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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

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Overall, 64% (831 Members) find Fioricet helpful

Fioricet Reviews

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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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Still seems to be the best go to for the neck, shoulder and muscle tension if I take it daily
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Works well, no apparent side effects, seems to give me a little energy as well
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a little bit
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Aborted this treatment due to worries about medication overuse headaches
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works well
Periodically I get headaches which feel as though someone is slamming the bottom half of the back of my head with a baseball bat. These headaches come on very suddenly and render me useless. My PCP suggested I try Fioricet in case it worked on an MS headache. When I get one of these headaches I take a Fioricet immediately and it decreases the headache by 50 within ten minutes. Thats good enough for me!
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Two of these are my go-to medication for a headache in its early stages.
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  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. Discussion: valuims?
    Transpor I take Fioricet for my headaches after a bad vertigo attack - it's the only thing that works for me. It is Tylenol based. [More]
  5. Discussion: LUPUS HEADACHES!
    I used to, I havent had any in a while *knock on wood* but I have used Fioricet, and also Maxalt. The Maxalt worked for me headache wise. And the Fior... [More]