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Long Term Effects Of Fioricet
Are there long term effects, like memory loss, from fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?
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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
How long does it take for Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) to leave your system? Is it good for long term migraines?
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=
It is not clear if Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) should be used for treating migraines ...Read more
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.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
Took 2 fioricet for headache. How long do I have to wait before taking norco for kidney stone pain?
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
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
Need to know, are there negative side effects from fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?
Side effects for any drug are difficult to predict, but commonly reported side effects for Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) include:
shortness of breath
abdominal pain. ...Read more
Scientists have discovered any negative side effects of the pain killer fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?
There are barbiturates and they can cause addiction or dependency on the drug.
Better than taking any drug for pain is finding out what is causing the pain ad getting rid of the cause rather than treating the symptom.
Need more information on the type of pain to recommend resolving the cause. ...Read more
No: No, but it can happen. If it does, shouldn't take. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I am very allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen). but for my migraines I was prescribed fioricet. Should I take it?
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
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
I have a migraine headache. I'm out of my migraine medication. I take fioricet. Can this med be prescribed through this service. I do have an appointm?
I don't think so:
Because it contains butalbital, a controlled substance.
You might want to try to find my checklist for Managing migraines, which contains many suggestions for dealing with them without prescription medication. The most effective OTC medication is motion sickness medicine such as dramamine. We give something like this IV in the ED and it works wonderfully. Good luck! ...Read more