narcotic analgesic-apap-caffeine-butalbital-oral (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: medication for depression or seizures, other narcotic pain relievers, sleeping pills, sedatives, cimetidine, quinidine. This drug may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. Discuss using other methods of birth control with your doctor. Acetaminophen is an ingredient in many nonprescription products and in some combination prescription medications. Read the labels carefully before taking other pain relievers, fever reducers, or cold products to see if they also contain acetaminophen. Consult your pharmacist if you are uncertain if your other prescription or nonprescription products contain acetaminophen. (Also see adult maximum daily dose information in Side Effects section). Avoid the use of alcohol while taking this medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, excessive drowsiness or dizziness, slow or shallow breathing, cold or clammy skin, rapid or irregular heartbeat, seizures, loss of consciousness, severe nausea, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, stomach pain, extreme fatigue.
NOTES: Long-term or excessive use of narcotic analgesics may lead to dependency. It is important that you follow your dosing schedule as prescribed. If the dose prescribed does not provide pain relief, contact your doctor.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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