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Whats fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) like?

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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.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. John Barbuto
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The terms "rebound" and "transformed migraine" are in the literature; yet, these labels are provided without biological proof that the hypothesized mechanism is actually present. Conversely, the labels are applied to patients who have frequent symptoms that they "chase" with pain pills recurrently. The pivotal issue is this situation.
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