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acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine adverse effects

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Miller
45 years experience Anesthesiology
Migraine: This drug should be for bailout only. If taken everyday can cause rebound headache and convert episodic migraine to chronic daily headaches
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
29 years experience Pain Management
Should not: Taking this medication will only cause a rebound headache. There are numerous causes of headaches and not all headaches are migraine. See a headache s ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
May be: Esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) can help for severe headache.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not always.: First, it depends on the cause of the headache, since it contains acetaminophen, caffeine, and a barbiturate. If your headaches are severe, please se ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
More Info: Your question is not complete enough to give a useful answer. Please give more background info like, where is your pain, what seems to cause it, how l ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Selinger
11 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) does not have codeine. It containes Acetaminophen (tylenol), butalbital, and caffeine.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
19 years experience Urgent Care
Yes: Esgic, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) also known by the name Fioricet contains butalbital (a barbiturate), caffeine and acetaminophen. It ca ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not always.: First, it depends on the cause of the headache, since it contains acetaminophen, caffeine, and a barbiturate. Its official indication is for severe t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
The usual: Side effects for any drug are difficult to predict, but commonly reported side effects for Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) include: ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Not my knowledge: not to my knowledge

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