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Fiorinal Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Butalbital is in a class of drugs known as barbiturates that slow down your central nervous system and may cause relaxation. Butalbital belongs to the group of medicines called barbiturates . Barbiturates act in the central nervous system (CNS) to produce their effects.

Fiorinal Dosage

  • One or 2 capsules every 4 hours.
  • Total daily dosage should not exceed 6 capsules.
  • Extended and repeated use of this product is not recommended because of the potential for physical dependence.

Uses of Fiorinal

  • Fiorinal is used to treats various type of headaches.
  • Aspirin may also be used to treat other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Fiorinal

  • Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible-
  • bone tendernes
  • changes in behavior, mood, or mental ability
  • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • eye problems, very small or enlarged centers to the eyes
  • fever, sore throat
  • hallucinations
  • skin rash, itching, hives
  • slow or fast heartbeat
  • swelling of the face or lips
  • unusual bleeding or bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • nausea or vomiting
  • trembling

Warnings and precautions before taking Fiorinal:

  • Fiorinal may make you drowsy or less alert; therefore, you should not drive or operate dangerous machinery or participate in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness until you know your response to this drug.
  • Be especially careful with Fiorinal if you are an older person or in a weakened condition, if you have any kidney, liver, or intestinal problems or an enlarged prostate gland, or if you have had a head injury.
  • Also be cautious if you have a thyroid problem, blood clotting difficulties, or a urinary disorder.
  • Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have
    • kidney disease;
    • liver disease;
    • porphyria;
    • asthma or another respiratory disease;
    • fluid retention

Drug Interaction:-

Decreased effect:

  • Anticholinesterases effects are antagonized
  • Decreased corticosteroid effects by rifampin, barbiturates, and hydantoins
  • Decreased salicylate levels
Overdose

Symptoms of an aspirin/butalbital/caffeine overdose include slow breathing, seizures, dizziness, weakness, loss of consciousness, coma, confusion, tiredness, cold and clammy skin, fast heartbeat, small pupils, nausea, vomiting, ringing in your ears, and sweating.


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