butalbital with aspirin-oral, Axotal
GENERIC NAME: BUTALBITAL WITH ASPIRIN - ORAL (byou-TAL-bih-tall WITH ASP-er-in)
BRAND NAME(S): Axotal
WARNING: Children and teenagers should not use aspirin, aspirin- containing or aspirin-related medications for flu symptoms or chickenpox without first consulting a doctor. A rare but serious illness known as Reye's syndrome may occur.
USES: This medication is a pain reliever and sedative. It is used to relieve mild to moderate pain and tension headaches.
HOW TO USE: To prevent upset stomach, take with food or milk. Take this medication with a full glass (8 oz or 240 ml) of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this drug. Pain medications work best in preventing pain before it occurs. Once the pain becomes intense, the medication is not as effective in relieving it. Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for an extended period of time, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval. Over time, this drug may not work as well. Consult your doctor if this medication is not relieving the pain sufficiently. If your headache gets worse or if you should get a new headache within one day of starting this medication, call your doctor.
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