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(Butalbital and acetaminophen) Tablets 50 mg/650 mg
Butalbital and acetaminophen is supplied in tablet form for oral administration:
Butalbital (5-allyl-5-isobutylbarbituric acid), a slightly bitter, white, odorless, crystalline powder, is a short to intermediate-acting barbiturate. It has the following structural formula:
C11H16N2O3 MW = 224.26
C8H9NO2 MW = 151.16
Each Cephadyn Tablet contains:
Butalbital ............... 50 mg
(Warning: May be habit-forming.)
Acetaminophen .... 650 mg
In addition, each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized starch, stearic acid with FD&C Blue #1 Lake as coloring.
What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen and butalbital?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fast or pounding heart rate, feeling short of breath;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- confusion, depression;
- feeling restless, excited, or agitated;
- seizure (convulsions); or
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or...
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/11/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Cephadyn Information
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