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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: N/A

Generic Name: butalbital

Drug Class: Sedative/Hypnotics

What Is Butalbital and How Does It Work?

Butalbital as a single agent is discontinued. It is used in combination with acetaminophen or acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) to treat pain and vascular headaches.


With acetaminophen: Fioricet

With acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin): Fiorinal

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Children under 12 years: Safety and efficacy not established

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/20/2017

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