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FIORICET
Migraine and headache
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Drug Name:

FIORICET Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Butalbital 50mg, acetaminophen 300mg, caffeine 40mg; caps.

Company:
Actavis

e-Prescribe this drug via Surescripts


Therapeutic Use:

Indications for FIORICET:

Tension (or muscle contraction) headache.

Adult Dose for FIORICET:

1–2 caps every 4 hours as needed; max 6/day.

Children's Dose for FIORICET:

Not recommended.

See Also:

FIORICET w. CODEINE

Pharmacological Class:

Barbiturate + analgesic.

Contraindications:

Porphyria. Also with Codeine: post-op pain management in children who have undergone tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy.

Warnings/Precautions:

Hepatotoxicity (acetaminophen >4g/day). Drug abusers. Impaired hepatic or renal function (monitor). Acute abdomen. Depression. Suicidal tendencies. Elderly. Debilitated. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended. Also with Codeine: risk of respiratory depression and death related to ultra-rapid metabolizers of codeine (esp. in children in post-op tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy). Obstructive sleep apnea. Head injury. Increased intracranial pressure. Impaired thyroid or adrenocortical function. GI or GU obstruction. Addison's disease. Labor and delivery.

Interactions:

Potentiation with alcohol, general anesthetics, MAOIs, tranquilizers, or other CNS depressants. Induction of drug-metabolizing hepatic enzymes. Acetaminophen may cause false (+) urine test for 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid.

Adverse Reactions:

Drowsiness, lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, intoxicated feeling, depression, confusion, paradoxical excitement, abuse potential, skin reactions; overdosage: respiratory depression, hepatotoxicity.

How Supplied:

Caps—100

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