What is Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Fioricet with Codeine

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See also: Butalbital Caffeine 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 15 7
Migraine headaches 14 9
Migraine 6 2
Atypical Migraine 1 0
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Migraine with aura 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 6
None 5

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

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 2
Burning sensation 1
Dizziness with nausea 1
Increased sleepiness 1
Nausea 1
Problems concentrating 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

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

Dosage Patients
300-50-40-30 mg daily 1
325-50-40-30 mg four times daily 1
1other as needed 1
2 325mg-50mg-40mg-30mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
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
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 9
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

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

Treatment Patients
Butalbital-acetaminophen-caffeine (Fioricet) 2
Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER) 1
Prochlorperazine (Compazine) 1
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 1

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

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

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
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See nonay417's full Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine history

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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