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Acetaminophen; Butalbital



About Acetaminophen; Butalbital

Codeine Acetaminophen is used to treat tension headaches. Esgic tablet helps to decrease the pain from the headache. Caffeine helps increase the effects of Acetaminophen dosing. Esgic medication is a sedative that helps to decrease anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation. Acetaminophen infant dosing can be based on the child’s weight.

How to use

  • Take Codeine Acetaminophen by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor
  • Usually, every 4 hours as needed.
  • If you are using the liquid form of Esgic tablet, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon.
  • Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.

Acetaminophen dosing is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment. This medication works best if it is used as the first signs of a headache occur. If you wait until the headache has worsened, the Esgic medication may not work as well.

Don’t stop abruptly

If you suddenly stop using Codeine Acetaminophen, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as nausea/vomiting, mental/mood changes, seizures). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Withdrawal is more likely if you have used Acetaminophen infant dosing for a long time or in high doses. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have withdrawal.

Though it helps many people, Esgic tablet may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Take Esgic medication exactly as prescribed to lower the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Tell your doctor if you notice increased use of Acetaminophen dosing, a worsening of headaches, an increase in the number of headaches, the medication not working as well, or use of Acetaminophen infant dosing for more than 2 headache episodes a week. Do not take more than recommended. Your doctor may need to change your medication and/or add a separate medication to prevent headaches.

Side effects

  • Nausea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • shaking
  • shortness of breath
  • increased urination
  • lightheadedness
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • trouble

Before any of these Esgic medication effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

To reduce your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed Acetaminophen infant dosing because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious Codeine Acetaminophen side effects occur: mental/mood changes, fainting, seizures, fast/irregular heartbeat.

A very serious allergic reaction to Acetaminophen dosing is rare. However, get medical help right away.

Warnings & Precautions

  1. Before taking Codeine Acetaminophen, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to acetaminophen, caffeine, or butalbital.
  2. Before using the Esgic tablet, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
  3. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely.
  4. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
  5. Before having surgery or certain medical procedures, tell your doctor or dentist that you use Esgic medication.

Liquid products may contain alcohol, sugar, and/or aspartame. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, liver disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Esgic tablet, especially drowsiness and trouble falling asleep. These side effects can increase the risk of falling.

During pregnancy, Acetaminophen dosing should be used only when clearly needed. Using it for long periods or in high doses near the expected delivery date is not recommended because of possible harm to the unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Infants born to mothers who have used Acetaminophen infant dosing for an extended time may have withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, seizures, or diarrhea. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any of these symptoms in your newborn.

Moreover, The esgic medication passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.


Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval.

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