aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
- What are the possible side effects of this medication (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
- What is the most important information I should know about this medication (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking this medication (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
- How should I take this medication (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
- What should I avoid while taking this medication (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
- What other drugs will affect aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
Since this medication is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of codeine can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness or insomnia, restless feeling, tremors, fast heart rate, pinpoint pupils, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), confusion, ringing in your ears, fainting, weak pulse, seizure (convulsions), blue lips, shallow breathing, or no breathing.
What should I avoid while taking this medication (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how the medicine will affect you.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any cough, cold, allergy, or pain medication. Aspirin and caffeine are contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains aspirin or caffeine.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
What other drugs will affect aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine (Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by butalbital or codeine.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban);
- ciprofloxacin (Cipro);
- insulin or oral diabetes medication;
- naloxone (Narcan, Suboxone);
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm Scop);
- another salicylate such as Nuprin Backache Caplet, Kaopectate, KneeRelief, Pamprin Cramp Formula, Pepto-Bismol, Tricosal, Trilisate, and others;
- bladder or urinary medicines such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);
- a blood thinner such as rivaroxaban (Xarelto), warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- bowel cleansing preparations (Half Lytely, Fleet Prep Kit, Evac-Q-Kwik, GoLytely, Supraprep, and others);
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- diet pills, caffeine pills, or other stimulants (such as ADHD medications);
- irritable bowel medicines such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Hyomax), or propantheline (Pro Banthine);
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- an NSAID such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- steroids (such as prednisone); or
- ulcer medications such as glycopyrrolate (Robinul) or mepenzolate (Cantil).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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