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Dr. Scott Keith
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Fioricet (Overview)

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


Dr. Scott Keith
149 Doctors shared insights

Fioricet (Overview)

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


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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?

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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Need to know, are there negative side effects from fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?

Need to know, are there negative side effects from fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?

The usual: Side effects for any drug are difficult to predict, but commonly reported side effects for Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) include:

dizziness
drowsiness
intoxicated feeling
light-headedness
nausea
vomiting
sedation
substance dependence
shortness of breath
abdominal pain. ...Read more

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How could long term fioricet / fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) users or abusers affect someone?

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

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Sustained a slight concussion/ moderate whiplash 2 weeks ago. Been taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for headache for 8 days, little to no relief when wears off. Typical?

Sustained a slight concussion/ moderate whiplash 2 weeks ago. Been taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for headache for 8 days, little to no relief when wears off. Typical?

Need diagnosis: The head and neck issues may be interacting, and the neck may be a trigger for the headache, but might consider possibility of disc protrusion, or even thoracic outlet syndrome secondary to shoulder strap. Also, might wonder about intracranial problem. See your doc and try some conservative meds and physical therapy first. ...Read more

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Is fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) better than 222 pills?

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 ha's are peripheral (occipital neuralgia). If ha's are frequent, a preventative drug is preferred (topamax, (topiramate) verapam. ...Read more

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Starting indomethacin (25mg 3x) for post concussion headache, was on fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). Already on topamax (25mg 2x) for migraine. Interactions? I am 5'4" 107 lbs

Starting indomethacin (25mg 3x) for post concussion headache, was on fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). Already on topamax (25mg 2x) for migraine. Interactions? I am 5'4" 107 lbs

Seek a neuromuscular: Taking medications is like giving a bandaid instead of stitches seek a neurologist to find out why you have migraines it is quite possible it maybe due to your bite look for a neuromuscular dentist in your area. ...Read more

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Is fioricet (plain) and norco10/325 a good combination for tension/migraines? It seems to be the only thing that has worked for me. My new dr disagrees

Is fioricet (plain) and norco10/325 a good combination for tension/migraines? It seems to be the only thing that has worked for me. My new dr disagrees

Not a good plan: Fioricet ; Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) are habit-forming medications, and migraine can be a very long-term problem. Beyond conventional meds, many nutritional interventions may help, such as adding magnesium. Coq10, riboflavin (vit b2), and herbal feverfew. Eliminate coffee/caffeine, and monitor your diet for food sensitivities. Biofeedback and other mind-body approaches can help too. Http://tinyurl. Com/y883ulg. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) overdose?

What is the treatment for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) overdose?

See MD: Treatment is off the symptoms includidng nausea, vomiting, sedation, respiratory collapse and circulatory failure. ...Read more

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Is fioricet (plain) and norco10/325 a good combination for tension/migraines? It seems to be the only thing that has worked for me. My new dr disagrees

Not a good plan: Fioricet ; Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) are habit-forming medications, and migraine can be a very long-term problem. Beyond conventional meds, many nutritional interventions may help, such as adding magnesium. Coq10, riboflavin (vit b2), and herbal feverfew. Eliminate coffee/caffeine, and monitor your diet for food sensitivities. Biofeedback and other mind-body approaches can help too. Http://tinyurl. Com/y883ulg. ...Read more

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Can I tak depakote 250 and fioricet 300-50-40 together?

Can I tak depakote 250 and fioricet 300-50-40 together?

There is interaction: According to FDA there is drug interaction and it depends on how long you are going to take them together. Discuss with your Doctor or pharmacist before you take them together ...Read more

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Taking topamax (topiramate) with fioricet, is this okay?

Yes, but wean down: Yes, the Fioricet will stop headaches that occur, while the topamax (topiramate) will keep them from coming on in the first place. That being said, if you are still using the Fioricet on a regular basis, you should definitely look into alternative medications- Fioricet has been shown to greatly increase the risk of medication overuse headache, which is very difficulty to treat. ...Read more

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Can I take Tylenol extra strength with fioricet if I don't exceed 3000/24 hours?

Can I take Tylenol extra strength with fioricet if I don't exceed 3000/24 hours?

Be cautious: I would try and avoid taking up to 3000mg of tylenol on a regular basis regardless of what source. While 3000mg/24 is an accepted dosing amount. The potential for cumulative toxicity is still significant especially if you take it regularly. Also, be very cautious if you have liver problems, consume alcohol or take other medications metabolized in the liver.
Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is there a fioricet or fiorinal available without caffeine? It jazzes me up so much.

Is there a fioricet or fiorinal available without caffeine? It jazzes me up so much.

Yes: Phrenilin is just butallbital/acetaminophen. While fioricet has butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine. Not sure how many pharmacies stock it. It might be special order. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Stopped fioricet/codeine 90 pills a month to 30 pills in one month. Withdrawals in morning till I take 1 pill, then good all day, is this normal?

Withdrawal: In order to prevent or diminish symptoms of withdrawal attributed to butalbital which is found in fioricet, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) a person must taper down the dose he or she takes. Than one has decreased to one pill per day is a good indication that the taper down regimen is working since you are only taking onepill per day. ...Read more

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Might I take fioricet and vistaril (hydroxyzine) together?

Why?: If there is a pain problem, what is the cause of the pain and treat the cause so that it will go away.
Pain medication blocks symptoms and too much can cause more problems

you need another opinion as to what is the cause of your problems and getting them resolved. ...Read more

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I took 7. 5 mg of Xanax, 10 Fioricets plus a bottle of wine?

What is your: Question? You need to call 911 and get to the closest emergency room. Need help if addicted to Opiods and alcohol medication assisted treatment with counseling is effective ...Read more

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Can I take 5mg of Ambien (zolpidem) and fioricet (without codeine) together?

Risky combination: Fioricet is a barbiturate, and large doses can interfere with breathing. Ambien (zolpidem) plus Fioricet causes marked drowsiness. Putting all together, you could sleep so soundly that there could be risk of aspiration, but if you have any sleep apnea, respiratory drive might be substantially suppressed. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more