What causes headaches? Doctors don’t fully understand what causes most headaches. They do know that the brain tissue and the skull are never responsible since they don’t have nerves that register pain. But the blood vessels in the head and neck can signal pain, as can the tissues that surround the brain and some major nerves… Continue reading Why Does Fioricet Work for Headaches?
Butalbital, acetaminophen, and caffeine combination is used to relieve symptoms of tension (or muscle contraction) headaches. Butalbital belongs to the group of medicines called barbiturates. Barbiturates act in the central nervous system (CNS) to produce their effects. Acetaminophen is used to relieve pain and reduce fever in patients. It does not become habit-forming when taken… Continue reading What is Butalbital APAP Caffeine ?
If you’re struggling with constant All kinds of Headache, your doctor might prescribe you a medication called Fioricet. This proprietary, brand name medication is actually a combination of other medications. Fioricet is supplied in hard-gelatin capsule form for oral administration. Each capsule contains the following active ingredients: Butalbital, USP……………………50 mg Acetaminophen, USP…………….300 mg Caffeine, USP……………………..40… Continue reading What is Fioricet?
Indications for Butalbital/Acetaminophen/Caffeine: Tension (or muscle contraction) headache. Adult Dosage: 1–2 tabs or caps every 4hrs as needed; max 6 daily. Children Dosage: Not established. Butalbital/Acetaminophen/Caffeine Contraindications: Porphyria. Butalbital/Acetaminophen/Caffeine Warnings/Precautions: Drug abusers. Severe hepatic or renal impairment (monitor). Acute abdominal conditions. Discontinue if serious skin rash or hypersensitivity reactions occur. Elderly. Debilitated. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing… Continue reading Summary of Fioricet Usage
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible after you take Butalbital APAP Caffeine. allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue anxious breathing problems confusion fast, irregular heartbeat redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside… Continue reading What Side Effects May I Notice From Receiving Butalbital APAP Caffeine ?
It is very important that your doctor check your progress while you or your child are taking this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to take it. This medicine may be habit-forming. If you or your child feel that the… Continue reading What You should Know before You take Butalbital APAP Caffeine ?
People who suffer from tension-type headaches that do not respond to over-the-counter (OTC) medications may find relief with combination drugs that include butalbital. Commonly prescribed as Fioricet (butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine) or Fiorinal (butalbital/aspirin/caffeine), butalbital is a sedative in the barbiturate class of medicines. Although the drug causes intense relaxation and eases the pain of a tension headache,… Continue reading Downsides of Taking Fiorinal or Fioricet for Headaches
Acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine Pregnancy Warnings Use is not recommended unless clearly needed US FDA pregnancy category: C Comment: Monitor for barbiturate withdrawal in neonates Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted on this combination product. Epidemiologic data for acetaminophen, including a population based case-control study from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (n=… Continue reading Fioricet Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings