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Dr. Scott Keith
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Fiorinal (Overview)

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


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Why is fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) considered a controlled substance?

Why is fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) considered a controlled substance?

Contains Butalbatal: Which is a barbiturate a controlled substance. May have some effect on the intensity of the headache through a anti-epileptic effect. Also contains caffeine. Probably not the best treatment for headaches as it tends to worsen them if taken frequently. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Fiorinal (Overview)

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


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I get frequent bad headaches causing me to be nauseous and sensitive to light. A doc i saw prescribed fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) but it doesn't always work. Thoughts?

I get frequent bad headaches causing me to be nauseous and sensitive to light. A doc i saw prescribed fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) but it doesn't always work. Thoughts?

Headache syndromes: Could be migraine, but other causes are possible. If its migraine, many good treatments taken daily can prevent them. Taking 3 tablets 200 mg Ibuprofen with food, plus 1000 mg Acetaminophen (tylenol) if needed after 30 minutes can help the acute headache. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Is Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine dangerous, or just addictive?

Is Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine dangerous, or just addictive?

Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine): Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) actually contains 3 drugs that can be addictive codeine a narcotic, butalbital a barbiturate and caffeine all of which may become addictive it also contains aspirin which has its own dangers Care should be taken when used frequently ...Read more

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How long will it take for fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) to be completely out of your system?

How long will it take for fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) to be completely out of your system?

48 hours: Fiorinal with Codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) is primarily eliminates from the body via the kidney as almost unchanged drug or metabolites. The plasma half-life is about 35 hours. Completely out of the body in approximately 48 hours. ...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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Can I take Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine and then take a lorazepam 1mg 2 hours later? Any interactions or dangers?

Can I take Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine and then take a lorazepam 1mg 2 hours later? Any interactions or dangers?

Yes: However be aware of the combined CNS depressing effect of both Opiods and Benzodiazepines. Overdose or addition of any other CNS depressant like alcohol can lead to Respiratory depression and possible death ...Read more

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Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) and fiorinal with cosine?

Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) and fiorinal with cosine?

Ambien (zolpidem): I believe you're referring to fiorinal with codeine. It is not a good idea to mix narcotics and sleeping medication, such as Codeine and ambien (zolpidem). This could result in the sedation and possible respiratory depression. Additionally both drugs are metabolized by the liver and could cause liver damage. Make sure that your prescribing doctor knows that you're taking both medications and discuss it thoroughly with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Why is there caffeine in fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Why is there caffeine in fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Migraine: Because it commonly helps with migraine headaches by improving constriction of blood vessels in the brains of migraine sufferers. ...Read more