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A 45-year-old male asked:

I take fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 4 pills daily . what and how long will i take for me to become addicted . i had 4 headaches a week . now none ?

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Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
Pain Management 31 years experience
Difficult to say.: You will become tolerant (takes more to achieve same effect) and physically addicted (you will feel poorly when u stop taking) fairly quickly at those doses - 1w-6w? I certainly suggest you see a headache specialist (neurologist, pain doc) - there are better medications for long-term use. Hope this helps.
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