their effects. Acetaminophen is used to relieve pain and reduce fever in patients. It does not become habit-forming when taken… Continue reading What is Butalbital APAP Caffeine ?

What is Fioricet?

If you’re struggling with constant All kinds of Headache, your doctor might prescribe you a medication called Fioricet.  This proprietary, brand name medication is actually a combination of other medications. Fioricet is supplied in hard-gelatin capsule form for oral administration. Each capsule contains the following active ingredients: Butalbital, USP……………………50 mg Acetaminophen, USP…………….300 mg Caffeine, USP……………………..40… Continue reading What is Fioricet?

Summary of Fioricet Usage

Indications for Butalbital/Acetaminophen/Caffeine: Tension (or muscle contraction) headache. Adult Dosage: 1–2 tabs or caps every 4hrs as needed; max 6 daily. Children Dosage: Not established. Butalbital/Acetaminophen/Caffeine Contraindications: Porphyria. Butalbital/Acetaminophen/Caffeine Warnings/Precautions: Drug abusers. Severe hepatic or renal impairment (monitor). Acute abdominal conditions. Discontinue if serious skin rash or hypersensitivity reactions occur. Elderly. Debilitated. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing… Continue reading Summary of Fioricet Usage

Headache Treatment and What is the Mechanism of Action of Fioricet

Many headache sufferers have already utilized various relief measures and treatments, such as heat and ice, and use them at home. The most effective treatment for the chronic headache patient is to find the underlying structural cause or contributor to their illness and focus treatment on this area. What are some of the dangers of… Continue reading Headache Treatment and What is the Mechanism of Action of Fioricet

Fioricet Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine Pregnancy Warnings Use is not recommended unless clearly needed US FDA pregnancy category: C Comment: Monitor for barbiturate withdrawal in neonates Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted on this combination product.   Epidemiologic data for acetaminophen, including a population based case-control study from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (n=… Continue reading Fioricet Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings