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.
More Info. Your question is not complete enough to give a useful answer. Please give more background info like, where is your pain, what seems to cause it, how long does the pain last, what seems to relieve the pain, what medications have you used in the past and how did it work and so forth. With that info stated we can do a much better job helping you.
What type of pain? Where is it located.? how long have you had it? . ............need more info.
May be. Esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) can help for severe headache.
Went to doc today does the medicine esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) have codine in it?
No. Esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) does not have codeine. It containes Acetaminophen (tylenol), butalbital, and caffeine.
I have been having headaches all day unless I take tramadol and esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). I don't abuse them. I don't want rebound headaches. My dr wont prescribe more.
Preventive Meds! You need to see a dr. That will investigate the cause of your headaches and come up with a program of prevention. It sounds like you may have transformed your headaches into rebound headaches. Seek a dr. With an interest in treating/preventing headaches-check the www. Achenet. Org website for drs. With that interest.
Both are Cat. C. There are no well controlled human studies.