How do I wean off fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) safely?

Taper. If you are using more than one dose a day, drop 1 dose every 3 days. When you are down to one a day, go to every other day, then stop.
Not by yourself. Depends how many you take how often. If it is daily, it is actually causing your headaches to worsen. Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) contains a barbiturate, butalbital, which if withdrawn too rapdily can result in seizures, delirium and markedly elevated pulse and blood pressure which can cause physical harm. The seizures can be very severe. Talk to your doctor, and get a referral to a doctor in addiction medicine.

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