Motrin 800 mg
INFORMATION ABOUT FIORICET
Chemical Name: BUTALBITAL (byoo-TAL-bi-tal), ACETAMINOPHEN
(a-seat-a-MIN-oh-fen) and CAFFEINE (kaf-EEN). 50mg./ 325 mg. / 40mg.
This medicine is an analgesic, barbiturate, and stimulant combination used
to treat tension headaches. Fioricet is an invaluable medicine for many
patients. However, it is also abused by a few patients. To control abuse
of this medicine, our patients are limited to one bottle every 30 days
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. It
is important that you mention in the medical questionnaire all
prescription and over-the-counter medicine you are taking. Additional
monitoring of your dose or condition may be needed if you are taking
anticoagulants, birth control pills, corticosteroids, doxycycline,
isoniazid, metronidazole, quinidine, theophylline, or medicine for high
blood pressure or heart conditions (beta blockers). It is also important
that you list on the medical questionnaire any medical conditions,
including allergies, pregnancy, or breast feeding.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor.
Store this medicine at room temperature away from heat and light. IF YOU
MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using it regularly, take it as
soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed
dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT TAKE 2 DOSES AT
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects that may go away during treatment, include drowsiness,
dizziness, lightheadedness or nausea. If they continue or are bothersome,
check with your doctor. If you notice other effects, contact your doctor,
nurse, or pharmacist.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or
emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting,
excessive sweating, dark urine, stomach pain, extreme fatigue, unusual
drowsiness or dizziness, lack of feeling alert, slow or shallow breathing,
cold or clammy skin, and loss of consciousness.
DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE or take this medicine for longer than
prescribed without checking with your doctor. Exceeding the recommended
dose or taking this medicine for longer than prescribed may be
habit-forming. AVOID ALCOHOL while you are using this medicine. This
medicine will add to the effects of alcohol and other depressants. Do not
drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous
until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone,
with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or
to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. THIS MEDICINE CONTAINS
ACETAMINOPHEN. Do not take additional acetaminophen for pain or fever
without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. Ask your pharmacist if
you have questions about which medicines contain acetaminophen.
Acetaminophen may cause liver damage. If you drink alcohol on a daily
basis, do not take this medicine without first discussing it with your
doctor. Alcohol use combined with acetaminophen may increase your risk for
liver damage. FOR WOMEN TAKING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS: this medicine may
decrease the effectiveness of your birth control pills. To prevent
pregnancy, use an additional form of birth control while you are taking
this medicine. FOR WOMEN: If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with
your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during
pregnancy. This medicine is excreted in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST FEED
WHILE TAKING THIS MEDICINE.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE WITH OTHERS. DO NOT
USE FOR OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS. KEEP THIS MEDICINE OUT OF THE REACH OF