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Yes: This medication can cause nervousness, difficulty sleeping, and nausea. If you are taking it for migraine headaches, it can actually worsen your headaches. You should make a daily log of your headaches (timing, duration, intensity, location), and take the log with you to see a neurologist, who can help discuss the optimal treatment approach with you. Http://www. Ccjm. Org/content/77/4/236.full ...Read more
Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Start decreasing the frequency perhaps on a weekly basis. Then start to take less dose. ...Read more
Yes it is possible: To become dependent on fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). Even without codeine, it still contains a barbituate. Besides which you are taking high doses of Acetaminophen which has acute and chronic effects on your liver. Recommend you consider other treatments for your condition. ...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
Need to know, are there negative side effects from fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?
The usual: Side effects for any drug are difficult to predict, but commonly reported side effects for Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) include: dizziness drowsiness intoxicated feeling light-headedness nausea vomiting sedation substance dependence shortness of breath abdominal pain. ...Read more
What are the side efects of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and can it cause headache?
Old style medication: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) is a combination barbiturate /acetaminophen that used to be popular for headaches. In fact it is a very ineffective drug that causes drug rebound headaches. It is not an appropriate medication to treat your headache. See a neurologist or pain specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Can you tell me about it's like to take esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) plus for migraines?
How fast can I taper off Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). Been taking 15 day for almost a year?
Tapering Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Are you taking other medications? Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) contains a combination of acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine. Butalbital may be habit-forming. You should ease up the medication under medical supervision. Dependence/tolerance is a reality, which can manifest as a serious condition, and take you to the ER. See your Dr. Explain what you want to do, and start reducing the dosage, have a replacement ...Read more
How long does it take for Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) to leave your system? Is it good for long term migraines?
1 day: The half-life of Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) is approximately 4 hours. That's means the time it takes the blood to eliminate half of the drug is 4 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 4*6/24= 1 day. It is not clear if Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) should be used for treating migraines ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took two acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine lt wore off like maybe four hours ago and im having another migrane can I take another one?
I am having a sphecterotomy friday. I am taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for pain. Can I take Valium for the bad spasms I am having.
Yes, if prescribed: If it's been prescribed to you then you may take it. There should be no safety or health concerns with it. Just make sure that you don't become ataxic on it, which is to say that you lose your balance on it. Falls are a common side effect of valium but are perfectly avoidable if you keep your awareness of this in the forefront of your mind when you are walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 4 pills daily. What and how long will I take for me to become addicted. I had 4 headaches a week. Now none?
Difficult to say.: You will become tolerant (takes more to achieve same effect) and physically addicted (you will feel poorly when u stop taking) fairly quickly at those doses - 1w-6w? I certainly suggest you see a headache specialist (neurologist, pain doc) - there are better medications for long-term use. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My dr put me on fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for my severe migraines. I get them every day and the med often makes it worse. Is there anything else I can take?
Yes, you sure can: Have not used barbiturates for migraine for literally years, as is not appropriate due to rebound reaction like you describe. Similar effect with opioids. You have chronic daily headaches and need to interrupt pattern with preventative agent such as depakote, topamax (topiramate) or otc prep such as riboflavin, coq10, feverfew, butterbur, magnesium. See headache specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a perscrition bottle of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) that was filled in january of 2012 and it says to discard after january 2013. Can I still use it tho?
Yes.: Manufacturers routinely recommend discarding medications after a period of time. 1 year is common. This is based on the knowledge that meds will degrade and lose their potency over time. The amount is based upon the drug, storage conditions, etc. It isn't precise. For this drug, at worst, it's a little less effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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