codeine/butalbital/aspirin/caffeine - oral, Fiorinal with Codeine #3
GENERIC NAME: CODEINE/BUTALBITAL/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE - ORAL (KO-deen/AS-pir-in/KAF-een/byou-TAL-bih-tall)
BRAND NAME(S): Fiorinal with Codeine #3
USES: This combination medication is used to treat tension headaches. Codeine is a narcotic pain reliever (opiate-type) that acts on certain centers in the brain to give you pain relief. Aspirin helps to decrease the pain from the headache. Caffeine helps increase the effects of aspirin. Butalbital is a sedative that helps to decrease anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to treat migraine headaches.
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