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Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) a good medication for severe headache?

Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) a good medication for severe headache?

Not always.: First, it depends on the cause of the headache, since it contains acetaminophen, caffeine, and a barbiturate. If your headaches are severe, please see your doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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Yes hi any presption to my medication for migraine I use fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) can you helpme?

Yes hi any presption to my medication for migraine I use fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) can you helpme?

Migraine - Depends: This depends. How often do you have your migraine? How well does your medicine work? Some people use preventers when they have migraines more than twice per week. Other people find fioricet, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) sumatriptan, excedrin, or midrin help when their migraines arrive. ...Read more

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I hear there is a new medication called fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) which has codeine, can you tell me more about it?

An addicting med.: An addicting pain medicine for headaches. I would recommend you don't use it. I would do my best to understand the cause of your headaches. May just need new glasses, control your blood pressure, address the stress of life/job/responsibilities rather than complicate with an addicting medication. It would be my last resort, if ever at all. Go to a headache specialist, or interventional pain doc. ...Read more

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Is butalbital good for migraines or chronic headaches? Is it a dangerous drug with a lot of side effects?

Is butalbital good for migraines or chronic headaches? Is it a dangerous drug with a lot of side effects?

Not in my opinion: Butalbital is present in a long list of migraine medications, most of which contain acetaminophen, and often combined with codeine (Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and many generics). It is a barbiturate that has strong potential to cause physical dependency and addiction, as well as serious problems with overdose. There are many better drugs to both prevent (verapamil, beta blockers) and treat (sumatriptan etc). ...Read more

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Fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) on drug test, will I pass?

Fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) on drug test, will I pass?

No: It contains, obviously, codeine which will show up as an opiate (and is also metabolized into morphine). It also contains a barbiturate, bultalbital, which will also show up as positive. I would worry more about using drugs when you are subject to drug testing, and the level of severity of your drug problem, as you do about getting caught. ...Read more

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I take fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) (w/o codiene) for tension headaches and found that it also helps with my back pain. Is there another drug that would also help both?

No narcotics: Although the Codeine helps with pain, the effectiveness will decrease over time as you build up a tolerance to the medication. It is also addictive and is not designed to be used long term. Try anti-inflammatories (i.e. Aleve, (naproxen) motrin, etc) and stay active by working on your core muscle strength. Being as light and fit as you can be will help greatly. ...Read more

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How does butalbital make you feel?

How does butalbital make you feel?

Woozyyyyyy..........: Butalbital is a barbiturate & it can cause drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, sense of intoxication, euphoria, poor judgment & memory loss. ...Read more

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How is butalbital addictive?

How is butalbital addictive?

It can be: All pain relievers have that potential. It is unlikely but possible. ...Read more

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Can butalbital and amlopidine be taken together?

Yes.: There is a potential interaction but it should be minor. Not a problem if they are taken together only intermittently. ...Read more

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Can I take butalbital and amlopidine at the same time?

Can I take butalbital and amlopidine at the same time?

Yes: There are no reported interactions between butalbital and amlodipine. This isn't true for butalbital compound which contains Aspirin and may reduce effectiveness of amlodipine. ...Read more

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What are some of the negative side effects of butalbital?

What are some of the negative side effects of butalbital?

Many her the most: Common. S of excess stomach acid secretion, irritation of the stomach or intestines, dizzy, feel like throwing up, throwing up, heartburn, stomach cramps. ...Read more

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How long does it take Butalbital to excrete the body and not show on urine exams?

How long does it take Butalbital to excrete the body and not show on urine exams?

Wait 100 hrs: Half life is 35 hours so by after 70 hours or should be out of your system. If you have baseline kidney disease, this haf time will increase. Recommend waiting 100 hours before doing urine check ...Read more

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Can I mix butalbital and alprazolam?

Can I mix butalbital and alprazolam?

No, I wouldn't: That would be a dangerous combination, because both are sedating medications. Please don't use them together. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with stopping long term use of butalbital with codeine?

What are the risks associated with stopping long term use of butalbital with codeine?

Withdrawal: If you have been on narcotics for awhile, suddenly stopping these meds will throw you into symptoms of narcotic/opiod withdrawal. May feel anxious, agitated, nauseated and in severe cases can be pretty harsh. I would advise you gradually wean down and possibly discuss this with whomever you have been getting the meds from. ...Read more

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I take 2 butalbital with codeine a day, I want to stop taking it. What is good taper method, that is safe?

Slowly: I would chat with your md that is prescribing but the best answer is very slowly. Start by taking 1.5 per day for several days then one per day for several days then one half per day for several and then even every other day at one half pill per day. Write out a schedule to go down every 5 or 6 days and stick to it! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have frequent migraines. After being prescribed butalbital, I realized that it does nothing for the headache or pain. Any recommendations?

I have frequent migraines. After being prescribed butalbital, I realized that it does nothing for the headache or pain. Any recommendations?

LOTS OF CHOICES: To prevent headaches, which may be your best choice, try depakote, beta-blockers, topirimate, or otc like riboflavin, coq-10, butterbur, feverfew, or botox. Butalbital not a great choice, as triptans work best (imitrex, relpax, (eletriptan) frova, zomig, maxalt, etc) and ergotamines may help. Also, Cambia and dolovent might be useful. ...Read more

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I have a migrain that's lasted two days now. Acentomeophen pills 500mgs at 11am this morning and its 2:23 pm now would it be okay to take butalbital?

I have a migrain that's lasted two days now. Acentomeophen pills 500mgs at 11am this morning and its 2:23 pm now would it be okay to take butalbital?

Yes: When the symptoms of migraine you have a short period of one hour to break migraine. If migraine have lasts for 2 days you may need to take medication more often because the migraine have reached the brain stem hence it is not going away that easy. ...Read more

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Why is there caffeine in fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Why is there caffeine in fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Migraine: Because it commonly helps with migraine headaches by improving constriction of blood vessels in the brains of migraine sufferers. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take butalbital and metoprolol together?

Is it safe to take butalbital and metoprolol together?

For migraines: Metoprolol may be used to decrease attacks of migraine and butalbital along with tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or caffeine may be used to relive pain from an attack. I think it should be okay to use them together if need arises. Be aware that butalbital may have an addictive potential. ...Read more

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Is it a problem to use butalbital and ketorolac at once?

Is it a problem to use butalbital and ketorolac at once?

Generally No: It is common to use these together to abort an acute migraine. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a Floricet (apap/butalbital/caffeine) overdose?

What are the effects of a Floricet (apap/butalbital/caffeine) overdose?

Sedation/liver issue: The tylenol (acetaminophen) component can cause liver damage if too many are taken at once. The butalbital will cause sedation that cannot fully be overcome by the caffeine. ...Read more

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Can butalbital/acetaminophen/caffe make you feel loopy or lightheaded? Help please?

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

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Why might someone whom we suspect stole a Duragesic (fentanyl) patch test very high for butalbital?

Why might someone whom we suspect stole a Duragesic (fentanyl) patch test very high for butalbital?

Taking both: If someone stole a narcotic patch, they may also have stolen barbiturates and take them, too. The Duragesic (fentanyl) patch should not test positive for barbiturates, to my knowledge. ...Read more

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I just looked at a list of interactions for the implanon and I saw butalbital. I've been on it since 2011; should I see a doctor?

I just looked at a list of interactions for the implanon and I saw butalbital. I've been on it since 2011; should I see a doctor?

OCP: Can decreased efficacy of the ocp. Also can decrease efficacy of seizure controlled by the butalbital. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Can I take chantix with fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Can I take chantix with fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Yes: There are no interactions noted between Chantix and fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine). ...Read more

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How are fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 50-325-40 different?

How are fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 50-325-40 different?

Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) difference?: Each tablet contains butalbital 50 mg, acetaminophen 325 mg, and caffein 40 mg
To which medication were you comparing Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)? ...Read more

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Why is fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) considered a controlled substance?

Why is fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) considered a controlled substance?

Contains Butalbatal: Which is a barbiturate a controlled substance. May have some effect on the intensity of the headache through a anti-epileptic effect. Also contains caffeine. Probably not the best treatment for headaches as it tends to worsen them if taken frequently. ...Read more