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Does Butalbital Have Codeine In It
Withdrawal: If you have been on narcotics for a while, 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
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
Not recommended: You should never use expired medicine. As it gets old, the chemicals can break down and produce undesired effects or the medication is no longer effective. ...Read more
Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine): Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) actually contains 3 drugs that can be addictive codeine a narcotic, butalbital a barbiturate and caffeine all of which may become addictive it also contains aspirin which has its own dangers Care should be taken when used frequently ...Read more
Can I take Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine and then take a lorazepam 1mg 2 hours later? Any interactions or dangers?
Will cautious, sporadic use of fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w codeine (approx 10-20 caps per month, usually less, prn) inevitably lead to dependence?
Can lead to: Dependence but not inevitably. Tolerance to opiates develops with chronic use and eventually requires higher doses to obtain same amount of relief. Plain fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) may provide the same headache relief without the codeine. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Taking for pain?: All pain medications can make some people feel "high". If you taking this for pain then it is less likely. If you are taking it to get high, then you are risking your life. ...Read more
Better options exist:
Fioricet/ fiorinal is a barbiturate derivative, which can be highly addictive, and interact with many other drugs. The type and source of headaches must be established
ie; classic migraine, chronic daily ha, clusterha, ect. Biofeedback has been shown to be an effective treatment. Some has are peripheral (occipital neuralgia). If ha's are frequent, a preventative drug is preferred(topamax, (topiramate) verapam. ...Read more
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
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 more
How long will it take for fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) to be completely out of your system?
Every 3 day cut back of fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) put me in wd at end of month. Went from 4 to 1 every other. What can I do now.1 per day?
Controlling pain: Using music, deep breathing, light activity (walking, swimming, dancing), reading, massage, and meditation/prayer can add to your ability to control your pain, even while decreasing pain medications. Practice a little more each day and you can become an expert on controlling your own pain. Talk to your doctor and consider visiting a pain clinic to help get you started. ...Read more
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
How can I safely detox from fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine)?
Need medical help:
You will need to reduce the dose slowly and at the same time initiated some other non-addictive preventive treatment for migraine such as topiramate or topamax or a beta blocker with the use of a triptan such as Imitrex (sumatriptan) for acute attacks.
You may need something for anxiety as you withdraw from the barbituric component of fioricet. ...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 more
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
Why do doctors keep saying to cut fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) pill, it only comes in capsule. Can you open the capsule to take half?
Cut back : Maybe they mean cut back and not cut in half! ...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
Yes...but?: Anyone with a medical (or dental license) plus a dea controlled substance registration. ...Read more
FIORINAL (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) -YES: Codeine no!Get a more detailed answer ›
Does fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) give you the high feeling like hydrocodone?
What over-the-counter items can ease withdrawal from fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine)?
Girlfriend takes fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) w/ codeine for headaches, could she become addicted to them?
Addiction: Simple answer is yes, definitely. Good you're concerned. ...Read more
Can I take fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) while trying to conceive?
Yes, but: Opioids in general like Codeine may affect reproductive hormones and may cause fertility issues by affecting ovulation. Only a thorough workup can determine if that is the case. If fertility is not an issue, the use of any drug during pregnancy can be a concern as this med has a category c rating for fetal adverse effects. Consult with an OB to weigh the risks versus the benefits. ...Read more
Would there be an advantage of using tramadol over butalbital with codeine for upper back muscle spasm pain and headaches? Would it be safer?
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