what is the tablet fioricet used for?

Best answer:

Answer by DLB
used to treat tension and migraine headaches, and other pain ailments. It contains butalbital, acetaminphen and caffiene

Add your own answer in the comments!

Fioricet and Codeine

Some formulas for Fioricet contain codeine, a potent and addictive opioid. Codeine enhances the pain-relieving effects of Fioricet, but it also poses additional risks for overdose and addiction. Fioricet is the property of the pharmaceutical firm Actavis, one of three generic drug companies which contributed substantially to the Opioid Epidemic, according to DEA data.

Patients who receive prescriptions for Fioricet should know whether their prescription contains codeine. If codeine is an ingredient in your Fioricet prescription, consider asking for opioid-free medication. If a person misuses Fioricet with codeine, either accidentally or intentionally, they might suffer lethal respiratory depression. Shallow breathing, a slow heart rate, extreme drowsiness, chest pain, and intense confusion are some of the symptoms of overdose on Fioricet with codeine.

1 Comment

  1. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer.

    Butalbital is in a group of drugs called barbiturates. It relaxes muscle contractions involved in a tension headache.

    Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow. Fioricet is a combination of acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine.
    Fioricet is used to treat tension headaches that are caused by muscle contractions.
    Fioricet may also be used for other purposes.
    Butalbital may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Fioricet should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
    Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day or if you have had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis). You may not be able to take medication that contains acetaminophen.

    You should not take Fioricet if you are allergic to acetaminophen, butalbital, or caffeine, or if you have porphyria.
    Before using Fioricet, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
    kidney disease,
    liver disease; or
    a history of mental illness or suicidal thoughts.

    If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take Fioricet.

    Take care always

Comments are closed.