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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

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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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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 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 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 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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Dr. James Dukelow
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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. Payam Mehranpour
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Fioricet (Definition)

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