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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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Condition Members Success
Migraine Headaches
Back Pain
Pseudotumor Cerebri
Chronic Pain
Overall, 65% (875 Members) find Fioricet helpful

Fioricet Reviews

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addicting and cause bad rebound headaches
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Yes, excellent choice, but shouldn't be taken often because it also causes rebound headaches.
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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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  1. Discussion: When Fioricet doesn't work
    I also take Maxalt and Fioricet for Migraines. There are many times when Maxalt won't even take the edge off; this is when I take Fioricet. My doc... [More]
  2. Discussion: Migraine or severe headaches
    Thank you RJ for your special reply. It means a lot to me. It will be 2 weeks tomorrow since I lost my mom. The Esgic is the same thing as Fioricet ex... [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]