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Evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of this combination product in the treatment of multiple recurrent headaches is unavailable. Caution in this regard is required because butalbital is habit-forming and potentially abusable.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
One or two capsules every four hours. Total daily dosage should not exceed 6 capsules.
Extended and repeated use of this product is not recommended because of the potential for physical dependence.
Esgic® Capsules, containing butalbital 50 mg (WARNING: May be habit-forming), acetaminophen 325 mg and caffeine 40 mg, are opaque white, body and cap, and are imprinted with logo on one side and “535- 12” in kelly green ink. They are supplied in bottles of 100 capsules, NDC 0535-0012-01.
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container with a child-resistant closure.
Manufactured by: MIKART, INC, Atlanta, GA 30318. For: GILBERT LABORATORIES, Affiliate of Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri 63045. Revised: Oct 2013This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/6/2016
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