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aspirin/butalbital/caffeine (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking aspirin/butalbital/caffeine (Fiorinal, Fiormor, Fiortal, Fortabs, Laniroif)?

Do not take aspirin/butalbital/caffeine without first talking to your doctor if you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day, if you have a stomach ulcer, if you have a bleeding or platelet disorder, or if you have recently had surgery.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have

You may not be able to take aspirin/butalbital/caffeine, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

This drug combination is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether aspirin/butalbital/caffeine will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

Aspirin/butalbital/caffeine passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

If you are older than 60 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from this medication. Use extra caution.

Do not use aspirin/butalbital/caffeine to treat a child or teenager who has a fever, flu symptoms, or chicken pox without first talking to a doctor. In children younger than 20 years of age, aspirin may increase the risk of Reye's syndrome, a rare but often fatal condition.

How should I take aspirin/butalbital/caffeine (Fiorinal, Fiormor, Fiortal, Fortabs, Laniroif)?

Take aspirin/butalbital/caffeine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Take aspirin/butalbital/caffeine with food or milk if it upsets your stomach.

Never take more of this medication than is prescribed for you. Too much aspirin/butalbital/caffeine could be very harmful. Never take more than six tablets or capsules per day.

Do not share this medication with anyone else.

Do not take this drug if it begins to smell strongly of vinegar. This smell means that the aspirin in it is beginning to break down.

Store aspirin/butalbital/caffeine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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