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Is fiorinal with codeine (aspirin butalbital caffeine and codeine) good for headaches?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: FIORINAL (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) -YES

Codeine no!

In brief: FIORINAL (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) -YES

Codeine no!
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. John Barbuto
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Basically, agree

Overall, I agree with the others.
Yet, let's go a little further. "Headache" is only a symptom. In your case, a symptom of what? How often? Good according to whom? Many patients like FwC for headache, but it can lead to poor outcome if used frequently or used to treat the wrong illness. Chasing headache with pain pills only works for rare headaches due to non-serious cause. Is that you?

In brief: Basically, agree

Overall, I agree with the others.
Yet, let's go a little further. "Headache" is only a symptom. In your case, a symptom of what? How often? Good according to whom? Many patients like FwC for headache, but it can lead to poor outcome if used frequently or used to treat the wrong illness. Chasing headache with pain pills only works for rare headaches due to non-serious cause. Is that you?
Dr. John Barbuto
Dr. John Barbuto
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Narcotics not good

This is a common misconception, and leads to a lot of suffering.
Narcotics are very prone to cause rebound headache or medication overuse headache, and should be avoided. If triptans or nsaids are not sufficient, you should consider prophylactic treatment.

In brief: Narcotics not good

This is a common misconception, and leads to a lot of suffering.
Narcotics are very prone to cause rebound headache or medication overuse headache, and should be avoided. If triptans or nsaids are not sufficient, you should consider prophylactic treatment.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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