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

 
 



SUMMARY

Each Butalbital, Aspirin, and Caffeine Capsule for oral administration contains: butalbital, USP, 50 mg; aspirin, USP, 325 mg; caffeine, USP, 40 mg.

Butalbital, Aspirin, and Caffeine Capsules are 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 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)

Headache
Source: MedicineNet Anthrax Specialty [2014.07.15]
Title: Headache
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/31/2002 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Tension Headache
Source: MedicineNet Cauliflower Ear Specialty [2014.07.10]
Title: Tension Headache
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 2/4/2005 4:30:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Season's Change Can Bring on Cluster Headaches
Source: MedicineNet Headache Specialty [2014.06.30]
Title: Season's Change Can Bring on Cluster Headaches
Category: Health News
Created: 6/27/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

Doctor warns headaches during pregnancy could 'mask' serious conditions
Source: Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today [2014.06.06]
A doctor based at Southampton's university hospitals has warned headaches during pregnancy could "mask" serious underlying health conditions.

Rarer causes of headaches in pregnancy need to be considered by health-care professionals
Source: Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today [2014.05.27]
Most headaches in pregnancy and the postnatal period are benign, but healthcare professionals must be alert to the rarer and more severe causes of headaches, suggests a new review published in The...

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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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