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cause of fioricet addiction

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I would encourage: You to work with an addiction medicine specialist.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction Medicine: I would suggest working with an addiction medicine physician on this. As you know, Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) has a barbiturate ... Read More
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Addiction: I am very happy to have you reach out for help with this question. It can be overwhelming and sometimes even embarrassing to admit that you have a pr ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Like barbiturates: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) has butalbital, - an old sedative, which is very addictive. You are addicted if you need to take more ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fioricet addiction: Fioricet is an an analgesic that is used to treat headaches. Fioricet addiction is a compulsive physical or psychological need for this medication.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
18 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Take as prescribed and don't stay on it long (less than 6 months) and you should be fine.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Suboxone: You need to get under the care of an addiction specialist. Often Suboxone is used. In any case you need to start a 12 step program or another suppor ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
NO: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) dependence is dangerous. A rapid detox may result in seizures. Substitution with a long acting barb ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
See below: Contact the american society of addiction medicine to see who they have near you. Be careful, not all addiction specialists are experienced in sedati ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
37 years experience Family Medicine
Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Yes , yes it can be very addictive it has butalbitol in it.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Foot pain: NO - this long term use is not associated with foot pain.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Bedder
37 years experience Pain Management
Old style medication: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) is a combination barbiturate /acetaminophen that used to be popular for headaches. In fact it is a v ... Read More
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