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Aspirin And Butalbital And Caffeine Combination Agent For Pain
Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) an effective pain reliever other than for headaches?
Yes: Esgic, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) also known by the name Fioricet contains butalbital (a barbiturate), caffeine and acetaminophen. It can help for pain other then headache. You have to be very cautious with barbiturates however. They can cause significant CNS depression. And if used too often can cause rebound headaches. It would be safer to use Acetaminophen or an NSAID alone. ...Read more
Probably Not Safe: Some butterbur preparations contain chemicals called pyrrolizidine alkaloids (pas), which can damage the liver and cause other serious harm. Only butterbur products that are certified and labeled “pa-free” should be used. Since even the "pa-free" version of butterbur breaks down in the liver avoid taking with Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) (since this has Acetaminophen in it) and can lead to further liver damage. ...Read more
Not always.: First, it depends on the cause of the headache, since it contains acetaminophen, caffeine, and a barbiturate. Its official indication is for severe tension headaches. There are other medicines that would be better for migraine treatment. If your headaches are severe, please see your doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more
FIORINAL (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) -YES: Codeine no!Get a more detailed answer ›
Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) is supposed to be for tension headaches and cafeine is a stimulant, right?
Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Yes , yes it can be very addictive it has butalbitol in it. ...Read more
Narcotic itch: Great question. Any narcotic (or opioid medication) can cause the side effect of itching. If the itching is severe, you may have to change to a different medication. Many other things can cause itching too. If you continue to have itching after stopping the medication, then you have to rule out other potential offending agents. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both are Cat. C: There are no well controlled human studies. ...Read more
I have very severe migraines. Will fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) help?
Yes and no: Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) and Codeine are painkillers which can block the pain for a while (and cause drowsiness, other side effects & addiction), but will not get rid of the underlying problem. If you get these severe migraines more than 3 or 4 times a year, or if they last for more than half a day, talk to your doctor about migraine-specific treatments to prevent them or stop them in their tracks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, it has a barbiturate in it. ...Read more
Does fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) give you the high feeling like hydrocodone?
Is it possible to combine my blood pressure drug: exforge, with other pain killers such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) panadol etc..?
Yes : This drug is a combination of amlodipine and valsartan. These are safe drugs with Tylenol. Panadol is also acetaminophen. Please do not take both . I would try to avoid NSAIDs such as advil (ibuprofen) as this can contribute to hypertension. Follow the label for correct dosing. The amount of Tylenol you can take is reduced with age and liver disease. ...Read more
Is it okay that I usedget fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) with 30mg codeine for tension/cluster headaches.?
Yes it is ok: It is ok to use this. This medicine was not generally effective for many headache subtypes so it has not become a first line agent for any of them. If you have tried many other treatments, and failed, this may be a reasonable option. It is surprising how often codeine medicines do not help headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it bad to take 10 30 mg tablets of fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) in one month?
NO BUT KEEP THE: Amount as low and infrequent as possible. ...Read more
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