What should I know about acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine?

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions and current medications before taking acetaminophen, butalbital and caffeine (brand name Fioricet). Avoid this medication if you are allergic to any of its components or have porphyria. The following conditions may pose a greater health risk for taking this medication: lung disease, asthma, COPD, or sleep apnea; liver cirrhosis or liver or kidney disease; problems going to the bathroom; heart or circulation problems; or a history of drug or alcohol addiction. Tell your doctor if you have more than three alcoholic drinks per day. You should not take this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Butalbital is addictive, so do not take more than your prescribed dose and never give this drug to anyone else. If you develop a skin rash, stop taking the drug right away and tell your doctor. 

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