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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?

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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Fioricet (Definition)

Fioricet is a combination agent for pain which is a ...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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I take fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 4 pills daily . What and how long will i take for me to become addicted . I had 4 headaches a week . Now none ?

I take fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 4 pills daily . What  and how long will i take for me to become addicted . I had 4 headaches a week . Now none ?

Difficult to say.: You will become tolerant (takes more to achieve same effect) and physically addicted (you will feel poorly when u stop taking) fairly quickly at those doses - 1w-6w? I certainly suggest you see a headache specialist (neurologist, pain doc) - there are better medications for long-term use. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I heard that taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and birth control pills can be bad?

I heard that taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and birth control pills can be bad?

Not recommended: When these two medicines are mixed together, the amount of the estrogen in birth control pills is increased and the effectiveness of hormonal birth control is decreased, thus could cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice?, i heard that taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and birth control pills can be bad?

Please can I get some advice?, i heard that taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and birth control pills can be bad?

Birth control pills: may not work as well while you are taken Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). Some birth control pills will increase effect of Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) oral by altering drug metabolism. To prevent pregnancy, use an additional form of birth control. Take care. ...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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