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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

Dr. John Chiu
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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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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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What happens if you take expired fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w/ codeine?

What happens if you take expired fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w/ codeine?

Not recommended: You should never use expired medicine. As it gets old, the chemicals can break down and produce undesired effects or the medication is no longer effective. ...Read more

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Can I take chantix with fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Can I take chantix with fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Yes: There are no interactions noted between Chantix and fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine). ...Read more

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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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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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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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What's fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) like?

What's fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) like?

Fiorinol without Cod: The Codeine probably doesn't add a lot to the effectiveness. This med is responsible for a lot of rebound or transformed migraine development. ...Read more

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Why would fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) be considered a controlled substance while fioricet is not?

Why would fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) be considered a controlled substance while fioricet is not?

Good question: Not sure why it would not be a schedule 3 controlled substance. The abusable substance is the butalbatol which is a barbiturate. I do not know why it is not scheduled. It should be. Perhaps the dea can give you an answer. ...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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Will cautious, sporadic use of fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w codeine (approx 10-20 caps per month, usually less, prn) inevitably lead to dependence?

Will cautious, sporadic use of fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w codeine (approx 10-20 caps per month, usually less, prn) inevitably lead to dependence?

Can lead to: Dependence but not inevitably. Tolerance to opiates develops with chronic use and eventually requires higher doses to obtain same amount of relief. Plain fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) may provide the same headache relief without the codeine. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) make you high?

Does fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) make you high?

Taking for pain?: All pain medications can make some people feel "high". If you taking this for pain then it is less likely. If you are taking it to get high, then you are risking your life. ...Read more

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Is it okay that I usedget fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) with 30mg codeine for tension/cluster headaches.?

Is it okay that I usedget fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) with 30mg codeine for tension/cluster headaches.?

Yes it is ok: It is ok to use this. This medicine was not generally effective for many headache subtypes so it has not become a first line agent for any of them.

If you have tried many other treatments, and failed, this may be a reasonable option.

It is surprising how often codeine medicines do not help headaches. ...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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I have very severe migraines. Will fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) help?

I have very severe migraines. Will fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) help?

Yes and no: Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) and Codeine are painkillers which can block the pain for a while (and cause drowsiness, other side effects & addiction), but will not get rid of the underlying problem. If you get these severe migraines more than 3 or 4 times a year, or if they last for more than half a day, talk to your doctor about migraine-specific treatments to prevent them or stop them in their tracks. ...Read more

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Can fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) #3 cause itching?

Can fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) #3 cause itching?

Narcotic itch: Great question. Any narcotic (or opioid medication) can cause the side effect of itching. If the itching is severe, you may have to change to a different medication. Many other things can cause itching too. If you continue to have itching after stopping the medication, then you have to rule out other potential offending agents. ...Read more

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Cam anyone perscribe fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine)?

Cam anyone perscribe fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine)?

Yes...but?: Anyone with a medical (or dental license) plus a dea controlled substance registration. ...Read more

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Is fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) as potent as lortab 10mg?

Is fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) as potent as lortab 10mg?

Lortab stronger: Lortab has hydrocodone that's stronger than codeine. So lortab has more oomph for pain control. ...Read more

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Will fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) make me sleepy or hyper?

Will fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) make me sleepy or hyper?

Usually sleepy: Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) is a sedative/barbiturate. Usually it makes people sleepy but 1-10% of people have the opposite reaction: wired, agitated, nervous. ...Read more

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Does fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) give you the high feeling like hydrocodone?

Does fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) give you the high feeling like hydrocodone?

Maybe: It depends upon your individual metabolism. With that said, Codeine is considered less of an addictive narcotic/opioid than hydrocodone. However, it can still affect your thinking process so only take it if you absolutely have to do so. ...Read more

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Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) is supposed to be for tension headaches and cafeine is a stimulant, right?

Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) is supposed to be for tension headaches and cafeine is a stimulant, right?

Caffeine: Yes, caffeine is a mild stimulant for some people, but not all. It is, however very effective in cnotrolling headaches, especially tension headaches. The amount of caffeine in one tablet of fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) is equivalent to 1 1/2 cups coffee. ...Read more

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Is it ok yo take fiorinal with codeine after taking Advil (ibuprofen) migraine 400mg? I have a severe migraine.. Its been 2 1/2 hrs

Is it ok yo take fiorinal with codeine after taking Advil (ibuprofen) migraine 400mg? I have a severe migraine.. Its been 2 1/2 hrs

Not the best: Your current treatment program is not the most effective way of handling migraine headaches, and accelerating use of analgesics is often followed by the pattern of chronic daily headaches. If you wish to prevent headaches and control when they do occur, see a neurologist, as the best abortive is a triptan, and there are many preventative meds. ...Read more

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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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After taking painkiller for migraine fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) I have really bad stomach pain. How do I treat it?

After taking painkiller for migraine fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) I have really bad stomach pain. How do I treat it?

Stop taking med: So you want to take a drug to stop side effect of another drug? Why not just stop taking 1st drug? In the case of migraines, find another option that doesn't cause stomach aches (possibly due to aspirin). Chat w/your family doc about options. Check out http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/2012/04/evidence-based-migraine-prevention. Html for prevention options. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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Does testing for food allergies in children painful?

Does testing for food allergies in children painful?

No: The pain is minimal with skin testing, similar testing can be done with a blood test which requires some blood being withdrawn with a needle. ...Read more

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Is an h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Is an h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Doesn't help much: H2 histamine blocking drugs are safe for children with allergies to take, but they are of limited value in treating allergies. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

What are symptoms of delayed reaction allergies in young children?

Delayed reaction: Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours.

Read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 with severe allergy problems?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 with severe allergy problems?

Several choices: For anaphylaxis, self injectable Epinephrine is recommended. Antihistamines available include: Allegra suspension down to 2 years old, Clarinex syrup down to 6 months old, Claritin syrup down to 2 years old, xyzal (levocetirizine) syrup down to 6 months old, zyrtec syrup down to 2 years old; palgic syrup down to 1 year old. Also, singulair is approved down to 6 months old. For severe allergies, see allergist! ...Read more

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Does exposing small children to peanuts earlier in life make them more likely to develop allergies?

Does exposing small children to peanuts earlier in life make them more likely to develop allergies?

Probably not: There is no good evidence that withholding peanuts from a child's diet reduces their risk of developing peanut allergy. In fact, there is some evidence that introducing them early on may give a greater likelihood of tolerance. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Fiorinal (Definition)

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