Fioricet is a brand name of a drug made from a mixture of butalbital, acetaminophen, and Caffeine. I have found it useful in the treatment of headaches arising due to tensions and muscle contractions. You can also use it for the treatment of migraines and other pain connected ailments. However, note that Fioricet is not entirely labeled as a pain reliever.
I was only able to obtain the medication with a doctor’s prescription. If you often suffer from constant headaches, then talk to your doctor to find out if Fioricet is a good option in controlling and treating your recurring headaches. The recommended dosage that I was required to take as an adult is 1-2 tablets after every four hours and I was not to surpass six tablets in a day.
Acetaminophen is a well-recognized and accepted pain reliever that you can obtain over the counter. Acetaminophen is the active element in several of the pain relievers including Tylenol, as well as in cough and cold medications. Since Acetaminophen is available in many of the common drugs, you should be aware of the constituents of the medication to avoid overdosing.
Caffeine is also present in many of the over the counter drugs as well as in many foods and beverages such as tea, coffee and cola. Caffeine is used in Fioricet to enhance acetaminophens effectiveness. When you are under the Fioricet Medication, avoid substances containing caffeine to avoid overdose and caffeine intoxication or nervousness.
Butalbital is a part of the barbiturate drugs class. It is sedative in nature and used in Fioricet to relax the muscles. I was able to relieve headaches associated with muscle tension as well. Barbiturate can be habitual; therefore, you should take care when using Fioricet to prevent dependency to the drug. Fioricet is only taken as prescribed by a Doctor and you should not exceed the indicated dosage. If you have a history of dependency to drugs you should not be prescribed Fioricet.
You may suffer certain side effects from the drug such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pains, nervousness, dizziness, tremors, nervousness, anxiety, and shortness of breath, lightheadedness or drowsiness. Several of these indications are because of overuse of the medication, dependency or withdrawal. You need to report to the Doctor immediately in case you display these symptoms. Severe side effects can be an indication of Fioricet overdose and can be fatal.
Therefore, if you think that you have overdosed Fioricet seek immediate medical help. It could necessitate that you come off Fioricet by slowly decreasing doses to prevent negative withdrawal side effects. This point should be discussed with your Doctor before you stop Fioricet using.