A 47-year-old member asked:
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i have very severe migraines. will fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) help?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and no: Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) and Codeine are painkillers which can block the pain for a while (and cause drowsiness, other side effects & addiction), but will not get rid of the underlying problem. If you get these severe migraines more than 3 or 4 times a year, or if they last for more than half a day, talk to your doctor about migraine-specific treatments to prevent them or stop them in their tracks.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. James Marx
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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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NO BUT KEEP THE: Amount as low and infrequent as possible.
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine): If lesser products such as Aspirin or acetominophin does not help and you are supervised through a physician, then it is ok.

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