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Fiorinal C 1/2 and Fiorinal C 1/4????
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    Serbu is offline New Member
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    Default Fiorinal C 1/2 and Fiorinal C 1/4????

    I am a student studying addiction counselling and right now I'm taking a pharmacology class. I'm having trouble finding the difference between Fiorinal C 1/2 and Fiorinal C 1/4. I have looked in so many books and through the Internet and I have not been lucky as of yet. I am guessing it is just an increase in codeine phosphate but I'm not sure if that is correct. I am also trying to find out the dose (mg) of butalbital, ASA, codeine phosphate, and caffeine within each capsule of Fionrinal C 1/4. If anyone may know this, please respond and I will be forever greatful. Thanks.

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    Fiorinal C1/2 = butalbital 50mg, caffeine 40mg, aspirin 330mg, codeine phosphate 30mg

    Fiorinal C1/4 = butalbital 50mg, caffeine 40mg, aspitin 330mg, [u]codeine phosphate 15MG</u>

    Reference: CPS 2003

    hope this helps!

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    Default Fiornal Information

    I also am taking a pharmacology course as part of an Addictions Studies Diploma Program through McMaster University (on line). I too struggled with finding the difference between Fiorinal, Fiornal C 1/4 and Fiorinal C 1/2. I don't know if you are Canadian, American, etc.; however I ultimately found the answer in the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (The Canadian Drug Reference for Health Professionals). (CPS) The difference in these two drugs is an increase in Codeine. C 1/4 contains 15 mg of codeine while C 1/2 contains 30 mg. There is no difference in the dosage of butalbital (50 mgs. in each). The CPS is an amazing book if you don't already have it. I have the American equivalent which is not any where near as comprehensive as the Canadian version. You may already know that Butalbital is a Barbituate. As you may also know, the combination of drugs in Fiornal C 1/4 and 1/2: are butalbital, ASA, caffeine, and codeine. By the way, Fiorinal is found on Pages 914 - 916 in the CPS. I hope this helps. I don't know when you posted this question, so; hopefully, I am not too late with this information. I actually acquired the CPS from my Pharmacist when he ordered the 2010 version. It has been my most helpful resource in this course which I am doing very well in. Kindest regards: Debby Keats
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    this question was posted over five years ago. I hope by now the original poster graduated with honors!! LOL!

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    thanks for the info (mar 2012)
    was doing a search for same course
    same reason!
    sounds like it might be time for them to change up the question!

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    LOL This is awesome! I am doing the same research for the same course as well! Looks like they haven't updated their assignments in a while LOL. Glad to see I wasn't the only one having difficulty with this research. Thanks for your help everyone!! )

    Quote Originally Posted by senexi View Post
    thanks for the info (mar 2012)
    was doing a search for same course
    same reason!
    sounds like it might be time for them to change up the question!

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    Same course same question here too!
    I'm wondering if there are any other great resources people are coming up with. I am too struggling to fill in the gaps with some of the information the professor is wanting.

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