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

 
 



SUMMARY

Butalbital, Aspirin, and Caffeine Capsules, USP is supplied in capsule form for oral administration. Each capsule contains the following active ingredients:
 butalbital, USP. .. .. .. .. .. .. 50 mg 
 aspirin, USP.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 325 mg
 caffeine, USP. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 40 mg

Butalbital, Aspirin, and Caffeine Capsules, USP is indicated for the relief of the symptom complex of tension (or muscle contraction) headache. Evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of Butalbital, Aspirin, and Caffeine Capsules, USP 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, Aspirin, and Caffeine (Butalbital / Aspirin / Caffeine)

'Mutant' Lice More Hype Than Headache
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2015.08.21]
(MedPage Today) -- Treatment failure doesn't equal clinical resistance

Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble
Source: MedicineNet Headache Specialty [2015.08.21]
Title: Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Severe headache in pregnant women: When to worry
Source: Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today [2015.08.20]
New findings by Montefiore and Einstein researchers offer first clinical recommendationsIf a pregnant woman with high blood pressure and no history of headache suddenly develops a headache that...

Headaches in Pregnancy May Signal Serious Illness (CME/CE)
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2015.08.20]
(MedPage Today) -- Hypertension, preeclampsia most likely culprits

Health Tip: Soothing a Tension Headache
Source: MedicineNet Headache Specialty [2015.08.18]
Title: Health Tip: Soothing a Tension Headache
Category: Health News
Created: 8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

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

Butalbital in the treatment of headache: history, pharmacology, and efficacy. [2001.11]
Analgesics containing butalbital compounded with aspirin, acetaminophen, and/or caffeine are widely used for the treatment of migraine and tension-type headache. The butalbital-containing compounds are efficacious in placebo-controlled trials among patients with episodic tension-type headaches.Because of concerns about overuse, medication-overuse headache, and withdrawal, their use should be limited and carefully monitored.

A protocol for butalbital, aspirin and caffeine (BAC) detoxification in headache patients. [1990.07]
The abuse of the combination drug containing butalbital 50 mg, aspirin 325 mg and caffeine 40 mg (or BAC), is commonly recognized by headache specialists as causing headaches. Despite this widespread problem, there is not a published treatment regimen for the BAC detoxification of patients.The other two patients were still BAC free 18 and 14 months after detoxification.

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