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Fioricet With Codeine Medication
Interactions: Taking zoloft and Fioricet with codeine together may decrease effectiveness of codeine. Combined use may ^ risk for " dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, & difficulty concentrating." per the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. It does not appear to increase risk for serotonin syndrome. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Every 3 day cut back of fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) put me in wd at end of month. Went from 4 to 1 every other. What can I do now.1 per day?
Using music, deep breathing, light activity (walking, swimming, dancing), reading, massage, and meditation/prayer can add to your ability to control your pain, even while decreasing pain medications.
Practice a little more each day and you can become an expert on controlling your own pain. Talk to your doctor and consider visiting a pain clinic to help get you started. ...Read more
How can I safely detox from fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine)?
Need medical help:
You will need to reduce the dose slowly and at the same time initiated some other non addictive preventive treatment for migraine such as topiramate or topamax or a beta blocker with the use of a triptan such as Imitrex (sumatriptan) for acute attacks.
You may need something for anxiety as you withdraw from the barbituric component of fioricet. ...Read more
Why do doctors keep saying to cut fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) pill, it only comes in capsule. Can you open the capsule to take half?
Cut back : May be they mean cut back and not cut in half! ...Read more
What over-the-counter items can ease withdrawal from fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine)?
Girlfriend takes fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) w/ codeine for headaches, could she become addicted to them?
Addiction: Simple answer is yes, definitely. Good your concerned. ...Read more
Can i take fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) while trying to conceive?
Yes, but: Opioids in general like Codeine may affect reproductive hormones and may cause fertility issues by affecting ovulation. Only a thorough workup can determine if that is the case. If fertility is not an issue, the use of any drug during pregnancy can be a concern as this med has a category c rating for fetal adverse effects. Consult with an OB to weigh the risks versus the benefits. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Reishi , Chaga and Cordyceps Mushroom with prescription medications ,specially Fiorecet With Codeine?
Wasteful, but safe.: (sigh) You've been listening to the high-school dropout at the health-food store again, haven't you? Why are you wasting your money on worthless nostrums? You are lett ...Read more
I recently took a urine drug screen and I take Fiorcet with Codeine. The company is also asking if I take Percocet. Which I do not. Why did they ask?
Drug test: probably cross reacts. Discuss with themGet a more detailed answer ›
Can one become addicted if you take Fiorecet with Codeine three times per week and only one capsule per day?
Yes: While it is not likely, it is possible. ...Read more
Medicinal Mushrooms: There are many types of medicinal mushrooms. This question can't be answered with the available information. ...Read more
Had 1 12oz bottle of alcohol (5.9%) forgot was supposed to continue my pain medication. Codeine#3. When can i take that after having alcohol?
Right now if...: Both codeine and alcohol can make you drowsy, dizzy, lightheaded, spacey etc. so it is advised to avoid combining them as they will have an additive effect. But one beer should not affect you that much. As long as you are not driving, operating heavy machinery or performing surgery tonight it should be safe to take you pain med now if needed.See https://www.drugs.com/food-interactions/codeine.html ...Read more
I've been taking codeine sulfate 60mg. Lately my medication is on backorder. Which other pain meds could I consider. It has to be similar to codeine?
See your doctor: There is no over the counter replacement for codeine. There are multiple other options, but they are all controlled substances that need be prescribed by a physician. See your doctor to determine which is best for you. ...Read more
Pain Med: This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Codeine can be habit-forming. ...Read more
Safe in pregnancy ?: This medication is considered relatively safe in pregnancy (category c). This level means some animal studies suggest fetal risk but no human studies have to date. Avoidance in late pregnancy is advised as the child born after exposure may have respiratory depression ...Read more
Two hours ago I took 4mg diazepam. When will it be safe to take pain medication containing total of 30mg codeine.
4-6 hours: Diazepam and codeine have additive sedative effects. So to be careful not to get interactions, I would wait 4-6 hours before taking the codeine. You must be careful as they both can make you tipsy , stumble or fall. So to prevent any side effects separate their use by 4-6 hours. ...Read more
Dose dependent: Aspirin is good for mild pain, treats fever, and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent when used chronically. As the dose is increased, there is progressive issue with upset stomach and peptic ulceration. Codeine is good for moderate pain. As the dose is increased, it causes nausea and constipation. It is addicting. The drugs are combined to get a better total effect at lower doses. ...Read more
Chronic pain medication side effects, after getting prescribed tramadol and codeine. Is it normal to feel 'hung over' the day after taking them?
Can i take a half of a acetaminophen-codeine # 300-30 and a 500 mg tylenol tab before going to bed i broke my arm and have reduced my pain medication to one half tab morning and night.
I have migraine and normal tylenol (acetaminophen) does not work but doctor does not gives me codeine medications?
F/57 having hysteroscopy d&c tomorrow with general anesthesia .can I take my medication today.? Which are Paxil 40mg Ativan 1mg codeine sulfate 120mg. Anastrazole 1mg I take all thsse daily.forgot to ask my doctor and today Sunday clinic are close.
Patient is already scheduled for hysteroscopy/d&C with general anesthesia. Patient should take paxil, Ativan and codeine today and do not take any in am. Avoid anastarzole(NSAID) today, tomorrow and resume day after surgery. Inform the anesthesiologist and your doctor of all that you took in am.
Good luck. ...Read more
Having chest, neck left arm, shoulder blade pains, when I take codeine phosphate or nytol tablets, can these medications cause heart problemsj?
Not usually, but. .: These are not typical side effects. But as I like to say, every medicine has killed somebody sometime. Rarely, any drug may cause an unexplained or unusual reaction in a few people: nobody knows why, and it is called an idiosyncratic drug reaction. Of course, not taking medicines has killed a lot of people too. Apparently these two medicines and you do not agree. Do not take them. ...Read more
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