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

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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What is the treatment for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

What is the treatment for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

Sedative withdrawal: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) contains the sedative-hypnotic butalbital, caffeine, and acetaminophen. Although one can become habituated to caffeine, the butalbital is the more dangerously addictive component. For this component, the physician can use a longer-acting medication like Phenobarbital and slowly taper from that. Find an addiction medicine physician: http://www. Asam. Org. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

What are the symptoms of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

Like barbiturates: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) has butalbital, - an old sedative, which is very addictive. You are addicted if you need to take more and more to achieve the same result and if you have withdrawals from not taking the next dose. I treat this addiction by prescribing 3 generics instead of Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and then first substituting components and them weaning slowly from each component. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to ease addiction to fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) (the generic is butalbital) please help?

Can you tell me how to ease addiction to fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) (the generic is butalbital) please help?

Addiction Medicine: I would suggest working with an addiction medicine physician on this. As you know, Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) has a barbiturate in it. You might also consider finding a regular narcotics anonymous meeting to attend for additional support: http://www. Na.Org/ best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

What is the definition or description of: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

Fioricet addiction: Fioricet is an an analgesic that is used to treat headaches. Fioricet addiction is a compulsive physical or psychological need for this medication. ...Read more

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How can I find a medical doctor to assist my wife in getting off of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)? Our rural area does not have addiction services

How can I find a medical doctor to assist my wife in getting off of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)? Our rural area does not have addiction services

Addiction Medicine: There may be a physician trained in addiction medicine in your vicinity, even if there are no inpatient programs nearby. You can check the american society for addiction medicine web site's "find a physician" search engine: http://community. Asam. Org/search/default. Asp? M=basic some of these physicians are psychiatrists, but other backgrounds are there also. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for borderline personality?

Are there effective alternative therapies for borderline personality?

DBT Therapy: Dialectical behavioral therapy is probably the most well studied non medication treatment for borderline pd. Medications only help somewhat with the mood swings, depression, and impulsive behaviors. Marsha linehan phd actually suffers borderline pd and developed this model of therapy. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for paget's disease of the bone?

Are there effective alternative therapies for paget's disease of the bone?

None known: Paget's is accelerated and unregulated bone remodeling...Osteoclasts. Osteoblasts and osteocytes are involved. Bone metabolism is very complicated ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for child with low thyroid?

Are there effective alternative therapies for child with low thyroid?

No: If a child is not manufacturing enough thyroid hormone it must be replaced. Levothyroxine is the generic name for the medication used to treat an underactive thyroid. Particularly in children, thyroid hormone is important for growth and also brain development when very young. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for dental eruptions?

Are there effective alternative therapies for dental eruptions?

Avoiding dentures: This is an excellent question, and there are ways to prevent a need for dentures. But you have to start early with regular dental check-ups and some kind of Fluoride treatment in childhood. As you get older, take care of your gums with dental floss, toothpicks, or water-pik-like devices. Get problems treated promptly and avoid foods that harm teeth (carbonated beverages, high sugar content foods). ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for pku?

Are there effective alternative therapies for pku?

No: The only way to treat pku or rather to prevent symptoms of this disease is proper diet eliminating certain aminoacids from the diet. To prevent malnutrition you need to discuss this diet with specialist in metabolic diseases and dietitian. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for dermatomyositis?

Are there effective alternative therapies for dermatomyositis?

Yes: Treatment typically begins with oral steroid however more potent immunosuppressants are often needed. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) overdose?

What is the treatment for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) overdose?

See MD: Treatment is off the symptoms includidng nausea, vomiting, sedation, respiratory collapse and circulatory failure. ...Read more

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Are there any effective alternative therapies for treating menstrual disorders?

Are there any effective alternative therapies for treating menstrual disorders?

Menstrual disorder: Depends on what kind of mentrual disorder you are referring too. There are many types of menstrual disorders with many types of treatment. ...Read more

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What alternative therapies, in order of effectiveness, are most effective in treating neuropathic pain? Many thanks, B

What alternative therapies, in order of effectiveness, are most effective in treating neuropathic pain? Many thanks, B

Neuropathic Pain: Make sure you are getting 15 mg of L-Methylfolate, methylcobalamin (active B12 (2-4g), P5P (active B6) (50-75mg) daily. Don't smoke if you do! Those supplements will help increase circulation to the nerves which helps the pain by supporting & regrowing nerves. ...Read more

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Can the headache medicine fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) be addictive?

Can the headache medicine fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) be addictive?

Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Yes, yes it can be very addictive it has butalbitol in it. ...Read more

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How effective can laser therapy be for drug addiction?

How effective can laser therapy be for drug addiction?

Laser therapy: I'm assuming you mean laser therapy as a form of acupuncture? It has been used with several kinds of addictions, but the research available doesn't document the results well. This doesn't mean it's ineffective, just that more studies are needed. Here are a couple that I could find: [nicotine] http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21249644 ; [alcohol] http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15674998. ...Read more

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How effective's motivational enhancement therapy treating addiction?

How effective's motivational enhancement therapy treating addiction?

Very: Without "met", many patients will remain in denial, sabotage their treatment, offer resistance or quit treatment. Keeping the patient in treatment is key in the early phase of treatment. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for spinal stenosis?

What are some alternative therapies for spinal stenosis?

Several modalities: Each case should be approached differently. We can consider the following: chiropractic, both conventional and nucca, different forms of physical therapy, including spinal decompression, cold laser, arp wave, magnetic therapy. Drugs, shots and surgery are last resort. Www. Lifemedical. Us. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for dementia with Lewy bodies?

Are there alternative therapies for dementia with Lewy bodies?

Not easily managable: It has to be treated pharmacologically. Without it, this individual may be danger to self. The treatment has to be individualize to prevent further symptoms and progression of disease. There are no good data that alternative therapies like vitamins and herbal that have shown to be effective. The only thing I could think of would be enviromental modification and maintain socialization + stimulation. ...Read more

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Alternative therapies for sle?

Alternative therapies for sle?

No reason too: Lupus is an autoimmune disease whereby the nuclei in the cells are being attacked by your own immune system. B12 injections may help numerous biochemical pathways but won't lessen or cure lupus.

May want to look into functional medicine (http://www. Dasilvainstitute. Com/fuctional-medicine). ...Read more

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Are there any alternative therapies for sle (lupus)?

Yes: Organic whole food supplementation; elimination of acids from the diet; avoidance of known allergies including foods; taking large quantities of antiinflammatory herbs such as cats claw; nrf2 activator (protandim)--produces sod reducing oxidative stress levels to level of a 20 year old. See my link at www. Medacpc. Com. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for severe vomiting?

What are some alternative therapies for severe vomiting?

Need to find cause: First see md to find what the cause may be and treat that. In the meantime, if antiemetics failed, then there is acupressure along the underside of the wrist. If severe, need to address dehydration and see md would be highly recommended. But key is to find what is causing it. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for back spinal stenosis?

Are there alternative therapies for back spinal stenosis?

Let me explain?: Spinal stenosis is a mechanical problem. Were the canal were the spinal cord pass through, for some if get tight this what we call spinal stenosis. I- nonsurgical treatment, could help (education, medicines to relieve pain and inflammation, exercise (stationary bike, weight loss, physical therapy. If did help surgery.Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for major depression?

Are there good alternative therapies for major depression?

Many options: Fortunately we live in an era where there are multiple therapies to treat major depressive disorder (mdd) including: psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, electro convulsive treatment (ect), & repetitive transcranial stimulation (rtms). The choice of treatment (s) will depend upon the nature and severity of your mdd. You and your psychiatrist will decide what treatment options are best for you. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for bacterial prostatitis?

What are some alternative therapies for bacterial prostatitis?

Symptom relief: True bacterial prostatitis should be treated with an extended course of appropriate antibiotics. At times, your physician may prescribe other medications including non-steriodal anti-inflammatory, anticholinergics, alpha-blockers to help treat the symptoms. However, bacterial prostatitis should improve with antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for facial nerve paralysis?

Are there good alternative therapies for facial nerve paralysis?

No really: No dependable alternative therapies exist. The cause of the paralysis is very important. A bell's palsy should probably be seen and treated by an ENT to ensure appropriate treatment (high dose steroids +/- decompression surgery). If the paralysis is complete, surgical options exists for the various problems associated with the paralysis. See a facial plastic surgeon w/ experience in this area. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative therapies available for cystic fibrosis?

Are there any alternative therapies available for cystic fibrosis?

Why?: Many of the therapies for CF (chest percussion, inhaled saline, good nutrition) are "natural" (whatever that means in a modern society), but why on earth would you want to avoid the best treatment possible. CF is a disease with established, effective means for reducing suffering and improving quality of life (and length of life as well). Skipping modern medicine here is a mistake. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Fioricet Addiction (Definition)

Fioricet is a headache medication that combines acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine for short term relief of pain. Addiction to Fioricet can be difficult to deal with, especially for ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Fioricet (Definition)

Fioricet is a combination agent for pain which is a ...Read more


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