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Is Fioricet A Narcotic
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
What to do if I have a perscrition bottle of fioricet that was filled in january of 2012 and it says to discard after january 2013. Can i still use it tho?
Yes.: Manufacturers routinely recommend discarding medications after a period of time. 1 year is common. This is based on the knowledge that meds will degrade and lose their potency over time. The amount is based upon the drug, storage conditions, etc. It isn't precise. For this drug, at worst, it's a little less effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need medical help: You will need to reduce the dose slowly and at the same time initiated some other non addictive preventive treatment for migraine such as topiramate or topamax or a beta blocker with the use of a triptan such as Imitrex for acute attacks. You may need something for anxiety as you withdraw from the barbituric component of fioricet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need a dr in northern va who will prescribe fioricet. I've tried everything else and this is what works for me! Please help?
Doctor? Drug Dealer?: Fioricet is for short term use only. It is not for pain management or long term use. If you have chronic pain the goal is to relieve you of your pain not to give you narcotics to cover up the pain for ever. It sounds like you are seeking out a drug dealer rather than finding a physician that will be honest and compassionate and help you to find how to solve your problem rather than cover it up. ...Read more
Prescribed fioricet (butal-acet-caff 50-325-40) says take one a day. Already took one today but excruciating migraine is back. Can i take another one?
Be very careful: I prefer not to use any narcotics or barbiturates with my migraine patients due to risk of tolerance and rebound, which can eventuate in chronic daily headaches, a much more challenging complication. You should discuss fully these risks with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Migrane: Migraines are sometimes hard to treat, I know I get them. Maxalt can be taken if your headache is still there you can repeat in 2 hours. It tends to work better at the start of a headache. Phenergan is for nausea, you certainly can take it with either of the mentioned medications. Make sure you have nausea before taking it. Make sure you go to a dark, quiet room and try to sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 18 weeks pregnant my ob said i couldn't take norco or FioRicet for my migraines, but another ob in the same practice said it was OK? I'm confused
Risk/benefit ratio: This is an example of risk/benefit ratio, the situation is if you migraines are to the point that you may end up in the emergency room where they would need narcotic to relieve your pain, it is better to take a smaller dose of narcotic to relieve pain. these medication do affect your fetus but in lower doses and short term use they do not have long term effects to the fetus. ...Read more
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