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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Fioricet (Definition)

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


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I hear there is a new medication called fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) which has codeine, can you tell me more about it?

I hear there is a new medication called fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) which has codeine, can you tell me more about it?

An addicting med.: An addicting pain medicine for headaches. I would recommend you don't use it. I would do my best to understand the cause of your headaches. May just need new glasses, control your blood pressure, address the stress of life/job/responsibilities rather than complicate with an addicting medication. It would be my last resort, if ever at all. Go to a headache specialist, or interventional pain doc. ...Read more

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I have a migraine headache. I'm out of my migraine medication. I take fioricet. Can this med be prescribed through this service. I do have an appointm?

I have a migraine headache. I'm out of my migraine medication. I take fioricet. Can this med be prescribed through this service. I do have an appointm?

I don't think so: Because it contains butalbital, a controlled substance.
You might want to try to find my checklist for Managing migraines, which contains many suggestions for dealing with them without prescription medication. The most effective OTC medication is motion sickness medicine such as dramamine. We give something like this IV in the ED and it works wonderfully. Good luck! ...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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Fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) on drug test, will I pass?

Fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) on drug test, will I pass?

No: It contains, obviously, codeine which will show up as an opiate (and is also metabolized into morphine). It also contains a barbiturate, bultalbital, which will also show up as positive. I would worry more about using drugs when you are subject to drug testing, and the level of severity of your drug problem, as you do about getting caught. ...Read more

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I take fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) (w/o codiene) for tension headaches and found that it also helps with my back pain. Is there another drug that would also help both?

No narcotics: Although the Codeine helps with pain, the effectiveness will decrease over time as you build up a tolerance to the medication. It is also addictive and is not designed to be used long term. Try anti-inflammatories (i.e. Aleve, (naproxen) motrin, etc) and stay active by working on your core muscle strength. Being as light and fit as you can be will help greatly. ...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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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?

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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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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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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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

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Is it true that Zoloft reduces the effect of Fioricet? How many hours apart should I take them?

The use of: Zoloft and Fioricet can increase the side effects causing drowsiness, confusion, difficulty concentrating and in elderly people can cause poor motor coordination impaired thinking and judgement. If possible, do not use at the same time. If you have severe headache, take the Fioricet and take the Zoloft 24 hours later. ...Read more

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I took my fioricet this at 1030 when can I take my tramadol with Tylenol?

I took my fioricet this at 1030 when can I take my tramadol with Tylenol?

Better not: Take fioricet with either Tramadol or Tylenol, it's ingredients interacts with either of them, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, take care ...Read more

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Would it be safe for me to take trazodone 50 mg and robaxin (methocarbamol) 500 mg five hours after having taken one capsule of fioricet? (Prescribed separately)

Would it be safe for me to take trazodone 50 mg and robaxin (methocarbamol) 500 mg five hours after having taken one capsule of fioricet? (Prescribed separately)

Yes, but U have-: -2 B careful B4 driving or operating machinery. 1=4 sleep, 1= muscle relaxant, & 1=pain reliever. B sure 2 keep tract of the total Tylenol (acetaminophen) in each, so as not 2 exceed 4000mg/day. ...Read more

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I've had migraines since January and tried fioricet and imitrex (sumatriptan) but it didn't help and I'm 16 years old. Can it be something serious? What should I do

I've had migraines since January and tried fioricet and imitrex (sumatriptan) but it didn't help and I'm 16 years old. Can it be something serious? What should I do

Re-evaluation: By your doctor and possibly referral to a neurologist after ruling out eye disease, sinus disease or dental problems, yes all can resemble migraine ...Read more

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How could I be addicted to fioricet but have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) for panic and have never abused it/felt the urge?

How could I be addicted to fioricet but have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) for panic and have never abused it/felt the urge?

Both are addictive: If you are getting Xanax (alprazolam) on a regular basis you might not have known that you were addicted. Try stopping for a number of days, a few weeks, see if you have the urge for that as well. Barbiturates (fioricet) and benzodiazepines (xanax) are both "downers" and both have tachyphylaxis (habituation) qualities. ...Read more

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What Meds can I take for migraine lasting 2 weeks I have tried imatrex, fioricet, and zomig (zolmitriptan). What should I do?

Chronic daily HA's: Need to break up this escalating pattern, and your listed drugs will NOT work whatsoever. Steroids, Depakote, topirimate all can possibly stop this. Time to see neurologist and stop repetitive failures. ...Read more

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Been taking 1 fioricet per day for about 1 month. Can I just stop safely. Worried about seizures. Had one before coming off Xanax (alprazolam) but was high quantity?

Been taking 1 fioricet per day for about 1 month. Can I just stop safely. Worried about seizures. Had one before coming off Xanax (alprazolam) but was high quantity?

Butalbital: Withdrawal is minimal at this dose and you've been experiencing it every day as a single dose will not last 24 hours. If you are wanting to be sure this does not occur you can check an EEG first and switch to butalbital without the caffeine and cut it in half for a week ...Read more

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How are fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 50-325-40 different?

Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) difference?: Each tablet contains butalbital 50 mg, acetaminophen 325 mg, and caffein 40 mg
To which medication were you comparing Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)? ...Read more