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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
More Info Needed: Hi, Hallucinations are not usually a side effect of either of these two medications. Perhaps there is more to this question that needs to be discovere ... Read More

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
Wrong venue: You didn’t just wander into a pharmacy & pick up some Fioricet off the shelf. A doctor had to prescribe it, & for a reason. You neglected to s ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Omg. That’s a lot : Get help from your PCP or prescribing doc. You can do this.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not a good plan: Fioricet ; Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) are habit-forming medications, and migraine can be a very long-term problem. Beyond conventional meds ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: But Fioricet with Codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) is considered a narcotic.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Yes , yes it can be very addictive it has butalbitol in it.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Headache: Often this medication is used for headache pain.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Headache Mediation: Treats tension (or muscle contraction) headaches. This medicine contains a barbiturate.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
No, Rx: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): butalbital (50 mg) acetaminophen (325 mg) caffeine (40 mg). Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is not an NSAID. Hope it helps.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Yes...but?: Anyone with a medical (or dental license) plus a dea controlled substance registration.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
May be: Esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) can help for severe headache.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: Both esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and Fioricet are pregnancy category c. Animal studies show adverse fetal effects, but no human stu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
Fiorinol without Cod: The Codeine probably doesn't add a lot to the effectiveness. This med is responsible for a lot of rebound or transformed migraine development.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: It is still used for that purpose.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience in Pain Management
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dawn Eliashiv
35 years experience in Neurology
Fiorecet or triptans: Please see your neurologist there are other options like triptan s. Sometimes fiorecet has tolerance and rebound headaches. If the migraines are freq ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Migraine - Depends: This depends. How often do you have your migraine? How well does your medicine work? Some people use preventers when they have migraines more than ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
There may be: increased CNS depression with the two you should discuss it with your physician
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
FIORINAL (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) -YES: Codeine no!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: No reported interactions between those 2 drugs.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Doctor? Drug Dealer?: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) is for short term use only. It is not for pain management or long term use. If you have chronic pain ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
19 years experience in Pain Management
Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) difference?: Each tablet contains butalbital 50 mg,acetaminophen 325 mg, and caffein 40 mg To which medication were you comparing Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbit ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
37 years experience in Pain Management
Better options exist: Fioricet/ fiorinal is a barbiturate derivative, which can be highly addictive , and interact with many other drugs.The type and source of headaches mu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
45 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Need medical help: You will need to reduce the dose slowly and at the same time initiated some other non addictive preventive treatment for migraine such as topiramate o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
16 years experience in Dermatology
Medication safety: Yes.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No OTC meds.: There are no otc meds that will help with withdrawal symptoms from narcotics. You should see your doctor as soon as possible.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Taper: If you are using more than one dose a day, drop 1 dose every 3 days. When you are down to one a day, go to every other day, then stop.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Ok: Alcohol far enogh away that it would not have an additive effect.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Both are Cat. C: There are no well controlled human studies.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
No: Using alcohol while taking Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) may lead to an overdose, which may cause death.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
Many Ways: Aside from the likely liver or kidney damage from the Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) contained in these combinations, assuming that you were takin ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Cut back : May be they mean cut back and not cut in half!
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Yeah. : Yeah. Up to a few weeks is normal. The muscles in your neck go up to your head and strain can cause pain. Be patient and stretch slowly when you can. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience in Family Medicine
Indocin (indomethacin): Need state question clearly. Confusing when say migraine interaction. Concussion- post- are migraines but other varieties. Stay away controlled substa ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See MD: Treatment is off the symptoms includidng nausea, vomiting, sedation, respiratory collapse and circulatory failure.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
18 years experience in Pain Management
Menstrual migraine: U can actually take them together. It will be more effective.

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