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Fioricet

What is Fioricet?

It is a combination of acetaminophen, caffiene and butalbital (barbiturate) used for tension headache.

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My son is currently taking Fioricet for migraines that he has frequently - literally on a daily basis. Neurologist currently has him on Divalproex SOD DR 250 MG.
Fioricet only relieves his headaches about 50% - Pharmacist recommended Advil Migraine and for him to take 4 capsules every 8 hours or to try and take Aleve. - Advil bottle says to take only 2 capsules every day.
Q is - Can he safely take 4 capsules every 8 hours?
Hi,

If the dose of 1 capsule of Advil Migraine is 200 mg of Ibuprofen, then, can safely take 4 capsules every 8 hours as it will be a total of 800 mg per day.

If the dose is 400 mg, then should take 2 capsules per day, making a total of 800 mg per day.

I'd suggest not to take Fioricet if you take...
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My wife has extremely impacted sinus's and was prescribed Fioricet. It is not helping her at all. Would it hurt if she took Hydroxyzine 50 mg 3 hours after? Or could she take some cough medicine with hydrocodone? She took the Fioricet about 3 to 4 hours ago. I am not paying nothing for a simple question.
Fioricet is a potent analgesic. So it is not a definitive treatment for sinusitis. Hydroxyzine is an anti-allergic and if your wife is having a bout of sneezing, running nose, irritative cough etc then it may help. Cough medicine with hydrocodone is an analgesic and cough suppressant which may...
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Good evening,my name is XXXXXXX Macias.I suffer from arthritis on my lower back and my right hand.When I had insurance,the doctor would prescribe me Morton.It did not help at all.I explained to him that fioricet helped me with it all.I can still care for my grandchildrenwhich is what I do for a living.is there any way you you can help me?
Brief Answer:
Fioricet is a prescription drug

Detailed Answer:
Hello madam,

I have read your case and I think I can suggest you few things which you can try at home.

1. Avoid bending forward and lifting heavy weight.
2. Take regular calcium and vitamin d. Pain also occurs due to low calcium.
3....
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my ggt test is 71 and my alt is 4, i am a 43yr old women with no insurance, i went to the 9 healthfair, is this just slightly high on the ggt and slightly low on the alt? I do take fioricet w codeine for tension headaches and did take that medication the day of the test.
HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern looking to the history given here I could say that without the clinical sign and symptoms get done the test of any kind does not prove any thing and this would be useless, so just forget about the test that you did, hope this information...
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i find that i have to take a couple (2 usually sometimes 3) of tabs of fioricet a month for my headaches. it is the only drug that helps them go away. i'm not a candidate for addiction nor overdose of the medicine. my question regards a possible restriction by the fda on the pill because of the tylenal side effects problem. i don't believe that fioricet has a large enough portion of tylenal to be a problem with this. i actually take the generic form but am unsure of the placement of the 'u' and the 'i'. :) i am a 70 year old man and am on hydrochloralthyazide, lisinipril, allopurinol and coumadin
Hello

Thanks for the query

A very good over the counter medication for headache with a similar composition is paracetamol plus caffeine, which can be taken upto twice daily and if the headaches a very severe then Tab Naproxen can be used. These are known to be very effective in migraine type of...
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I went to er this morning because i could see white streaks of pus on my tonsil and they didnt do a test for strep but just looked at it and said I had it. Could this be something worse? My tonsils are completly covered with white puss now and I have taken two antibiotics already today and now I can drink or eat my throat hurts to bad. Nothing helps the pain not even my migraine medicine fioricet that is a strong pain killer. Er doc. told me just to use tylenol and ibuprofin but that dont touch my pain. What should I do? I plan on calling my ENT monday to see if i can get in to get my tonsils removed right away it couldnt hurt much worse then it does now. I have a pic I took of my tonsils tonight and how much worse they are now.
Hi welcome to the health care magic

You are having acute tonsillitis infection

You should get investigated with throat swab and send it for culture...

According to culture report further specific antibiotic given

You are having more congestion, so short term steroid course can be given for five...
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I have been taking FIORICET for Migraines and it seems when I take them that they help with nerves and anxiety too. what can I take on a daily basis that will do the same things for those two? Also want to make sure that it isn't something that will aid to weight gain. I need to lose weight is there anything that will help with that along with the other two things?
Hello,
Welcome to HCM,
You are suffering from multiple problems like migraine, anxiety, weight issue, etc. These all are inter connected with each other. If your treatment is done by considering these all problem and it's relation, you will be free from that, and can enjoy healthy life. For that...
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I have a history of migraines and hve meds for them...After falling and hitting the back of my head about 2 weeks ago, I'v had migraines almost every day....Temporarily the Fioricet & or Imitrex work, but boom, it's back...
Hello,

Thanks for the query.

You are on the right treatment for migraine. But I have noticed that you have stated 'fioricet and/or imitrex' these two medications are different. Fioricet is used for control acute attacks and the later is used on a daily basis to prevent them. Please specify when...
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