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Drug interactions between Fiorinal and Fiorinal with Codeine III

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Fiorinal (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine)
Fiorinal with Codeine III (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine/codeine)

Interactions between your drugs

Major

codeine ↔ butalbital

Applies to:Fiorinal with Codeine III (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine/codeine) and Fiorinal (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine)

Using narcotic pain or cough medications together with other medications that also cause central nervous system depression can lead to serious side effects including respiratory distress, coma, and even death. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact, or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring to safely use both medications. Do not drink alcohol or self-medicate with these medications without your doctor's approval, and do not exceed the doses or frequency and duration of use prescribed by your doctor. Also, you should avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how these medications affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Minor

aspirin ↔ caffeine

Applies to:Fiorinal with Codeine III (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine/codeine) and Fiorinal (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine)

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

For clinical details see professional interaction data.

Drug and food interactions

Minor

caffeine food

Applies to: Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine), Fiorinal with Codeine III (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine / codeine)

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

For clinical details see professional interaction data.

Therapeutic duplication warnings

Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.

Duplication

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories' category:

  • aspirin (active ingredient in Fiorinal (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine))
  • aspirin (active ingredient in Fiorinal with Codeine III (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine/codeine))

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Duplication

Cyclooxygenase inhibitors

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'cyclooxygenase inhibitors' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'cyclooxygenase inhibitors' category:

  • aspirin (active ingredient in Fiorinal (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine))
  • aspirin (active ingredient in Fiorinal with Codeine III (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine/codeine))

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Duplication

Cerebral stimulants

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'cerebral stimulants' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'cerebral stimulants' category:

  • caffeine (active ingredient in Fiorinal (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine))
  • caffeine (active ingredient in Fiorinal with Codeine III (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine/codeine))

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Duplication

Stimulants

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'stimulants' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'stimulants' category:

  • caffeine (active ingredient in Fiorinal (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine))
  • caffeine (active ingredient in Fiorinal with Codeine III (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine/codeine))

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Duplication

Tranquilizers

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'tranquilizers' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'tranquilizers' category:

  • butalbital (active ingredient in Fiorinal (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine))
  • butalbital (active ingredient in Fiorinal with Codeine III (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine/codeine))

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Duplication

Barbiturates

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'barbiturates' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'barbiturates' category:

  • butalbital (active ingredient in Fiorinal (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine))
  • butalbital (active ingredient in Fiorinal with Codeine III (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine/codeine))

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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