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How much dosage of fioricet can cause withdrawal seizures if stopped abruptly?

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How much daily usage of fioricet can cause withdrawl seizures if stopped abruptly?
Posted Thu, 28 Mar 2013 in Drug Abuse
Answered by Dr. Sundar Gnanavel 15 minutes later
The drug fioricet is a combination of barbiturate, acetaminophen and caffeine. It is barbiturate withdrawal that can lead to seizures. This barbiturate has a very long half life which means chances are wiuthdrawal seizures are lesser. It would require >12 tab use (considering 1 tab has 50 mg barbiturate) with > 6 month use to predict possible withdrawal seizures on abrupt stoppage. Do clarify further if required.
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Follow-up: How much dosage of fioricet can cause withdrawal seizures if stopped abruptly? 8 minutes later
Ive been using them about 3-4 yrs daily but only about 3-5 50mg tabs a day. I want to just stop. Im sure ill have rebound headaches but worried about seizures. So at that low a dose I shouldn't be worried?
Answered by Dr. Sundar Gnanavel 52 minutes later
Yes you are right. Rebound headaches are common though seizures are unlikely. Neverthless i would suggest you taper off atleast over a week rather than stop abruptly.
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