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What is Fioricet?
Fioricet is a controlled substance that is a combination medication of three ingredients. There are two drugs Acetaminophen, Butalbital, and stimulant caffeine used in the treatment of tension headaches. Acetaminophen is a drug that decreases the pain of a headache, and caffeine is a stimulant that increases the effects of Acetaminophen and butalbital a drug works as a sedative. It helps to cause sleepiness and relaxation.
A tension headache causes moderate pain in the sides, back, or the front of the head. Fioricet helps by relaxing muscle contractions that result in mild to moderate head pain. Sometimes doctors prescribe Fioricet for migraines as well, headaches that cause pain in the one side of the head, and hypersensitivity to light and sound.
You can buy Fioricet online, but it is only a prescription headache medication as it has the potential to cause addiction. If the prescription is followed correctly, risks of addiction are very low. However, if you take too much of this drug, you may develop tolerance to its effects. In this case, you would require a higher dose of Fioricet to relieve you of your headache. For this reason, doctors usually do not prescribe Fioricet until he is sure that safer over-the-counter medications cannot help patients.
What is the dosage of Fioricet?
You should always read the medication guide before you buy Fioricet online. This drug comes in oral form(tablet and solution), and you can take it with or without food according to your doctor’s prescription.
For the treatment of tension headache or migraine
Oral dosage ( 50 mg butalbital, 300 or 325 mg acetaminophen, and caffeine 40 mg per tablet)
For adults – 1 to 2 tablets every 4 hours or as needed. Dosage should not exceed six tablets in 24 hours.
For children age 12 years and older – 15 to 30 ml of the same combination every 4 hours and dosage should not exceed 90 ml in 24 hours.
For patients with hepatic and renal impairment dosage should be assessed with extreme caution. There are potential severe adverse reactions of Acetaminophen to infants, so Fioricet should not be taken in or immediately after pregnancy. And after pregnancy, a decision should be made to stop breast-feeding or to discontinue the drug.
What are the side effects of Fioricet?
Like any other medication, there can be some side effects of Fioricet. Those who use Fioricet extensively and misuse it are at a higher risk of experiencing the side effects of this medication. You should tell your doctor if you have any allergies to any of the ingredients of this drug or any other medicine. There can be side effects of this drug which may or may not occur, some of them are-
- The feeling of being intoxicated
- Nausea and vomiting
- Shaking and tremors
- Stomach pain
- Trouble sleeping
- Dark-colored urine
- Yellowing of eyes and skin
- Sudden high blood pressure
In some cases, a person can who takes Fioricet can have an allergic reaction to it. Symptoms of an allergic reaction are trouble breathing, itching, rashes, and swelling of the face, throat, or tongue. These are not all the side effects of Fioricet, which you might appear over you as every drug behave differently on every person. Most of the people who take Fioricet do not show serious side effects. But, tell your doctor if you have any of the side effects that become severe and doesn’t go away. Your doctor would have assessed the condition that the benefits of this drug are more than the side effects.