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Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) an effective pain reliever other than for headaches?

Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) an effective pain reliever other than for headaches?

Yes: Esgic, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) also known by the name Fioricet contains butalbital (a barbiturate), caffeine and acetaminophen. It can help for pain other then headache. You have to be very cautious with barbiturates however. They can cause significant CNS depression. And if used too often can cause rebound headaches. It would be safer to use Acetaminophen or an NSAID alone. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

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


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Does fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) give you the high feeling like hydrocodone?

Does fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) give you the high feeling like hydrocodone?

Maybe: It depends upon your individual metabolism. With that said, Codeine is considered less of an addictive narcotic/opioid than hydrocodone. However, it can still affect your thinking process so only take it if you absolutely have to do so. ...Read more

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Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) a good medication for severe headache?

Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) a good medication for severe headache?

Not always.: First, it depends on the cause of the headache, since it contains acetaminophen, caffeine, and a barbiturate. If your headaches are severe, please see your doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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I have very severe migraines. Will fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) help?

I have very severe migraines. Will fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) help?

Yes and no: Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) and Codeine are painkillers which can block the pain for a while (and cause drowsiness, other side effects & addiction), but will not get rid of the underlying problem. If you get these severe migraines more than 3 or 4 times a year, or if they last for more than half a day, talk to your doctor about migraine-specific treatments to prevent them or stop them in their tracks. ...Read more

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Can I mix Suboxone and vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) for a severe toothache?

Can I mix Suboxone and vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) for a severe toothache?

Life: Infected tooth, like any infection, can be life threatening. Mixing 2 potent narcotics can be life threatening. Dental treatment is the only way to cure your pain permanently...see your Dentist. ...Read more

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Can fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) #3 cause itching?

Can fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) #3 cause itching?

Narcotic itch: Great question. Any narcotic (or opioid medication) can cause the side effect of itching. If the itching is severe, you may have to change to a different medication. Many other things can cause itching too. If you continue to have itching after stopping the medication, then you have to rule out other potential offending agents. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

What is the treatment for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

Sedative withdrawal: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) contains the sedative-hypnotic butalbital, caffeine, and acetaminophen. Although one can become habituated to caffeine, the butalbital is the more dangerously addictive component. For this component, the physician can use a longer-acting medication like Phenobarbital and slowly taper from that. Find an addiction medicine physician: http://www.Asam.Org. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to combine butterbur and fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?

Is it possible for me to combine butterbur and fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?

Probably Not Safe: Some butterbur preparations contain chemicals called pyrrolizidine alkaloids (pas), which can damage the liver and cause other serious harm. Only butterbur products that are certified and labeled “pa-free” should be used. Since even the "pa-free" version of butterbur breaks down in the liver avoid taking with Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) (since this has Acetaminophen in it) and can lead to further liver damage. ...Read more

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Can I take Norflex (orphenadrine) with other pain relievers such as ibuprofen and codeine??

Can I take Norflex (orphenadrine) with other pain relievers such as ibuprofen and codeine??

Norflex (orphenadrine) is an: antispasmotic. (Not a pain reliever). It is often taken along with other agents that relieve pain. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take tramadol and ativan (lorazepam) in combination for pain and muscle tension?

Is it ok to take tramadol and ativan (lorazepam) in combination for pain and muscle tension?

Talk to your doctor : There is a potential interaction between these two medications. You can experience drowsiness, dizziness and difficulty concentrating. Ref: Drug Interactions Checker on Drugs.com. Talk to your doctor about risks, benefits and side effects of your medicine. Don't drink alcohol and don't drive if you experience drowsiness on your medicine. Be safe! ...Read more

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I'm taking Amitryptyline, Neurontin (gabapentin) and Naproxen for severe back pain and spasms. Is it safe to take methocarbamol as well?

I'm taking Amitryptyline, Neurontin (gabapentin) and Naproxen for severe back pain and spasms. Is it safe to take methocarbamol as well?

Yes: watch for sedation though. Don't drive until you know how sleepy you will get with the combination of Neurontin (gabapentin) and methocarbimal. ( assuming you take the amitryptyline at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is norco or ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) best for fibromyalgia pain?

Is norco or ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) best for fibromyalgia pain?

Narcotics poor here: ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) (and Ultram) shares some of the basic functional characteristics of several of the fibromyalgia treatments but remains an "off label" use of the drug narcotics like Norco really have little usefulness in fibro! ...Read more

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Can the headache medicine fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) be addictive?

Can the headache medicine fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) be addictive?

Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Yes , yes it can be very addictive it has butalbitol in it. ...Read more

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Is fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) as potent as lortab 10mg?

Is fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) as potent as lortab 10mg?

Lortab stronger: Lortab has hydrocodone that's stronger than codeine. So lortab has more oomph for pain control. ...Read more

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