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What exactly is a "black box" warning? Simply put, it's the strongest warning that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can require on a drug's packaging. The FDA requires the black box warning when studies suggest a drug can cause a serious or life-threatening side effect. The text of the warning is set apart from other information in a black box, so that doctors, pharmacists, and patients can easily see it. What did the FDA advisory panel recommend? The FDA itself hasn't made a decision about acetaminophen, but an FDA advisory panel has made 10 recommendations concerning the drug. Among those recommendations, the panel voted to remove acetaminophen-containing painkillers such as Vicodin, Tylenol 3, and Percocet from the nation's formularies. It also voted in favor of removing all acetaminophen-containing prescription drugs from the market. But the panel voted to keep over-the-counter (OTC) pills that combine acetaminophen and other ingredients, su...
Generic Name: CODEINE/BUTALBITAL/ACETAMINOPHEN/CAFFEINE -
ORAL Pronounced: (KOE-deen/bue-TAL-bi-tal/a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen/KAF-een) Cod-Butalbital-Acetaminop-Caf Oral 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. Acetaminophen helps to
decrease the pain from the headache. Caffeine helps increase the effects of
acetaminophen. Butalbital is a sedative which helps to decrease anxiety and
cause sleepiness and relaxation.
How To Use Cod-Butalbital-Acetaminop-Caf Oral
See also Warning section.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food,
usually every 4 hours as needed or as directed by your doctor. Do not take more
than 6 capsules in a 24-hour period. If you have nausea, you may take this
medication with food. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to
decrease nausea (e.g., antihistamine...
Generic Name: DECONGESTANT/NARCOTIC ANTITUSSIVE/ANTIHISTAMINE -
ORAL Pyrilamine-Pseudoephedrine-Cod Oral Uses
This combination product is used to treat symptoms caused
by the common cold, flu, allergies, hay fever, or other breathing illnesses
(e.g., sinusitis, bronchitis). Decongestants help relieve stuffy nose symptoms.
This product also contains a narcotic cough suppressant (antitussive) that
affects a certain part of the brain, reducing the urge to cough. Antihistamines
relieve watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, runny nose, and
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, this product is not
recommended to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years. Some
products (including some long-acting tablets/capsules) are not recommended for
use in children younger than 12 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more
details about using your produc...
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