Why is fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) considered a controlled substance?

Contains Butalbatal. Which is a barbiturate a controlled substance. May have some effect on the intensity of the headache through a anti-epileptic effect. Also contains caffeine. Probably not the best treatment for headaches as it tends to worsen them if taken frequently.
Addictive properties. It can be potentially addictive and also has dangerous side effects when combined with other medications that can affect the brain.

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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...

Is Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine dangerous, or just addictive?

Both. It is high risk medicine and to be used only under specific circumstances. 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...

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...

Why is there caffeine in fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine)?

Migraine. Because it commonly helps with migraine headaches by improving constriction of blood vessels in the brains of migraine sufferers. Read more...

Can I take Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine and then take a lorazepam 1mg 2 hours later? Any interactions or dangers?

Yes. However be aware of the combined CNS depressing effect of both Opiods and Benzodiazepines. Overdose or addition of any other CNS depressant like alcohol can lead to Respiratory depression and possible death. Read more...