What is Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Fioricet with Codeine

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See also: Butalbital Codeine

This is a combination product of butalbital, acetaminophen, caffeine and codeine used for relief of the symptomatic complex of tension or muscle contraction headache. Brand names include Fioricet® with Codeine; Phrenilin® with Caffeine and Codeine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Headaches 21 8
Migraine headaches 18 12
Migraine 6 2
Back pain 1 1
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Migraine with aura 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 5
Mild 6
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 2
Balance problems 1
Burning sensation 1
Dizziness 1
Drowsiness 1
Increased sleepiness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine

Dosage Patients Percentage
325-50-40-30mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 5
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine

Duration Patients Percentage
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 11
Usually 6
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 10
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Butalbital-acetaminophen-caffeine (Fioricet) 3
galcanezumab-gnlm (Emgality) 1
Hydrocodone 1
Prochlorperazine (Compazine) 1

Patients stopped taking Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Eletriptan (Relpax) 1
Propranolol (Inderal) 1
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine

Jun 18, 2014 (Started Feb 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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