A 40-year-old member asked:
is fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) good for headaches?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Luis Villaplana answered
34 years experience Internal Medicine
FIORINAL (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) -YES: Codeine no!
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Julian Bragg answered
16 years experience Neurology
Narcotics not good: This is a common misconception, and leads to a lot of suffering. Narcotics are very prone to cause rebound headache or medication overuse headache, and should be avoided. If triptans or nsaids are not sufficient, you should consider prophylactic treatment.
Answered on Mar 16, 2014
Dr. John Barbuto answered
Specializes in Neurology
Basically, agree: Overall, I agree with the others. Yet, let's go a little further. "Headache" is only a symptom. In your case, a symptom of what? How often? Good according to whom? Many patients like FwC for headache, but it can lead to poor outcome if used frequently or used to treat the wrong illness. Chasing headache with pain pills only works for rare headaches due to non-serious cause. Is that you?
Answered on Jul 22, 2014
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