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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Fioninal
Answer: Fioninal is a trade name for a pill which is a combination of butalbital 50 mg(a short acting barbiturate), aspirin 325 mg and caffeine 40 mg. The drug is used for different purposes-commonly for migraine headaches. Side effects include gastric irritation(from the aspirin) and sedation (butalbital). It is potentially addicting in continuing doses.