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Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) - Summary

 
 



Hepatotoxicity

Acetaminophen has been associated with cases of acute liver failure, at times resulting in liver transplant and death. Most of the cases of liver injury are associated with the use of acetaminophen at doses that exceed 4000 milligrams per day, and often involve more than one acetaminophen containing product.

 

SUMMARY

Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets, USP are supplied in tablet form for oral administration.

Butalbital, acetaminophen, and caffeine tablets, USP are indicated for the relief of the symptom complex of tension (or muscle contraction) headache.

Evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of this combination product in the treatment of multiple recurrent headaches is unavailable. Caution in this regard is required because butalbital is habit-forming and potentially abusable.


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Media Articles Related to Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine)

Occipital Neuralgia (A Type of Headache)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis Specialty [2017.03.15]
Title: Occipital Neuralgia (A Type of Headache)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 3/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

Migraine Headache
Source: MedicineNet Antiphospholipid Syndrome Specialty [2017.03.13]
Title: Migraine Headache
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

Researchers aim to cure headache during flight
Source: Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today [2017.03.07]
Many people suffer from pain when they fly but that may soon be a thing of the past.

Headache far more common stroke symptom in children than adults
Source: Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today [2017.02.22]
Headaches were present in nearly half of all children older than 3 years of age having a stroke. Headaches were most common in children with specific forms of blood vessel abnormalities.

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache
Source: Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today [2017.01.04]
Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in Scientific Reports.

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Published Studies Related to Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine)

Sumatriptan-Naproxen and Butalbital: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study. [2011.11.21]
Objectives.- The primary objective was to compare the efficacy of a sumatriptan and naproxen combination medication (SumaRT/Nap-85 mg sumatriptan and 500 mg naproxen sodium), a butalbital-containing combination medication (BCM-50 mg butalbital, 325 mg acetaminophen, 40 mg caffeine), and placebo when used to treat moderate to severe migraine headache pain in subjects who used BCMs in the past.

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