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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Fioricet Addiction (Overview)

Fioricet is a headache medication that combines acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine for short term relief of pain. Addiction to Fioricet can be difficult to deal with, especially for individuals with chronic pain.


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What are the symptoms of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

What are the symptoms of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

Like barbiturates: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) has butalbital, - an old sedative, which is very addictive. You are addicted if you need to take more and more to achieve the same result and if you have withdrawals from not taking the next dose. I treat this addiction by prescribing 3 generics instead of Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and then first substituting components and them weaning slowly from each component. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
5 doctors shared insights

Fioricet Addiction (Overview)

Fioricet is a headache medication that combines acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine for short term relief of pain. Addiction to Fioricet can be difficult to deal with, especially for individuals with chronic pain.


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

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

Sedative withdrawal: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) contains the sedative-hypnotic butalbital, caffeine, and acetaminophen. Although one can become habituated to caffeine, the butalbital is the more dangerously addictive component. For this component, the physician can use a longer-acting medication like Phenobarbital and slowly taper from that. Find an addiction medicine physician: http://www.Asam.Org. ...Read more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

counseling
1 hrs, every other day for 3 months
tell your doctor. and seek medical care
once
develop support network, stop lying, tell family
once
12 step program support
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What are the symptoms of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

Like barbiturates: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) has butalbital, - an old sedative, which is very addictive. You are addicted if you need to take more and more to achieve the same result and if you have withdrawals from not taking the next dose. I treat this addiction by prescribing 3 generics instead of Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and then first substituting components and them weaning slowly from each component. ...Read more

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

Sedative withdrawal: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) contains the sedative-hypnotic butalbital, caffeine, and acetaminophen. Although one can become habituated to caffeine, the butalbital is the more dangerously addictive component. For this component, the physician can use a longer-acting medication like Phenobarbital and slowly taper from that. Find an addiction medicine physician: http://www.Asam.Org. ...Read more

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

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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How can I find a medical doctor to assist my wife in getting off of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)? Our rural area does not have addiction services

How can I find a medical doctor to assist my wife in getting off of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?  Our rural area does not have addiction services

Addiction Medicine: There may be a physician trained in addiction medicine in your vicinity, even if there are no inpatient programs nearby. You can check the american society for addiction medicine web site's "find a physician" search engine: http://community.Asam.Org/search/default.Asp?M=basic some of these physicians are psychiatrists, but other backgrounds are there also. ...Read more

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Can the headache medicine fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) be addictive?

Can the headache medicine fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) be addictive?

Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Yes , yes it can be very addictive it has butalbitol in it. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Fioricet (Definition)

Fioricet is a combination agent for pain which is a ...Read more