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Can i take fiorecet along with Metoclopramide?

I have been put on Metoclopramide 5 mg, i was told by my local pharmacy that i could take my fiorecet (butalbital/apap/caffeine tabs), but I ve notcied that fiorecet is listed on the list of items not to take with this medicine. Have i read it wrong?
Wed, 5 Jul 2017
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Hi & Welcome.
You have read it right. It may cause harmful interactions.
Avoid taking these medications together.

Fioricet is a combination (Acetaminophen, Butalbital, & Caffeine) medication used to treat tension headaches that are caused by muscle contractions. It is also used to treat fever.

Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow.

Butalbital (barbiturate) is a sedative that helps to decrease anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation.

Taking Metoclopramide together with Butalbital may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. It may also cause impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.

Activities requiring mental alertness such as swimming, driving or operating hazardous machinery should be avoided if you wish to continue to take the medications together.

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