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Doctor insights on: Formula To Wean Off Fioricet

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How do I wean off fioricet safely?

Taper: If you are using more than one dose a day, drop 1 dose every 3 days. When you are down to one a day, go to every other day, then stop. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Fioricet (Definition)

Treats tension (or muscle contraction) headaches. This ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of fioricet addiction?

What are the symptoms of fioricet addiction?

Like barbiturates: Fioricet has butalbital, - an old sedative, which is very addictive. You are addicted if you need to take more and more to achieve the same result and if you have withdrawals from not taking the next dose. I treat this addiction by prescribing 3 generics instead of Fioricet and then first substituting components and them weaning slowly from each component. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: fioricet?

Please describe the medication: fioricet?

See below: Fioricet contains a combination of acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Butalbital is in a group of drugs called barbiturates. It relaxes muscle contractions involved in a tension headache. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow. ...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 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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When do fioricet withdrawal ease up?

When do fioricet withdrawal ease up?

??: There really should not be withdrawal for Fioricet unless you are taking a boatload for a long time. ...Read more

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My dr put me on fioricet for my severe migraines. I get them every day and the med often makes it worse. Is there anything else i can take?

Yes, you sure can: Have not used barbiturates for migraine for literally years, as is not appropriate due to rebound reaction like you describe. Similar effect with opioids. You have chronic daily headaches and need to interrupt pattern with preventative agent such as depakote, topamax or otc prep such as riboflavin, coq10, feverfew, butterbur, magnesium. See headache specialist. ...Read more

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Is fioricet good for anxiety too?

Is fioricet good for anxiety too?

Not an indication: Fioricet contains acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine. Butalbital is a barbiturate - that is pretty hard core for anxiety. Caffiene can ^ anxiety in some. ...Read more