Select therapeutic use:
Indications for FIORINAL:
Tension (or muscle contraction) headache.
1–2 tabs or caps every 4 hours, as needed; max 6/day.
Aspirin or NSAID allergy. Porphyria. Hemorrhagic diathesis. Peptic ulcer or other serious GI lesions. Also with Codeine: post-op pain management in children who have undergone tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy.
Drug abusers. Impaired hepatic or renal function (monitor). Depression. Suicidal tendencies. Asthma. Bleeding disorders. Underlying hemostatic defects. Varicella or influenza in children or teenagers. Elderly. Debilitated. Labor & delivery. 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. Acute abdomen. Impaired thyroid or adrenocortical function. Addison's disease. GI or GU obstruction.
Potentiation with alcohol, general anesthetics, tranquilizers, other CNS depressants, anticoagulants, hypoglycemics, insulin, plasma protein bound drugs, MAOIs, tricyclic antidepressants, anticholinergics. Concomitant NSAIDs increase risk of GI bleeding. May antagonize uricosurics, oral anticoagulants, antibiotics, corticosteroids. Induction of drug-metabolizing hepatic enzymes. Increased levels of 6-mercaptopurine, methotrexate.
Barbiturate + salicylate.
Drowsiness, dizziness, sedation, intoxicated feeling, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, heartburn, abdominal pain, depression, prolonged bleeding time, paradoxical excitement, constipation, abuse potential, skin reactions, anaphylaxis; overdosage: respiratory depression, salicylism.
Caps—100, 500; W. Codeine—100