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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
707
64%
Back Pain
109
59%
Pseudotumor Cerebri
5
100%
Fibromyalgia
3
100%
Chronic Pain
3
100%
Overall, 64% (844 Members) find Fioricet helpful
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Fioricet Reviews

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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
Working / Worked
This meds works great
Working / Worked
it was ok
Working / Worked
Continued to use, sometimes ineffective depending on duration prior to administration.
Working / Worked
Only for migraines
Working / Worked
Still seems to be the best go to for the neck, shoulder and muscle tension if I take it daily
Working / Worked
Works well, no apparent side effects, seems to give me a little energy as well
Working / Worked
a little bit
Working / Worked
Aborted this treatment due to worries about medication overuse headaches
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Muscle Relaxers
    I have been taking something called Esgic. It also works better when taken with a cup of coffee. I hope you can find something that helps you. Hugs GB [More]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  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]