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Controversial: There are studies on both sides of this issue, with some researchers finding that tramadol did reduce withdrawal, while others finding that it either did very little, or in some cases actually made it worse. A problem is that doses of ultram in the therapeutic range (300-400 mg/day) can cause seizures. My patients have told me mostly that ultram did very little for them, but a few got + results. ...Read more
What over-the-counter items can ease withdrawal from fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine)?
Better options exist: Fioricet/ fiorinal is a barbiturate derivative, which can be highly addictive , and interact with many other drugs.The type and source of headaches must be established ie; classic migraine, chronic daily ha, clusterha, ect. Biofeedback has been shown to be an effective treatment. Some ha's are peripheral (occipital neuralgia). If ha's are frequent , a preventative drug is preferred( topamax, (topiramate) verapam. ...Read more
There aren't any: Let me explain - "Cet or cette" at the end of medications means it contains acetaminophen or tylenol. The active opiate in the medication is Oxycodone, and oxycodone comes without tylenol in both brand-name and generic versions, including Roxicet, which comes in 5, 10, 15 and 30 mg strengths. It also comes in sustained release long-acting versions in doses ranging from 10mg - 80 mg. ...Read more
Liver failure: Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can kill. An overdose of Acetaminophen can cause acute liver failure, which is a highly unpleasant event to go through. It is associated with cerebral edema (swelling of the brain) and blood clots and other nasty complications and can lead to the need for a liver transplant or to death. Tylenol within labeled limits is safe for most people. Taking more can kill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Yes , yes it can be very addictive it has butalbitol in it. ...Read more
Benzo withdrawal: Some antidepressants can have very unpleasant flu like withdrawal symptoms, like Paxil or effexor, (venlafaxine) but benzo withdrawal can result in seizures and death if going cold turkey from a high dose of benzos. Both should be tapered if you would like to stop taking them, to minimize the withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more