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Ingredient Name: BUTALBITAL (byoo-TAL-bi-tal), ACETAMINOPHEN (a-seat-a-MIN-oh-fen), and CAFFEINE (kaf-EEN)
Drug Manufacturer: QUALITEST
Common Uses: This medicine is an analgesic, barbiturate, and stimulant combination used to treat tension headaches. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Before Using This Medicine: WARNING: THIS MEDICINE CONTAINS ACETAMINOPHEN. Severe and sometimes fatal liver problems, including the need for liver transplant, have been reported with the use of acetaminophen. Most cases of these liver problems occurred in patients taking excessive doses of acetaminophen (more than 4,000 mg per day). Also, patients who developed these liver problems were often using more than 1 medicine that contained acetaminophen. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking sodium oxybate (GHB). ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), beta-blockers (eg, atenolol), chlordiazepoxide, clozapine, corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), doxycycline, estrogens (eg, estradiol, certain birth control bills), griseofulvin, isoniazid, linezolid, metronidazole, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) (eg, phenelzine), narcotic pain medicines (eg, morphine), quinidine, quinolone antibiotics (eg, ciprofloxacin), sleeping medicines (eg, temazepam), tacrolimus, teniposide, theophylline, or medicines that may harm the liver (eg, methotrexate, certain medicines for HIV infection). Ask your doctor if you are unsure if any of your medicines might harm the liver. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including a history of liver problems, kidney problems, heart problems (eg, fast or irregular heartbeat), lung or breathing problems, drug or alcohol abuse or dependence, mental or mood problems (eg, anxiety, depression), trouble sleeping, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, recent surgery, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol, are going through withdrawal from alcohol or other substances, or are in very poor health. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have the blood disease porphyria. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.
How to Use This Medicine: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. TAKE THIS MEDICINE by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation. IF YOU HAVE BEEN TAKING THIS MEDICINE REGULARLY or for longer than a few weeks, do not suddenly stop taking it without checking with your doctor. Your doctor may need to gradually lower your dose. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and away from pets. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Cautions: DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE, take more often than prescribed, or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. Exceeding the recommended dose or taking this medicine for longer than prescribed may be habit-forming. If using this medicine for an extended period of time, DO NOT SUDDENLY STOP taking this medicine without your doctor's approval. When using for an extended period, this medicine may not work as well and may require different dosing. Talk with your doctor if this medicine stops working well. THIS MEDICINE MAY AFFECT CERTAIN LAB TEST RESULTS. Make sure that all of your doctors and laboratory personnel know you are taking this medicine. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS, DIZZINESS, OR LIGHTHEADEDNESS. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids, muscle relaxers) while you are using this medicine; it may add to their effects. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines may cause drowsiness. THIS MEDICINE CONTAINS ACETAMINOPHEN. Do not take additional acetaminophen for pain or fever without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines contain acetaminophen. THIS MEDICINE MAY HARM YOUR LIVER. Your risk may be greater if you drink alcohol while you are using this medicine. Talk to your doctor before you take this medicine or other fever reducers if you drink alcohol. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY if you take more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen per day, even if you feel well. PAIN MEDICINES WORK BEST if they are used as the first signs of pain (or migraine) occur. If you wait until the pain has significantly worsened, the pain medicine may not work as well. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. CAUTION IS ADVISED WHEN USING THIS MEDICINE IN THE ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the medicine. FOR WOMEN: HORMONAL BIRTH CONTROL (eg, birth control pills) may not work as well while you are using this medicine. To prevent pregnancy, use an extra form of birth control (eg, condoms). IF YOU BECOME PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
Possible Side Effects: SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, mild stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. A VERY BAD SKIN REACTION (Stevens-Johnson syndrome / toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause very bad health problems that may not go away and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience confusion; decreased urination; fainting; fast heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; mental or mood changes (eg, agitation, depression); numbness or tingling; seizures; severe or persistent drowsiness; shortness of breath; sluggishness; symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine, loss of appetite, pale stools, severe stomach pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes); tremors; unusual bruising or bleeding; or unusual tiredness or weakness. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Overdose: IF OVERDOSE IS SUSPECTED, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include cold or clammy skin; confusion; decreased urination; delirium; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; loss of consciousness; restlessness; severe dizziness, drowsiness, or lightheadedness; severe or persistent nausea or vomiting; slow, shallow, or difficult breathing; symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine, loss of appetite, pale stools, severe stomach pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes); tremors; trouble sleeping; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual sweating; or unusual tiredness.
Additional Information: IF YOUR HEADACHE SYMPTOMS do not improve or if they become worse, contact your doctor. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out. CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST about how to dispose of unused medicine.
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