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Are there effective alternative therapies for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
NO: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) dependence is dangerous. A rapid detox may result in seizures. Substitution with a long acting barbiturate like Phenobarbital is best with a stepwise reduction.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Alternatives?: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction can kill you. Get help and support at na and talk honestly with your doctor or an addiction specialist and get the help you need and deserve.

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