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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it okay that i usedget fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) with 30mg codeine for tension/cluster headaches.?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Yes it is ok: It is ok to use this. This medicine was not generally effective for many headache subtypes so it has not become a first line agent for any of them. If you have tried many other treatments, and failed, this may be a reasonable option. It is surprising how often codeine medicines do not help headaches.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Roy Arnold
Dr. Roy Arnold commented
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Not just codeine, opiates in general do not help headaches
Nov 26, 2014
Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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