This combination medication is used to treat tension headaches. Butalbital is a sedative that helps to decrease anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation.


Side Effects – Butalbitalis a unification of a narcotic, a non-salicylate analgesic and antipyretic, and a central nervous system stimulant marked for the relief of the indication complex of tension (or muscle contraction) headache side effect are as follows –

  • drowsiness
  • lightheadedness
  • dizziness, sedation
  • shortness of breath
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain, and
  • intoxicated feeling

How to use-

Take this drug by mouth, normally every 4 hours as needed or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more than 6 capsules/tablets in a 24-hour period. Take with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) unless your doctor advise you otherwise. Do not let down for at least 10 minutes after taking this medicine. To help hamper stomach upset, take it with food or milk. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.

Though it helps many people, this drug may sometimes cause craving. This risk may be very large if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Do not increase your dose, take it more often, or use it for a longer time than prescribed. Use the smallest effective dose.


Butalbital is a opiate with an moderate stretch of action. Butalbital is often mixed with other medicine , such as acetaminophen (paracetamol) or aspirin, and is normally prescribed for the treatment of Anxiety, Head pain and headache. The different grouping mixed with codeine are FDA-approved for the treatment of tension headaches. Butalbital has the same chemical formula as talbutal but a different structure—one that presents as 5-allyl-5-isobutyl barbituric acid


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