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.
Suboxone. You need to get under the care of an addiction specialist. Often suboxone is used. In any case you need to start a 12 step program or another support type program to help you stay sober and address the root cause of your addiction.

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What are the symptoms of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

Like barbiturates. Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) has butalbital, - an old sedative, which is very addictive. You are addicted if you need to take more and more to achieve the same result and if you have withdrawals from not taking the next dose. I treat this addiction by prescribing 3 generics instead of Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and then first substituting components and them weaning slowly from each component. Read more...

Are there effective alternative therapies for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction?

NO. Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) dependence is dangerous. A rapid detox may result in seizures. Substitution with a long acting barbiturate like Phenobarbital is best with a stepwise reduction. Read more...
Alternatives? Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) addiction can kill you. Get help and support at na and talk honestly with your doctor or an addiction specialist and get the help you need and deserve. Read more...

How can I find a medical doctor to assist my wife in getting off of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)? Our rural area does not have addiction services

See below. Contact the american society of addiction medicine to see who they have near you. Be careful, not all addiction specialists are experienced in sedative issues. Read more...
Addiction Medicine. There may be a physician trained in addiction medicine in your vicinity, even if there are no inpatient programs nearby. You can check the american society for addiction medicine web site's "find a physician" search engine: http://community.Asam.Org/search/default.Asp?M=basic some of these physicians are psychiatrists, but other backgrounds are there also. Read more...

My doctor wrote me a perscription for fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) t, does not show strength or anything. Does this contain codein?

Rx: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) butalbital (50 mg) acetaminophen (325 mg) caffeine (40 mg). Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) has the same ingredients, no codeine and no description are needed. Read more...