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Yes...but?: Anyone with a medical (or dental license) plus a dea controlled substance registration. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Tom heston faafp, fasnc, facnm is it ok to take wellbutrin, pristiq, and savella (milnacipran) together?
I am not Dr Heston, : And in my opinion, that combination is very good as long as those medications work together to relieve the symptoms of depression, anxiety and chronic pain. When the illness is severe enough, combining several agents is more effective, causes less side effects, although it can be more costly and cumbersome to maintain the treatment. Hope this answer to your question while awaiting for dr heston's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Mersyndol: This is a mild narcotic consisting of paracetamol 450 mg., Codeine phosphate 30 mg. & doxylaminesuccinate 5 mg. I encountered few patients over the past few years using the medication for chronic headaches, and they all were able to come off of the medication when they realized the impact on the liver, and when they started tx with pain specialist. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May be: It is preferable to use other preventative medications for headaches in this syndrome and there are multiple choices. However if others do not help or insurance coverage is a big hindrance and Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) works then it is valuable and here benefits far outweigh risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraine-my internist told me today it was OK for me. I have nsaid sulfa ultram allergies with severe reactions seizure,Stevens Joh?
Imitrex (sumatriptan) and Sulfa: Hello. Your doc wouldn't prescribe this if they they had grave concerns. It is interesting how medis, which contain sulfa are tolerated by patients with sulfa allergies. Example Can't take sulfa based antibiotic but can take Celebrex (celecoxib) (sulfa based) without any issues. A "few molecules" separates each sulfa family (class) so the cross-reactivity between sulfa classes is is lower than expected. ...Read more
I need a dr in northern va who will prescribe fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). I've tried everything else and this is what works for me! Please help?
Doctor? Drug Dealer?: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) is for short term use only. It is not for pain management or long term use. If you have chronic pain the goal is to relieve you of your pain not to give you narcotics to cover up the pain for ever. It sounds like you are seeking out a drug dealer rather than finding a physician that will be honest and compassionate and help you to find how to solve your problem rather than cover it up. ...Read more
Migrane: Migraines are sometimes hard to treat, I know I get them. Maxalt can be taken if your headache is still there you can repeat in 2 hours. It tends to work better at the start of a headache. Phenergan (promethazine) is for nausea, you certainly can take it with either of the mentioned medications. Make sure you have nausea before taking it. Make sure you go to a dark, quiet room and try to sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer