What is Acetaminophen-butalbital?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Bupap Cephadyn Phrenilin

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See also: Butalbital

Butalbital, a barbituate, and acetaminophen, an analgesic, are combined for the relief of symptoms related to tension or muscle contraction headache.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 15 2
Headaches 7 7
Pain 5 0
Fibromyalgia 3 0
Migraine 2 5
Back pain 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
0
Moderate
1
Mild
2
None
9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acetaminophen-butalbital

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 1
Liver damage due to APAP 1
Problems concentrating 1

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen-butalbital

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 4
Doctor's advice 3
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen-butalbital

Duration

Stopped taking Acetaminophen-butalbital

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 6
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Acetaminophen-butalbital and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Indomethacin (Indocin) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen-butalbital

May 13, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for facial pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: had to stop because it is too hard to find.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 31, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for facial pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 10, 2010 (Started Dec 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: It really does not do anything for my headaches if they are already at full level. If i take the medication when I feel a headache coming on, it stops it.

  • 0 helpful marks
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