What is Butalbital compound and codeine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Fiorinal with Codeine

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This is an analgesic combination used to treat mild-to-moderate pain when sedation is needed or useful for pain management. Brand names include: Ascomp® with Codeine; Fiorinal® with Codeine

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 17 5
Muscle spasms 2 0
Muscle tension 2 0
Tension headaches 2 1
Cluster headaches 1 0
Migraine 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
3
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Butalbital compound and codeine

Side effect Patients
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Sleepiness 1
Upset stomach 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Butalbital compound and codeine

Dosage Patients
325mg-50mg-40mg-30mg as needed 2

Why patients stopped taking Butalbital compound and codeine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Butalbital compound and codeine

Duration

Currently taking Butalbital compound and codeine

Duration Patients
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Butalbital compound and codeine

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

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Mar 18, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It worked great at first but I had to change to Percocet due to surgery pain and it seems to work better. It did aggravate my restless legs sometimes due to the caffeine
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Mar 18, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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