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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)

Health Tip: What May Trigger Tension Headaches
Source: MedicineNet Headache Specialty [2014.04.11]
Title: Health Tip: What May Trigger Tension Headaches
Category: Health News
Created: 4/11/2014 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

Dizziness and headache can be symptoms of stroke, especially in women, minorities and younger patients
Source: Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today [2014.04.08]
Doctors overlook or discount the early signs of potentially disabling strokes in tens of thousands of American women each year, a large number of them visitors to emergency rooms complaining of...

More ERs Treating Headaches With Narcotics, Study Finds
Source: MedicineNet acetaminophen Specialty [2014.04.03]
Title: More ERs Treating Headaches With Narcotics, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 4/2/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

$1 billion a year is spent on brain scans for headache sufferers
Source: Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today [2014.03.18]
Contrary to guidelines, 12% of patients going to their doctor with headache are given brain scans. A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine warns of the substantial health care costs.

Study finds high utilization of neuroimaging for headaches despite guidelines
Source: Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today [2014.03.18]
Neuroimaging for headaches is frequently ordered by physicians during outpatient visits, despite guidelines that recommend against such routine procedures.

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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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