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In the US, Butalbital (aspirin/butalbital/caffeine systemic) is a member of the drug class barbiturates and is used to treat Light Sedation.

US matches:



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Hypnotic and sedative agent

Analgesic agent

Chemical Names

2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-Pyrimidinetrione, 5-(2-metylpropyl)-5-(2-propenyl)-

5-Allyl-5-isobutylbarbituric acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Butalbitalum (Latin)
  • Butalbital (German)
  • Butalbital (French)
  • Butalbital (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Butalbital (OS: USAN, DCF)
  • Alisobumalum (IS)
  • Allylbarbital (IS)
  • Itobarbital (IS)
  • Tetrallobarbital (IS)
  • Butalbital (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Bupap (Butalbital and Paracetamol)
    ECR, United States
  • Fiorinal (Butalbital and Acetylsalicylic Acid, + Caffeine)
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Canada
  • Fiorinal-C (Butalbital and Acetylsalicylic Acid, + Caffeine, + Codeine)
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Canada
  • Marten (Butalbital and Paracetamol)
    Marnel, United States
  • ratio-Tecnal (Butalbital and Acetylsalicylic Acid, + Caffeine)
    Teva Canada, Canada
  • ratio-Tecnal C1/4 (Butalbital and Acetylsalicylic Acid, + Caffeine, + Codeine)
    Teva Canada, Canada
  • Tencon (Butalbital and Paracetamol)
    International Ethical Labs, United States


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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