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Butalbital, 5-allyl-5-isobutylbarbituric acid, is a barbiturate with an intermediate duration of action. It has the same chemical formula as talbutal but a different structure. Butalbital is often combined with other medications, such as acetaminophen or aspirin, and is commonly prescribed for the treatment of pain and headache. The various formulations combined with codeine are FDA approved for the treatment of tension headaches.
Additional recommended knowledge
Side effects for any drug are difficult to predict, but commonly reported side effects for butalbital include:
There are other potential side effects; this list should not be considered all-inclusive.
Dangers and Risks
Butalbital is a physically and psychologically addictive barbiturate. Butalbital should not be mixed with alcohol due to increased risk of intoxication.
There are other potential risks; this list should not be considered all-inclusive.
Butalbital and Acetaminophen (Systemic). MedicinePlus Drug Information. Retrieved on December 31, 2006.
Controlled Substances in Schedule III. Drug Enforcement Administration (2007). Retrieved on 2007-01-13.
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