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After taking painkiller for migraine fiorinal I have really bad stomach pain. How do I treat it?

After taking painkiller for migraine fiorinal 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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Is it okay that I usedget fiorinal with 30mg codeine for tension/cluster headaches.?

Is it okay that I usedget fiorinal with 30mg codeine for tension/cluster headaches.?

Fiorinal: If lesser products such as Aspirin or acetominophin does not help and you are supervised through a physician, then it is ok. ...Read more

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Can fiorinal with codeine #3 cause itching?

Can fiorinal with 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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Why is fiorinal considered a controlled substance?

Why is fiorinal 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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Can you take Ambien and fiorinal with cosine?

Can you take Ambien and fiorinal with cosine?

Ambien: 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. 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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What happens if you take expired fiorinal w/ codeine?

What happens if you take expired fiorinal 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?

Can i take chantix with fiorinal?

Yes: There are no interactions noted between Chantix and fiorinal. ...Read more

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How could long term fioricet / fiorinal users or abusers affect someone?

How could long term fioricet / fiorinal users or abusers affect someone?

Many Ways: Aside from the likely liver or kidney damage from the Aspirin or tylenol 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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Why is there caffeine in fiorinal?

Why is there caffeine in fiorinal?

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