WARNING: DEATH RELATED TO ULTRA-RAPID METABOLISM OF CODEINE TO MORPHINE
Respiratory depression and death have occurred in children who received codeine following tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy and had evidence of being ultra-rapid metabolizers of codeine due to a CYP2D6 polymorphism.
Each capsule, for oral administration, contains:Codeine Phosphate, USP.
Butalbital, aspirin, caffeine, and codeine phosphate capsules are indicated for the relief of the symptom complex of tension (or muscle contraction) headache.
Evidence supporting the efficacy of butalbital, aspirin, caffeine, and codeine phosphate capsules is derived from 2 multi-clinic trials that compared patients with tension headache randomly assigned to 4 parallel treatments: butalbital, aspirin, caffeine, and codeine phosphate; codeine; butalbital, aspirin, and caffeine; and placebo. Response was assessed over the course of the first 4 hours of each of 2 distinct headaches, separated by at least 24 hours. The combination product of butalbital, aspirin, caffeine, and codeine phosphate, proved statistically significantly superior to each of its components and to placebo on measures of pain relief.
Evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of butalbital, aspirin, caffeine, and codeine phosphate capsules in the treatment of multiple recurrent headaches is unavailable. Caution in this regard is required because codeine and butalbital are habit-forming and potentially abusable.
Media Articles Related to Butalbital, Aspirin, Caffeine, and Codeine (Codeine / Butalbital / Caffeine / Aspirin)
Headache Far More Common Stroke Symptom in Kids
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines [2017.02.23]
Headaches occur in close to half of children with ischemic stroke, much more often than among adults with stroke, and are most common with dissection and transient cerebral arteriopathy of childhood.
Medscape Medical News
Headache Common Stroke Symptom in Kids
Source: MedPage Today Cardiology [2017.02.23]
(MedPage Today) -- While pediatric stroke is rare, nearly half present with pain
Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study
Source: MedicineNet Headache Specialty [2017.02.23]
Title: Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 2/22/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/23/2017 12:00:00 AM
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.
Published Studies Related to Butalbital, Aspirin, Caffeine, and Codeine (Codeine / Butalbital / Caffeine / Aspirin)
Comparison of butorphanol nasal spray and fiorinal with codeine in the treatment of migraine. [1998.07]
Butorphanol tartrate is a synthetic mixed agonist-antagonist opioid analgesic. Its transnasal dosage form, which may be self-administered when the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate, was previously shown to provide rapid relief of migraine pain... Butorphanol patients had more side effects, less improvement in digestive symptoms, and less improvement in functional ability than Fiorinal with Codeine patients.
Fiorinal with codeine in the treatment of tension headache--the contribution of components to the combination drug. 
The contribution of the Fiorinal and codeine phosphate components to the effectiveness of the Fiorinal with Codeine combination in the treatment of tension headache symptoms was evaluated in a randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter double-blind study...
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