It is a medication that is made with a combination of medicines used to treat severe headaches. Acetaminophen is the drug that helps in decreasing the pain caused in the body that leads to headache. The drug caffeine helps in increasing the effects of acetaminophen. The drug Butalbital acts as a sedative that helps in decreasing the anxiety levels and avails sleepiness and relaxation to the body.
How can you use this medication?
You can take this medication orally with or without food as prescribed by your physician. It is usually directed to be taken every 4 hours for best results. If you are prescribed with the liquid form of this medication, make sure you measure the quantity with a special spoon or cup before consuming. High dosage of this powerful medication can lead to serious side effects. Using the household spoon cannot give you accurate readings and so it is not recommended.
The dosage of butal-acet-caff is highly based on your medical condition, your age, and your response to the treatment. Make sure you do not self-prescribe this medication as it is a highly powerful medicine made with a combination of different drugs that have the tendency to make you feel ill if over-dozed. It works best during the initial hours of headache and if you wait for the headache to worsen and then decide to take this medication, it might not work effectively.
Side-effects of Butalbital-Acetaminophen-Caffeine
Some of the common side effects that you might get from taking butal-acet-caff include vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, drying of the mouth, shaking, increased urination, breathlessness, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, and light-headedness, etc. If you experience any of these side-effects getting worse, immediately consult your doctor before the situation out of your hand.
To prevent or decrease the risk of dizziness and light-headedness, make sure you get up slowly when rising from the sitting form or lying. This problem also occurs to the people with low blood pressure but mild light-headedness is normal, if you experience this feeling to an extreme level, consult your doctor. You need be patient and understand that your doctor has recommended you this medication because he knows that its benefits will cure your headache and the side effects are just the minute reactions that your body does in response to the medication.
You need to keep in mind that the benefits are greater than the risk of side effects. It is seen that most people do not get any sort of side effects from the medication of butal-acet-caff. If you experience any of the below listed unlikely side-effects, get a consultation from your doctor and check for the problems immediately:
- Mental/ mood changes.
- Fast/irregular heartbeat.
Make sure you discuss about the allergies with your doctor and talk to him if you have allergy towards acetaminophen, caffeine, or butalbital. Discuss about all your past health history in detail and get everything under control before consuming this medication for better results and lesser health issues.