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Butisol Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is butabarbital (Butisol)?
- What are the possible side effects of butabarbital (Butisol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about butabarbital (Butisol)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking butabarbital (Butisol)?
- How should I take butabarbital (Butisol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Butisol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Butisol)?
- What should I avoid while taking butabarbital (Butisol)?
- What other drugs will affect butabarbital (Butisol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Butisol)?
Skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled time to take the medicine. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Butisol)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of butabarbital can be fatal.
Symptoms of a butabarbital overdose may include slow or shallow breathing, blurred vision, extreme drowsiness, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking butabarbital (Butisol)?
Butabarbital can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by butabarbital. Tell your doctor if you need to use any of these other medicines while you are taking butabarbital.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of butabarbital.
What other drugs will affect butabarbital (Butisol)?
The following drugs can interact with butabarbital. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- seizure medication;
- metronidazole (Flagyl);
- theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theochron, Theolair, Slo-Bid, others);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifamate, Rimactane);
- a beta-blocker such as metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), and others;
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- a calcium channel blocker such as felodipine (Plendil) or verapamil (Calan, Covera); or
- steroids such as prednisone (Orasone, Deltasone), prednisolone (Prelone, Delta Cortef), methylprednisolone (Medrol), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with butabarbital. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about butabarbital.
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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