Some people who use Fiorinal with Codeine for a long time may develop a need to continue taking it. People who take high doses are also at risk. This is known as DEPENDENCE or addiction. If you suddenly stop taking Fiorinal with Codeine, you may experience WITHDRAWAL symptoms, including anxiety, dizziness, hallucinations, lightheadedness, muscle twitching, nausea, seizures, sleeplessness, trembling hands and fingers, vomiting, or weakness.
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Dizziness; drowsiness; gas; indigestion; lightheadedness; nausea; stomach pain.
Store Fiorinal with Codeine at room temperature, below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Fiorinal with Codeine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Some medical conditions may interact with Fiorinal with Codeine. l your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Treating tension headaches. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Fiorinal with Codeine is a salicylate, barbiturate, caffeine, and narcotic combination. How these medicines work is not compley understood. Aspirin reduces pain and inflammation. Caffeine may work by constricting blood vessels that may cause headaches. Butalbital has a depressant effect that reduces anxiety and causes relaxation. Codeine works in the central nervous system to decrease pain.
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Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Fiorinal with Codeine.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Generic Name: aspirin/butalbital/caffeine/codeine (AS-pir-in/bue-TAL-bi-tal/KAF-een/KOE-deen) Brand Name: Examples include Ascomp-Codeine and Fiorinal with Codeine.
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Fiorinal with Codeine. l your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
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Use Fiorinal with Codeine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
When used for long periods of time or at high doses, Fiorinal with Codeine may not work as well and may require higher doses to obtain the same effect as when originally taken. This is known as TOLERANCE. Talk with your doctor if Fiorinal with Codeine stops working well. Do not take more than prescribed.
Some children have had serious and sometimes fatal breathing problems when using Fiorinal with Codeine after surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids. Fiorinal with Codeine should not be used in children to treat pain after surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids. Talk with your doctor for more information.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
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This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Fiorinal with Codeine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Fiorinal with Codeine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Fiorinal with Codeine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Fiorinal with Codeine.
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Contact (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediay. Symptoms may include confusion; constriction of the pupils; fast or irregular heartbeat; loss of consciousness; nausea; ringing in the ears; sleeplessness; slow or shallow breathing; stomach pain; tremor; unusual drowsiness or dizziness; vomiting.
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This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Fiorinal with Codeine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Pregnancy Category C Risk cannot be ruled out.
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Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.