Butalbital / Acetaminophen / Caffeine
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I was prescribed this for my migraines and it did nothing. Didn't matter if I took it at the onset or after getting the migraine, or if I laid down afterwards. Sometimes it'd take the edge off a little bit. It did make me a bit drowsy (caffeine has no effect on me). Total waste of money.
I have experienced Cervicogenic headaches (or occipital neuralgia-depends which doctor I ask) since 1999. The previous formulation was a quick release tablet, but the new one is a capsule. The only way it works for me now is to break open the capsule onto my tongue then swallow it with a beverage, otherwise the capsule does not disintegrate quickly enough have any efficacy whatsoever (although I have not noticed any difference since the acetaminophen was reduced by 25mg). I even placed one in a glass of vinegar (closest thing I could think of to mimick stomach acid) and it took nearly 8 hours to disintegrate enough for the medicine to come out. As long as I can break the capsule open to take it, it is a godsend. Absolutely nothing else works and without it, my headaches turn into migraines then take days to get under control. When I first began taking it, it made me overly talkative and more alert. Also, if, on the rare occasion, I need to take 2 at a time, I get a tad nauseous but have never vomitted as a result. Though my RX states I can take up to 6 per day, I rarely need more than 2-3 and am extremely careful about how much I take in order to prevent rebound headaches. I al
I've tried different meds, this is the only one that can calm down my severely debilitating migraine headaches. I highly recommend this med. I have fibromyalgia and this is the only med that does not cause interactions with my other meds.
I have been taking fiorcet for nearly 3 years now. It is the only thing without horrible debilitating side effects that works. Fiorcet was my miracle drug because a headache/ migraine is a force to be reckoned with.
The only thing that has ever workwd. Fioricets /Codeine. Have taken since the 1980's. Doctors now want to argue and say it is bad. I never see it on television with all the side effects ! I take them daily so I can function. I have every test seen specialists, been treated like a drug addict. .... I don" drink, smoke, do any illegal drugs...had to go to a neurologist last week and she said too much caffeine the fioricets. .. I don't drink coffee or soda either. That was the only thing she could come up with. Now I have to see my regular dr. And I am sure they are going to try and take them from me. All I want is a productive life....I am 58 years old so it is not like I am young enough to worry over misuse. If they have never had such headaches they have no idea. It works miracles for me...just a better way of everyday life and work.
I am still trying to find the cause of my headaches. They are not as strong as a migraine (a 5/6 versus a migraine 10), but they take 2-3 days to subside and come back within a day or so. This wonder drug alleviates the pain enough for me to sleep at night. I would take it during the day, but I wouldn't be able to make it to the car let alone drive to work. I wish I was given this pain med when I suffered from migraines!
After craniotomy this was lifesaver. Horrible headaches and this wkrd like a charm.
Works fabulously for tough migraines, especially if you miss the opportunity to take imitrex (sumatriptan) before it gets real bad, or if your headache goes from zero to OMG in less than five minutes. I've taken it in the formulation with codine, which works too, but forget about working or driving. Furicet can eliminate a mild to moderate migraine and dull a strong one to tolerability. It's one of the oldest and best abortive migraine meds available, though a lot of MDs wont prescribe it as they think it doesn't work. My migraines have brought me to the ER on more than one occasion so I'm acutely aware of what works and this is worth a try. Good luck finding something that helps.
This is the only thing that works for my migraines. It does not leave me feeling loopy. Which is perfect as I have children
A nuclear cardio stress test resulted in a horrific migraine for me while at the hospital. Despite my medical history/chart stating zero effectiveness of tylenol, butalbital, codeine, and/or morphine related drugs (I'd rather have an Excedrin than any of those, thank you), I was given Fioricet as treatment. It made me more nauseous than I was, and when the migraine hadn't improved, I was given a second dose of Fioricet. I was finally given Norco, which made a difference within 20 minutes. When discharged, I was given a prescription for Fioricet. A waste of ink and paper. Fioricet made me nauseous and did absolutely NOTHING for my migraine headache. I'll be requesting Norco if migraines return.
Started in the fifties. Miracle for me. Called fiorinol then. No side effects. Take one before it starts or two and lie down. Every one has to find their own miracle . . It is so individual. Oh, I am 87 years old.
RatedFioricetfor Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)Report
This was and is the only medication I have taken that absolutely works in about 15 or 20 minutes
RatedFioricetfor Tension headachesReport
First given Fiorinal #3 in the 1970s. If it's a real migraine, I use that. Tension and tension/sinus headaches are a daily problem. If they're bad, I use Fioricet. Usually works in about 15 minutes. Not sleepy or any side effects. It's like I didn't take anything; except, the headache is much milder or gone completely.
Fioricet brings down Migraines, like TNT brings down an old building! Finally I have found a medication that sends the Migraine packing!
It takes care of migraines within 15-20 minutes. But makes you very sleepy
RatedFioricetfor Back pain- chronicReport
I was given this medication for pain and it might work for someone used to mega doses of caffeine, however, not being able to sleep and jitters are not worth the pain relief.
Fioricet the migraine slayer... how I love thee! It works for me in 20 minutes or less and my migraine goes from debilitating to a minor annoyance. The only downside is that it dissolves the second it hits your mouth and leaves a nasty taste, and I have a tendency to vomit when I have migraines, so I have to take it with a beverage other than water (Gatorade or juice works best) otherwise it won't stay down. I get rebound headaches from this medicine but they are mild tension headaches, not full-blown migraines, and those are something that I can treat with Advil. Overall, I am very happy with the effectiveness of this medication on my occasional, moderate-intensity migraines.
I have mixed migraine and tension headaches. I take 2 preventive meds and use advil, fioricet and Imitrex along with non-med treatments to help with my almost daily headaches. The fioricet does help but it can't be used very often or rebound headaches occur. So I would say for someone with infrequent headaches - tension or migraine - this is great. Stick to the limit to prevent rebound and tolerance. I used it for my infrequent migraines when my kids were young and would take it and nap with them. Now I can take it at work and not be sleepy.
RatedFioricetfor Tension headachesReport
I have taken this medication for a number of years...On and off but i suffered tension headaches since i was a child--my father, my brother..Once ihe headache came on and i didn't take excedrin .,in the earlier years i suffered!!! I I am stressful.,nervous by nature ---genetics.it works
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