New York, NY
A 60-year-old female asked:
Why do doctors keep saying to cut fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) pill, it only comes in capsule. can you open the capsule to take half?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bahman Omranianswered
Pain Management 19 years experience
Cut back : May be they mean cut back and not cut in half!
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Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Cut down on use.: I agree with Dr. Omrani. Please don't cut up the Fioricet with Codeine capsule. However, if you are using Fioricet with Codeine it should be used very judiciously as you could develop tolerance. It contains both a narcotic and a barbituate.
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Last updated Jan 30, 2021
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