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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Esgic (Overview)

Esgic is a combination agent for pain which is a kind of pain medication.


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Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) an effective pain reliever? Please advise!

Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) an effective pain reliever? Please advise!

What type of pain?: Where is it located.? how long have you had it? . ............need more info. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
6 Doctors shared insights

Esgic (Overview)

Esgic is a combination agent for pain which is a kind of pain medication.


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I have been having headaches all day unless I take tramadol and esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). I don't abuse them. I don't want rebound headaches. My dr won't prescribe more.

I have been having headaches all day unless I take tramadol and esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). I don't abuse them. I don't want rebound headaches. My dr won't prescribe more.

Preventive Meds!: You need to see a dr. That will investigate the cause of your headaches and come up with a program of prevention. It sounds like you may have transformed your headaches into rebound headaches. Seek a dr. With an interest in treating/preventing headaches-check the www. Achenet. Org website for drs. With that interest. ...Read more

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Anyone been prescribed esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) or fioricet while pregnant?

Anyone been prescribed esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) or fioricet while pregnant?

Yes: Both esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and Fioricet are pregnancy category c. Animal studies show adverse fetal effects, but no human studies have been done.

Your doctor and you need to decide if the benefits outweigh the risk. ...Read more

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Will topamax (topiramate) and esgic plus work for tension headaches?

Will topamax (topiramate) and esgic plus work for tension headaches?

Different Goals: Topamax (topiramate) is used to prevent headaches-esgic is used as a rescue drug when the headaches occur. If the esgic is used regularly, it can trigger medication overuse headaches which become more difficult to treat than the original headache. ...Read more

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Will topamax (topiramate) and esgic plus work for tension headaches?

Different Goals: Topamax (topiramate) is used to prevent headaches-esgic is used as a rescue drug when the headaches occur. If the esgic is used regularly, it can trigger medication overuse headaches which become more difficult to treat than the original headache. ...Read more

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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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Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) an effective pain reliever? Please advise!

What type of pain?: Where is it located.? how long have you had it? . ............need more info. ...Read more

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Anyone been prescribed esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) or fioricet while pregnant?

Yes: Both esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and Fioricet are pregnancy category c. Animal studies show adverse fetal effects, but no human studies have been done.

Your doctor and you need to decide if the benefits outweigh the risk. ...Read more

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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

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Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) plus effective for migraine type headaches?

Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) plus effective for migraine type headaches?

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

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I have been having headaches all day unless I take tramadol and esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). I don't abuse them. I don't want rebound headaches. My dr won't prescribe more.

Preventive Meds!: You need to see a dr. That will investigate the cause of your headaches and come up with a program of prevention. It sounds like you may have transformed your headaches into rebound headaches. Seek a dr. With an interest in treating/preventing headaches-check the www. Achenet. Org website for drs. With that interest. ...Read more

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