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Is there a prescription medicine with butalbital by itself?

A friend takes Fioricet for headaches and it contains the sedative “butalbital” combined with tylenol and caffeine. She would like to avoid the tylenol and caffeine for their obvious ill effects and find a way to take butalbital by itself? Would love any information you could provide about this or about butalbital. Thanks

Chosen Answer:

If your friend is trying to avoid the tylenol component of the drug Fioricet…then he/she should NOT take any of the butalbital-APAP combination drugs. APAP (also known as acetaminophen or paracetamol) is the active ingredient in tylenol (and is found in Fioricet).

Unfortunately, butalbital is not available by itself in the US. However, it is available in combination with aspirin and caffeine. One brand is called FIORINAL (other generics exist also). This product would avoid the tylenol part of the drug combination.

If your friend would prefer to avoid the caffeine component of Fioricet, then there a number of caffeine-free butalbital-acetaminophen combinations available (one is called BUTAPAP in the US).

Unfortunately, neither of the aforementioned products contain only butalbital. There used to be a butalbital-aspirin combination available in the US (called Axotal), but it was discontinued.

Butalbital and acetaminophen combination is a pain reliever and relaxant. It is used to treat tension headaches. Butalbital belongs to the group of medicines called barbiturates. Barbiturates act in the central nervous system (CNS) to produce their effects.
by: a4_by_four
on: 11th January 07




3 Comments to “Is there a prescription medicine with butalbital by itself?”

  1. Katya_Russia Says:

    im not sure bout this one but for info go to en.wikipedia.org

    good luck

  2. Katrina S Says:

    http://fioricetovernight.com/butalbital-apap.php

    .Butalbital-APAP is what you want. Butalbital/APAP/Caffeine is a barbiturate sedative mixed with a non-aspirin pain medication (acetaminophen) and caffeine. This non-narcotic pain medication and relaxant is often prescribed for tension headaches caused by contractions of the muscles in the neck and shoulder area, and migraine.

  3. a4_by_four Says:

    If your friend is trying to avoid the tylenol component of the drug Fioricet…then he/she should NOT take any of the butalbital-APAP combination drugs. APAP (also known as acetaminophen or paracetamol) is the active ingredient in tylenol (and is found in Fioricet).

    Unfortunately, butalbital is not available by itself in the US. However, it is available in combination with aspirin and caffeine. One brand is called FIORINAL (other generics exist also). This product would avoid the tylenol part of the drug combination.

    If your friend would prefer to avoid the caffeine component of Fioricet, then there a number of caffeine-free butalbital-acetaminophen combinations available (one is called BUTAPAP in the US).

    Unfortunately, neither of the aforementioned products contain only butalbital. There used to be a butalbital-aspirin combination available in the US (called Axotal), but it was discontinued.

    Butalbital and acetaminophen combination is a pain reliever and relaxant. It is used to treat tension headaches. Butalbital belongs to the group of medicines called barbiturates. Barbiturates act in the central nervous system (CNS) to produce their effects.