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Butalbital Compound Side Effects

Generic Name: aspirin / butalbital / caffeine

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of aspirin / butalbital / caffeine. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Butalbital Compound.

For the Consumer

Applies to aspirin / butalbital / caffeine: capsules, tablets

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dizziness; drowsiness; gas; lightheadedness; nausea; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking aspirin / butalbital / caffeine:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black or bloody stools; confusion; fast heartbeat; red, swollen, or blistered skin; stomach pain; unusual bruising or bleeding.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to aspirin / butalbital / caffeine: oral capsule, oral tablet

General

The most common adverse reactions have included drowsiness and dizziness.[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Drowsiness, dizziness
Frequency not reported: Lightheadedness[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting, flatulence[Ref]

Hematologic

Frequency not reported: bone marrow suppression[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Allergic reaction, anaphylactic shock[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: toxic epidermal necrolysis, erythema multiforme[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Aspirin/Butalbital/Caffeine (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine (acetylsalicylic acid/butalbital/caffeine))." Major Pharmaceuticals Inc, Livonia, MI.

2. "Product Information. Fiorinal (ASA/butalbital/caffeine)" Actavis (formerly Abrika Pharmaceuticals LLP), Sunrise, FL.

Not all side effects for Butalbital Compound may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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