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Ascomp and Codeine

Name of generic origin: Aspirin butalbital, caffeine, as well as codeine [AS pir-in, bue TAL-bi-tal KAF-een, and KOE deen].
Brand name: Ascomp with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine
Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

What is Ascomp and Codeine?

Ascomp With Codeine is a combination medication for treating tension headaches following other treatments that have not worked. It is a combination medicine that works. Codeine is not used to treat headaches that occur and disappear.This medication contains codeine, which is an opioid (narcotic) medication that could be habit-forming.This medication could also be used to treat conditions not covered in this guideline.

Side Effects of Ascomp and Codeine

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.Opioid medicines can reduce or stop breathing and even cause death. The person who is caring for you should seek immediate medical attention if you experience prolonged breathing, pauses in your breathing, blue lips, or if it is difficult to get up.

Ascomp with codeine could cause serious adverse side effects. Contact your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Sighing, noisy breathing, deep breathing, breathing that stops when you sleep;
  • A slower heartbeat or a weak pulse
  • Feeling dizzy as though about to pass out.
  • Disorientation, strange thoughts, or behaviours;
  • Bleeding or easy bruising (nosebleeds and bleeding gums);
  • Extremely constipation;
  • Signs of stomach bleeding: bloody or black stools and coughing bloody vomit that looks similar to coffee grounds The symptoms of stomach bleeding include: bloody or tarry stools, which look similar to
  • Low levels of cortisol; low cortisol levels cause nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Fatigue, dizziness that gets worse, or weakness.

Take immediate medical attention should you exhibit indications that suggest serotonin syndrome, which includes hallucinations, agitation, sweating chills, shivering, rapid heart rate, muscle stiffness and twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea.The risk of serious side effects is more likely to occur in older patients or those who are overweight or malnourished. disabled.The long-term use of opioids can alter fertility (the ability to have children) for women or men.

Common side effects are:

  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation;
  • Headache, dizziness, drowsiness,
  • Feeling exhausted.

This list does not constitute a comprehensive listing of possible side effects.Others could happen. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects.Contact the FDA regarding any side effects at 1-800-FDA-1088.


A MISUSE OF OPIID MEDICINE can lead to addiction, overdose, or even death. Keep the medication in a location where other people can't access it.Don't give this medication to those who are younger than 12 years old or to anyone who is less than 18 and has had a surgical procedure to remove tonsils or adenoids.This medication taken during pregnancy could result in withdrawal symptoms that could be life-threatening for the baby.Side effects that are fatal can occur when you mix opioid medication in combination with alcohol or other substances that can cause drowsiness or slow breathing.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use this medication if you have an allergy to aspirin, butalbital caffeine, or codeine, or if you suffer from:

  • Serious asthma severe asthma, asthma with a runny nose, nasal polyps, or other breathing issues;
  • A stomach, or an obstruction in the bowel (including paralytic ileus);
  • An allergy to an nsaid (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications);
  • Haemophilia
  • If you've used an mao inhibitor within the last 15-day period (such as isocarboxazid or linezolid, blue injections, phenelzine rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine),

This medication is not recognised as being used by anyone younger than 12 years old.Don't administer this medication to anyone under 18 years old who has recently undergone surgery to remove tonsils or the adenoids.

Speak to your physician if you have ever suffered from:

  • Sleep apnea or other breathing conditions;
  • A stomach ulcer or obstruction of the bowel;
  • A vitamin k deficiency;
  • Seizures, head injury, or brain tumour;
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Alcohol dependence, also known as an addiction to drugs;
  • Issues with your pancreas, gallbladder, or thyroid.
  • Urination issues and
  • If you are taking medication to prevent or treat blood clots (such as warfarin, enoxaparin, clopidogrel, rivaroxaban, coumadin, effient, and xarelto),

Do not give this medication to a child who has an illness such as fevers, flu symptoms, or chickenpox. Aspirin may cause Reye's syndrome, a severe and often fatal condition for adolescents.If you take opioids while pregnant, your baby may develop a dependence on the medication. This can cause withdrawal symptoms that can be life-threatening for the infant after it is born. Babies born dependent on opioids may need medical treatment for several weeks.Aspirin taken during the last trimester of pregnancy can cause bleeding to the mother or in the baby during the birth.Do not breastfeed. Codeine can pass into breast milk and cause breathing difficulties, drowsiness, or even death in the nursing infant.

How to take Ascomp and Codeine?

Follow the instructions on the label of your prescription and read the medication guide. Make sure you take the dosage that works for treating your illness. Inform your doctor if you notice an increase in your desire to take a larger dose of this medication.Don't share this medicine with anyone else, particularly one who has an addiction history. A misuse of the medicine can lead to addiction, overdose, or even death. Make sure the medication is kept in a location where others can't access it. Giving away or selling opioids is illegal.If you require medical or surgical treatment, be sure to inform the doctor prior to the time you're taking this medication.Do not stop taking this medication suddenly following the duration of use, or you could experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Consult your physician about how to stop taking the medication.Refrigerate at an ambient room temperature, with minimal exposure to both heat and moisture. Be aware of the medication you are taking. It is important to be aware if someone is taking it incorrectly or without a prescription.Do not store any leftover opioid medications. One dose could cause death if someone is using the medicine in a way that is not proper. Ask your pharmacist for a take-back programme for disposal. If there's no taking-back service, combine the remaining medicine with coffee grounds or cat litter in a plastic bag that is sealed and put the bag in the garbage.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Ascomp is a combination of codeine used to treat pain, you're not likely to skip a dose. Don't miss any doses when it's time to take the next dose. Do not take two doses at the same time.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately, or contact us for help at the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. A high dose of this medicine could cause death, especially in children or any other user of the medicine who does not have a prescription.Overdose symptoms can include severe dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, muscle weakness, slow or fast heartbeats, as well as restlessness, tremors or dilated pupils, ear ringing and feeling hot vomiting, fainting, blue lips, cold and cold skin, extremely slow breathing, seizures, or the coma.

What should be avoided?

Do not drive or operate machinery until you understand the effects of this medication. Drowsiness or dizziness may result in accidents, falls and even serious injuries.Avoid drinking or consuming alcohol. Dangerous side effects or even death could happen.Consult a physician or pharmacist before taking other medications to treat swelling, fever, pain, or symptoms of the cold or flu. They could contain ingredients that are similar to aspirin (such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, and naproxen).

Interaction with other drug

There is a possibility of breathing issues or withdrawal symptoms when you start or stop taking certain medications. Inform your doctor if you are also taking medication, such as an antibiotic or antifungal medication. blood pressure or heart medicine, medication for seizures, or medication for treating HIV, as well as Hepatitis C.Opioid medicine may interact with other medications and can cause serious side effects or even death.
Be sure your doctor is aware if you take:

  • Medicine for allergies or colds, asthma or bronchodilator COPD medication, or a diuretic ("water pill");
  • Medications to treat motion sickness and irritable bowel syndrome medications for motion sickness, irritable bowel syndrome, or the overactive bladder;
  • Other narcotic drugs—opioid pain medicine and prescribed cough medicine;
  • A sedative such as Valium, diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Xanax, Klonopin, Versed, and more
  • Medications that cause you to sleepy or reduce your breathing—a sleep pill or muscle relaxer, a medication to treat mental illnesses
  • Serotonin-related drugs can alter the levels in your body. They can be stimulants or medications to treat depression, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, severe infections, sickness, and nausea.

This list is not comprehensive. Other medications can affect Ascomp with Codeine, such as prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The interactions may not all be included here.