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Fiorinal with Codeine Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Fiorinal with Codeine, a strong narcotic pain reliever and muscle relaxant, is used to treats tension headache that may be caused by stress and muscle contraction in the head, neck, and shoulder area. It combines a sedative-barbiturate, a narcotic pain reliever and cough suppressant, a non-narcotic pain and fever reliever, and a stimulant.

Fiorinal with Codeine Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose of Fiorinal with Codeine is 1 or 2 capsules and you should be taken every 4 hours.
  • The safety and effectiveness of butalbital have not been established in children under 12 years of age.

Uses of Fiorinal with Codeine

  • It is used to treats tension headache.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Fiorinal with Codeine

Before taken Fiorinal with Codeine medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Fiorinal with Codeine. Side effects may include:

  • Anemia
  • Blocked air passages
  • Hepatitis
  • Internal bleeding
  • Kidney damage
  • Lack of clotting
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Stomach upset
  • Tremors

Warnings and precautions before taking Fiorinal with Codeine:

  • If you are taking this medicine, then it may cause unusually slow or troubled breathing and it may also increase the pressure that may be caused by fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
  • If you have chronic tension headaches, then you should tell your doctor.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • Aspirin can cause internal bleeding in people with ulcers or bleeding disorders. So you should be used this medicine with extra caution.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Fiorinal with Codeine with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Fiorinal with Codeine with the following:

  • Acetazolamide
  • Blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin
  • Divalproex
  • Insulin
  • Methotrexate
  • Narcotic pain relievers such as Darvon and Vicodin
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Steroid drugs such as prednisone
  • Theophylline
  • Valproic acid

After taken Fiorinal with Codeine if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Fiorinal with Codeine overdose include:

  • Coma
  • Dizziness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Shock

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