Relieving tension headaches. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How these medicines work is not completely understood. Acetaminophen works in the brain to relieve pain. Butalbital has a depressant effect that reduces anxiety and causes relaxation.
Axocet and Phrenilin
Dizziness; drowsiness; light-headedness; mild stomach pain; nausea; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking acetaminophen / butalbital:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue); confusion; fainting; fast heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; intoxicated feeling; mental or mood changes; numbness or tingling; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent drowsiness; shortness of breath; sluggishness; symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine, loss of appetite, pale stools, severe stomach pain; yellowing of the skin or eyes); unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness.
(oral tablet, oral capsule)