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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Fioricet (Overview)

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


Dr. Chad Levitt
139 doctors shared insights

Fioricet (Overview)

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


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Please describe the medication: fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?

Please describe the medication: fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?

See below: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) contains a combination of acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Butalbital is in a group of drugs called barbiturates. It relaxes muscle contractions involved in a tension headache. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow. ...Read more

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Prescribed fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) (butal-acet-caff 50-325-40) says take one a day. Already took one today but excruciating migraine is back. Can i take another one?

Prescribed fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) (butal-acet-caff 50-325-40) says take one a day. Already took one today but excruciating migraine is back. Can i take another one?

Be very careful: I prefer not to use any narcotics or barbiturates with my migraine patients due to risk of tolerance and rebound, which can eventuate in chronic daily headaches, a much more challenging complication. You should discuss fully these risks with your doctor. ...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?

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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Are there effective alternative therapies for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

Alternatives?: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction can kill you. Get help and support at na and talk honestly with your doctor or an addiction specialist and get the help you need and deserve. ...Read more

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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

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How do I wean off fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) safely?

How do I wean off fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) safely?

Taper: If you are using more than one dose a day, drop 1 dose every 3 days. When you are down to one a day, go to every other day, then stop. ...Read more

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