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A 28-year-old female asked:

Is fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w codeine dangerous, or just addictive?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Both: It is high risk medicine and to be used only under specific circumstances.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine): Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) actually contains 3 drugs that can be addictive codeine a narcotic, butalbital a barbiturate and caffeine all of which may become addictive it also contains aspirin which has its own dangers Care should be taken when used frequently
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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