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A 60-year-old female asked:

Stopped fioricet/codeine 90 pills a month to 30 pills in one month. withdrawals in morning till i take 1 pill, then good all day, is this normal?

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Dr. Angela Walker
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Withdrawal: In order to prevent or diminish symptoms of withdrawal attributed to butalbital which is found in fioricet, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) a person must taper down the dose he or she takes. Than one has decreased to one pill per day is a good indication that the taper down regimen is working since you are only taking onepill per day.
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