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How do I wean off fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) safely?

How do I wean off fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 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. Austina Cho
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Taking topamax (topiramate) with fioricet, is this okay?

Taking topamax (topiramate) with fioricet, is this okay?

Yes, but wean down: Yes, the Fioricet will stop headaches that occur, while the topamax (topiramate) will keep them from coming on in the first place. That being said, if you are still using the Fioricet on a regular basis, you should definitely look into alternative medications- Fioricet has been shown to greatly increase the risk of medication overuse headache, which is very difficulty to treat. ...Read more

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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

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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 (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 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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Might i take fioricet and vistaril (hydroxyzine) together?

Why ?: If there is a pain problem , what is the cause of the pain and treat the cause so that it will go away. Pain medication blocks symptoms and too much can cause more problems you need another opinion as to what is the cause of your problems and getting them resolved. ...Read more

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Can i take 5mg of Ambien (zolpidem) and fioricet (without codeine) together?

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

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How could I be addicted to fioricet but have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) for panic and have never abused it/felt the urge?

How could I be addicted to fioricet but have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) for panic and have never abused it/felt the urge?

Both are addictive: If you are getting Xanax (alprazolam) on a regular basis you might not have known that you were addicted. Try stopping for a number of days, a few weeks, see if you have the urge for that as well. Barbiturates (fioricet) and benzodiazepines (xanax) are both "downers" and both have tachyphylaxis (habituation) qualities. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for me to take trazodone 50 mg and robaxin (methocarbamol) 500 mg five hours after having taken one capsule of fioricet? (Prescribed separately)

Yes, but U have-: -2 B careful B4 driving or operating machinery. 1=4 sleep, 1= muscle relaxant, & 1=pain reliever . B sure 2 keep tract of the total Tylenol (acetaminophen) in each, so as not 2 exceed 4000mg/day. ...Read more