Fortabs 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 Fortabs.
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:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking aspirin / butalbital / caffeine:
Dizziness; drowsiness; gas; lightheadedness; nausea; vomiting.
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
The most common adverse reactions have included drowsiness and dizziness.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Drowsiness, dizziness
Frequency not reported: Lightheadedness[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting, flatulence[Ref]
Frequency not reported: bone marrow suppression[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Allergic reaction, anaphylactic shock[Ref]
Frequency not reported: toxic epidermal necrolysis, erythema multiforme[Ref]
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 Fortabs 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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