1. ok... HELP!! I've got a pt. for tomorrow who is taking Esgic-plus prn headache. Ok, I guess it's an analgesic, but.. I can't find it ANYWHERE!! PDR doesn't have it, did an internet search.. nothing! Does anybody know anything about this stuff?
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  3. by   MRed94
    Found this info Here:

    Marketer: Forest

    Prescription or OTC: Rx


    Barbiturate + analgesic. Butalbital 50mg, acetaminophen 500mg, caffeine 40mg; caps; scored tabs.
    Indications: Tension (or muscle contraction) headache.
    Adults: 1 cap or tab every 4 hours as needed.
    Children: Not recommended.
    Also: ESGIC Rx
    Butalbital 50mg, acetaminophen 325mg, caffeine 40mg; tabs; caps.
    Adults: 1-2 tabs every 4 hours; max 6 daily.
    Children: Not recommended.
    Contraindications: Porphyria.
    Precautions: Drug abusers. Severe hepatic or renal impairment. Depression. Suicidal tendencies. Acute abdomen. Elderly. Debilitated. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.
    Interactions: Potentiation with alcohol, MAOIs, other CNS depressants. May antagonize oral anticoagulants, antibiotics, steroids, tricyclics.
    Adverse reactions: Drowsiness, dizziness, GI disturbances, depression, confusion, paradoxical excitement, dermatological reactions; respiratory depression, hepatotoxicity (overdosage).
    How supplied: Plus Caps-20, 100, 500
    Plus Tabs-100, 500
    Esgic Tabs-100, 500
    Esgic Caps-100
  4. by   mgthompson
    Thank you, thank you!! So basically this is Fiorinal by another name (Fiorinal by any other name would smell as sweet.. oh no, I guess that's humanities, isn't it..)