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Ascomp with Codeine

Generic name: aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine [ AS-pir-in, bue-TAL-bi-tal, KAF-een, and-KOE-deen ]
Dosage Form: Oral Capsule (325 mg, 50 mg, 40 mg and 30 mg).
Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

What is Ascomp with Codeine?

Aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine are a mix of medicines for treating tension headaches. Other treatment options have not worked. Aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine are not used to treat headaches that appear and go.The medicine is a source of codeine, which is an opioid (narcotic) medication and can be habit-forming.The medication can be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Ascomp with Codeine

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.Opioid medicines can cause breathing to slow or cease and cause death. The person who is caring for you must seek urgent medical attention if you experience prolonged breathing, pauses in your breathing, blue-colored lips, or if you find it difficult to get up.

Aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine can result in serious adverse consequences. Contact your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Sighing, noisy breathing, breath that is shallow, and breath that stops when you sleep
  • A low heart rate or a weak pulse
  • A feeling of lightheadedness that makes you feel like you're passing out;
  • The mind, or unusual thoughts or behaviors;
  • Bleeding or bruising (nosebleeds and bleeding gums);
  • Extremely constipation;
  • Symptoms of stomach bleeding: bloody or black stools bleeding, coughing up blood, or vomit that resembles coffee grounds The symptoms of stomach bleeding include: bloody or tarry stools, which look similar to
  • Low levels of cortisol-related symptoms include nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue, dizziness that gets worse, and weakness.

Take immediate medical attention. If you experience signs associated with serotonin syndrome, which includes hallucinations, agitation, sweating, fever chills, shivering, rapid heart rate stiffness of muscles and twitching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or nausea,The risk of serious side effects is more common among older adults or those who are overweight or malnourished. disabled.The long-term use of opioids could impact fertility (the ability to bear children), whether in women or men.

Common side effects are:

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

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. Your adverse reactions should be reported directly to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


The misuse of opioids can lead to addiction, overdose, or even death. Keep the medication at a distance from where others can't access it.Please do not give this medication to those who are younger than 12 years old or to anyone younger than 18 who has recently undergone a surgical procedure to remove tonsils or adenoids.This medication taken during pregnancy can result in withdrawal symptoms that could be life-threatening for the baby.Side effects that are fatal can be experienced if you take 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 cocaine, caffeine, or if you suffer from

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

This medication is not licensed for use by any person less 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.

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Sleep apnea or other breathing problems;
  • A stomach ulcer or obstruction of the bowel;
  • A vitamin k deficiency;
  • Seizures, head injury, or brain tumor;
  • Kidney or liver disease;
  • Alcoholism, 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, as well as xarelto),

Don't give this medicine to a child suffering from illnesses such as fever, flu symptoms, or chickenpox. Aspirin is known to cause Reye's syndrome, a dangerous and sometimes fatal illness for adolescents.If you take opioids while pregnant, your child could develop a dependence on the medication. This can cause severe withdrawal symptoms 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 gestation can result in bleeding for the mother or baby during the birth.Do not breastfeed. Codeine can pass into breast milk and could cause drowsiness, breathing issues, or even death for the nursing infant.

How to take Ascomp with Codeine?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label and go through all the medication guides. Take the dosage that works for treating your problem. Inform your doctor if you notice an increase in your desire to take more medication.Do not share this medication with a person you know, particularly those who have a history of substance abuse or addiction. The misuse of this medicine could lead to addiction, overdose, or even death. Make sure the medication is kept in a location where others are not able to access it. Giving away or selling opioids is a violation of the law.If you require medical or surgical procedures, be sure to inform the doctor in advance that you're taking this medicine.Do not stop taking this medication suddenly following the duration of use, or you may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Consult your physician about how to completely stop taking the medication.Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture. Make a note of your medication. It is important to be aware if someone is taking it incorrectly or without a prescription.Don't keep any empty bottles of opioids. A single dose could cause death for someone who is taking the medicine in a way that is not proper. Ask your pharmacist to find a disposal program that takes back the drug. If there isn't a 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.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Headache:

A capsule or two taken orally every 4 hours, if needed, not exceeding 6 capsules daily
Because of the risk of addiction, abuse, and misuse, prescriptions should only be given to patients who are candidates for alternative treatment options but are not being accepted or are not likely to be tolerated. It should also be reserved for patients whose other alternatives haven't provided sufficient analgesia or aren't expected to provide sufficient analgesia.
The efficacy and safety of treating headaches that are recurring using this product aren't established.
Uses: To relieve symptom-related tension (or muscle contraction) headaches in cases where nonopioid analgesics and other treatments are not effective.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because aspirin, butalbital cocaine, and caffeine are employed to treat pain, you're not likely to miss a dose. Don't miss any doses when it's time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

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 medication could cause death, particularly for children or a patient who is taking the medication without a prescription.Overdose symptoms can include severe sleepiness, confusion, muscular weakness, rapid or slow heartbeats, tremors, restlessness, dilated or pinpoint pupil and ear ringing, feeling hot, nausea, 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 are aware of the effects of this medicine on you. Dizziness and drowsiness could cause accidents, falls, or serious injuries.Don't drink or consume alcohol. Side effects, or even death, could occur.Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using any other medications for swelling, pain, fever, or symptoms of the cold or flu. They may 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 begin or stop taking other medications. Inform your doctor if you also take any antibiotic or antifungal medication. blood pressure or heart medications, seizures medication, or medication to treat HIV as well as Hepatitis C.

Opioid medications may interact with other medications, causing deadly side effects or even death. Be sure your doctor is aware if you take:

  • Medications for allergies or colds or allergy medications, bronchodilator asthma, COPD medication, or 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 medicines, such as pain medication with opioids and the prescription cough medicine,
  • A sedative such as Valium, diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Xanax, Klonopin, Versed, and more
  • Medications that cause you to sleep or cause breathing to slow down—a sleeping pill drug, muscle relaxer, or medication to treat mental illnesses;
  • Medications that alter the levels of serotonin in your body. They can be stimulants or medications to treat depressive symptoms, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, severe infections, vomiting, and nausea.

This list is not exhaustive. Other medications may interact with aspirin, butalbital, and codeine, which include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. The interactions of all drugs are not included here.