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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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How long does it take for Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) to leave your system? Is it good for long term migraines?

How long does it take for Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) to leave your system? Is it good for long term migraines?

1 day: The half-life of Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) is approximately 4 hours. That's means the time it takes the blood to eliminate half of the drug is 4 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 4*6/24=
1 day.
It is not clear if Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) should be used for treating migraines ...Read more

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I take fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 4 pills daily. What and how long will I take for me to become addicted. I had 4 headaches a week. Now none?

I take fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 4 pills daily. What and how long will I take for me to become addicted. I had 4 headaches a week. Now none?

Difficult to say.: You will become tolerant (takes more to achieve same effect) and physically addicted (you will feel poorly when u stop taking) fairly quickly at those doses - 1w-6w?
I certainly suggest you see a headache specialist (neurologist, pain doc) - there are better medications for long-term use.
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Took 2 fioricet for headache. How long do I have to wait before taking norco for kidney stone pain?

Took 2 fioricet for headache. How long do I have to wait before taking norco for kidney stone pain?

Meds: The fioricet doesn't appear to contain a narcotic. A 4-6 hour interval to take your hydrocodone should be fine. The medicines may both cause drowsiness so stay at home. All the best. ...Read more

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Took fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for my tension migraine. How long will it stay in my system?

Took fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for my tension migraine. How long will it stay in my system?

Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 1 day only: Doesn't stay in the blood long-term. The average "half-life" of fioricet, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) which means the time it takes the blood to eliminate half of the drug is 4.5 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system 4.5*6/24= 1.12 day. Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) can cause medication overuse headache. See your PCP for headache management. ...Read more

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Last Sunday I took fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 200 mg and now it's been a week and three days will I be able to pass a urine test?

Last Sunday I took fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) 200 mg and now it's been a week and three days will I be able to pass a urine test?

Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): The medication contains Tylenol, (acetaminophen) caffeine and butalbitol. If you are taking a drug test let them know you have taken the med. These compounds are not what most drug screens are concerned about. ...Read more

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After taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) how long should I wait to nurse my 15mo? Was told it would sedate her, I'd be fine as long as I wait, I don't want to chance it!

After taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) how long should I wait to nurse my 15mo? Was told it would sedate her, I'd be fine as long as I wait, I don't want to chance it!

Pump and dump: If u use fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine), (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) you should not breast feed. The half life of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) is 35 hours and it does enter breast milk
It is not recommended that it be used if you are lactating. ...Read more

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25 amiptriptyline, 200mg tramadol, 2 fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and 2mg clonazapam, in last 6 hours. I have high tolerance. Should these multi med be safe?

Safety: This combination should be safe, but I wouldn't take any more. Doses of tramadol in excess of 400 mg daily increases the risk of seizures. Amitriptyline plus Clonazepam can make you very sleepy, so don't be driving! Taking too much Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) (more than 2-3 days per week) can actually make headaches worse, causing rebound headaches. Have you tried a triptan for your headaches? ...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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Can I tak depakote 250 and fioricet 300-50-40 together?

Can I tak depakote 250 and fioricet 300-50-40 together?

There is interaction: According to FDA there is drug interaction and it depends on how long you are going to take them together. Discuss with your Doctor or pharmacist before you take them together ...Read more

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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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I took 7. 5 mg of Xanax, 10 Fioricets plus a bottle of wine?

What is your: Question? You need to call 911 and get to the closest emergency room. Need help if addicted to Opiods and alcohol medication assisted treatment with counseling is effective ...Read more

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Can I take Tylenol extra strength with fioricet if I don't exceed 3000/24 hours?

Can I take Tylenol extra strength with fioricet if I don't exceed 3000/24 hours?

Be cautious: I would try and avoid taking up to 3000mg of tylenol on a regular basis regardless of what source. While 3000mg/24 is an accepted dosing amount. The potential for cumulative toxicity is still significant especially if you take it regularly. Also, be very cautious if you have liver problems, consume alcohol or take other medications metabolized in the liver.
Hope that helps. ...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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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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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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Is it true that Zoloft reduces the effect of Fioricet? How many hours apart should I take them?

The use of: Zoloft and Fioricet can increase the side effects causing drowsiness, confusion, difficulty concentrating and in elderly people can cause poor motor coordination impaired thinking and judgement. If possible, do not use at the same time. If you have severe headache, take the Fioricet and take the Zoloft 24 hours later. ...Read more

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