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Pseudoephedrine Caffeine Aspirin
Aspirin side effects: Caffeine shouldn't have significant adverse effects beyond insomnia if taken within a few hours of try to sleep. Aspirin when used intermittently in adults also shouldn't be a problem. When used chronically it can put you at increased risk for bleeding and high doses can be toxic. Follow the package labeling to be safe. ...Read more
Generic fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) if taken more time in less the time recommended could it have serious or permanent damages?
Generic or brand: Should be used short term and taken as prescribed. ...Read more
Not recommended: You should never use expired medicine. As it gets old, the chemicals can break down and produce undesired effects or the medication is no longer effective. ...Read more
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
Yes: Yes, it has a barbiturate in it. ...Read more
Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine): Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) actually contains 3 drugs that can be addictive codeine a narcotic, butalbital a barbiturate and caffeine all of which may become addictive it also contains aspirin which has its own dangers Care should be taken when used frequently ...Read more
Why would fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) be considered a controlled substance while fioricet is not?
Good question: Not sure why it would not be a schedule 3 controlled substance. The abusable substance is the butalbatol which is a barbiturate. I do not know why it is not scheduled. It should be. Perhaps the dea can give you an answer. ...Read more
I took Excedrin and it worked! I forgot it has caffeine in it and had a reaction. Next time can I just take aspirin and acetaminophen?
Can I take Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine and then take a lorazepam 1mg 2 hours later? Any interactions or dangers?
Will cautious, sporadic use of fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w codeine (approx 10-20 caps per month, usually less, prn) inevitably lead to dependence?
Can lead to: Dependence but not inevitably. Tolerance to opiates develops with chronic use and eventually requires higher doses to obtain same amount of relief. Plain fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) may provide the same headache relief without the codeine. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Taking for pain?: All pain medications can make some people feel "high". If you taking this for pain then it is less likely. If you are taking it to get high, then you are risking your life. ...Read more
Is it bad to take 10 30 mg tablets of fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) in one month?
NO BUT KEEP THE: Amount as low and infrequent as possible. ...Read more
Is it okay that I usedget fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) with 30mg codeine for tension/cluster headaches.?
Yes it is ok:
It is ok to use this. This medicine was not generally effective for many headache subtypes so it has not become a first line agent for any of them.
If you have tried many other treatments, and failed, this may be a reasonable option.
It is surprising how often codeine medicines do not help headaches. ...Read more
How long will it take for fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) to be completely out of your system?
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
No: While Acetaminophen is safe, Aspirin is linked to an increased rate of miscarriages if used in the first trimester and to a premature closure of the ductus arteriosus (a baby vessel in the fetus) if used in the third trimester. Caffeine must be limited during the pregnancy as well due to potential adverse effects on the fetus. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be tried for pain related complaints. ...Read more
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
Yes...but?: Anyone with a medical (or dental license) plus a dea controlled substance registration. ...Read more
FIORINAL (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) -YES: Codeine no!Get a more detailed answer ›