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A 22-year-old female asked:

i have a history of migraines so my nero put me on fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). the headaches came back but i'm only supposed to take 4 tablets a week. why is that?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): contains a barbiturate which is very addictive, Also using it daily can cause rebound headaches.

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