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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. Read more...

Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) an effective pain reliever? Please advise!

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. Read more...
What type of pain? Where is it located.? how long have you had it? .............need more info. Read more...

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. Read more...

I've been taking 15 Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) a day for almost a year My doc has me tapering 1pill every other day. I'm worried if that's too fast & I will have w/d?

Mild yes. 10-20% per week is recommended and when at 20 % of original dose 10% per week. you will feel something like withdrawl but should be OK. keep in touch with your doctor and stay away from these meds in the future if possible. Read more...