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(also known as Esgic)

Butalbital and acetaminophen combination is a pain reliever and relaxant. It is used to treat tension headaches. Butalbital belongs to the group of medicines called barbiturates. Barbiturates act in the central nervous system (CNS) to produce their effects.

When you take butalbital for a long time, your body m... continue

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Migraine Headaches
716
64%
Back Pain
111
59%
Pseudotumor Cerebri
5
100%
Fibromyalgia
3
100%
Chronic Pain
3
100%
Overall, 64% (855 Members) find Fioricet helpful
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Fioricet Reviews

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I use this when I feel a migraine coming on and it seems to really work and knocks it out. I have to take this as I cannot take NSAIDS due to stomach issues.
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I use it when I have a severe one. This works great and relieves the pain, aura and dizziness within an hour. I have to be careful because of the caffeine and my Afib.
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Too painful will never get one again didnt help
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helps at the start of attack sometimes
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I use it as my "rescue" medication. Usually take 2 and lie down in bed because I tend to get sleepy after taking it. Most the time it works if I "catch it in time".
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It works, but unfortunately can cause rebounds so I'm afraid to take it
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This meds works great
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it was ok
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Continued to use, sometimes ineffective depending on duration prior to administration.
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Only for migraines
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: When Fioricet doesn't work
    Fioricet is also my first choice, but if that does not work, then I take a Maxalt. If the nausea is bad, then I will also take Zofran. If my neck ... [More]
  2. Discussion: When Fioricet doesn't work
    Hi all, I get migraines which seem to come in clusters. I also have chronic vertigo. Not sure if the two are related (for many people they are). An... [More]
  3. Discussion: fioricet
    I was on it for a short time years ago but it didn't really help with the pain. The main ingredient is tylenol but I forget just how it works. Jus... [More]
  4. Discussion: fioricet
    What was it prescribed for? Looking up that medication, it is in the barbiturate class and has addictive qualities as well as your system building... [More]
  5. Discussion: fioricet
    I was prescribed fioricet (may be wrong spelling) several years ago. I started taking more and more of them. Now I have really been worried about be... [More]