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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)

Pediatric Inpatient Headache Therapy: What Is Available
Source: Medscape Headlines [2015.12.23]
Children, as well as adults, can end up in the ED with an intractable headache, or status migrainosus, that failed outpatient therapy. What are the therapeutic options for these pediatric patients?

Source: MedicineNet Anthrax Specialty [2015.11.13]
Title: Headache
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/31/2002 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Sinus Headache
Source: MedicineNet Allergy Specialty [2015.10.30]
Title: Sinus Headache
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/11/2010 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble
Source: MedicineNet Pregnancy Induced Hypertension 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...

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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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