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Ephedrine Caffeine Aspirin
Aspirin side effects: Caffeine shouldn't have significant adverse effects beyond insomnia if taken within a few hours of try to sleep. Aspirin when used intermittently in adults also shouldn't be a problem. When used chronically it can put you at increased risk for bleeding and high doses can be toxic. Follow the package labeling to be safe. ...Read more
Not really: All of the otc stimulants are essentially the same. ...Read more
I took hydroxcut pills which contained ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and caffeine. How do I overcome the hyper side-effects?
Stop taking it!: You can overcome the side effects of supplements by not taking them. The main problem is that there's no legal requirement for the manufacturers to prove safety & efficacy prior to making miraculous claims as long as they display the fda's disclaimer. However, the law also allows lax manufacturing so that contamination is a problem. Yes, this is akin to throwing out the baby w/bath water but . . ...Read more
Generic fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) if taken more time in less the time recommended could it have serious or permanent damages?
Generic or brand: Should be used short term and taken as prescribed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How could long term fioricet / fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) users or abusers affect someone?
Many Ways: Aside from the likely liver or kidney damage from the Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) contained in these combinations, assuming that you were taking the meds for headache, you will probably develop medication overuse headache. There is also the possibility of developing a barbiturate dependence which could lead to seizures if you stopped the drug suddenly. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it has a barbiturate in it. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need expert advice! where to find the best ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) + caffeine supplements for weight loss?
Why would fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) be considered a controlled substance while fioricet is not?
Good question: Not sure why it would not be a schedule 3 controlled substance. The abusable substance is the butalbatol which is a barbiturate. I do not know why it is not scheduled. It should be. Perhaps the dea can give you an answer. ...Read more
I took Excedrin and it worked! I forgot it has caffeine in it and had a reaction. Next time can I just take aspirin and acetaminophen?
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
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