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Phrenilin (Butalbital / Acetaminophen) - Summary



PHRENILIN®: Each PHRENILIN® tablet for oral administration, contains Butalbital, USP 50 mg, Acetaminophen, USP 325 mg.

PHRENILIN® tablets and PHRENILIN® FORTE capsules 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 habitforming and potentially abusable.

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Media Articles Related to Phrenilin (Butalbital / Acetaminophen)

ASRA: Pulsed RF Ablation May Help Cervicogenic Headache (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology [2016.11.21]
(MedPage Today) -- Ablation of occipital, supraorbital nerves produced pain relief in case report

ASRA: Headache Nerve Stimulators Need Battery Change (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery [2016.11.18]
(MedPage Today) -- 'Simple' fix raises larger issues of treatment effect durability

ASRA: Nerve Block Eases Epidural-Related Headache (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery [2016.11.18]
(MedPage Today) -- Simple, non-invasive, and inexpensive

Visits to pediatric emergency departments for headache pain in children are on the rise
Source: Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today [2016.10.24]
At 1 hospital, rates of emergency department visits and subsequent hospital admission doubled over a 7-year period.

Can You Blame Your Headaches on Your Thyroid?
Source: MedicineNet Hypothyroidism Specialty [2016.09.30]
Title: Can You Blame Your Headaches on Your Thyroid?
Category: Health News
Created: 9/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Published Studies Related to Phrenilin (Butalbital / Acetaminophen)

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.

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.

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