5.9/ 7 average rating with 17 reviewsforFioricet

Fioricet
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(Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine)

Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine)

Prescription only
Treats tension headaches.

Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) works well for tension headaches, but isn’t recommended due to the ability to overuse it and have withdrawal symptoms.

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Upsides
  • Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) works better and faster in treating tension headaches than the combination of acetaminophen and codeine.
  • Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) doesn’t cost much since it's available as a generic medication.
  • Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) has very few side effects.
  • It has been widely used for a long time.
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Downsides
  • Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) isn't the first choice medication for treating tension headaches.
  • It's not a good medication for long-term use.
  • Overuse of Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) can lead to chronic tension headaches.
  • Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) can cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms, intoxication, and dependence.
  • Taking Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) can decrease your ability to drive a car, or operate machinery.
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Used for
  • Headache
  • Complex of tension or muscle contraction
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Oral solution
  • Pill
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Reviews
17 
88%
think this treatment is worth it
76%
think this treatment works well
12%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Fioricet (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Fioricet With Codeine (Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine / Codeine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Liver damage

    Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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