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Fioricet pill is a combination of Butalbital, Caffeine, and Acetaminophen. Acetaminophen acts as an antipyretic and an analgesic on the body. This means it reduces fever, along with relieving pain. Butalbital belongs to the class of medicines known as barbiturates. Butalbital is known to reduce the muscle contractions involved in the tension headache. It is known to reduce anxiety by acting as a sedative. Caffeine increases the effects of Acetaminophen. It is a CNS (Central Nervous System) stimulant that increases blood flow in the vessels by improving muscle contractions.
Fioricet is used to treat headaches that are caused due to muscle contractions. It may be used for the purposes not stated in the medication guides.
Important Information pertaining to Fioricet pills/capsules
Before you buy Fioricet online with prescription or buy Fioricet online without prescription, acknowledge these points.
Refrain from using Fioricet if you have porphyria, or you have used sedatives, alcohol, tranquilizers, or any other narcotic drugs.
If you had an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, do not take Fioricet. A dangerous drug interaction may occur. Tranylcypromine, selegiline, rasagiline, phenelzine, linezolid, and isocarboxazid are MAO inhibitors.
Take Fioricet only that much what is recommended because an overdose of this medicine can cost you your life or damage your liver.
Call for help if you experience pain in your upper stomach, jaundice, clay-colored stools, nausea, dark urine, loss of appetite, or itching. In some cases, Fioricet may cause a severe skin reaction.
Fioricet pills are not to be administered by Women who are breastfeeding or are pregnant.
Do not consume Fioricet if you are allergic to any of its component(s), i.e., Butalbital, Caffeine, and Acetaminophen.
Dose of Fioricet
- A dose of 40mg Fioricet pills
Take one or two pills of Fioricet every four hours as needed. The daily consumption limit within twenty-four hours must not exceed more than six Fioricet pills.
- A dose of 40mg Fioricet capsules
Take one or two capsules of Fioricet every four hours as needed. The daily consumption limit within twenty-four hours must not exceed more than six Fioricet capsules.
Side effects of Fioricet pills
Some of the common side effects of Fioricet include:
- Shortness of breath
- A feeling like you may pass out
- Dark urine
- Clay-colored stools
- Loss of appetite
- Upper stomach pain
- Drunk feeling
- Sleeping problem
- Restlessness and anxious feeling
- Fever, and
Response and Effectiveness
Acetaminophen pain-relieving effects are released after 30-60 minutes of its administration.
Gastrointestinal tract well absorbs Butalbital and produces sedation and muscle relaxing effect within one to two hours. The average half-life of Butalbital is 35 hours, leading to the cumulative impact of the Fioricet pills and thereby, increasing the side effects.
Caffeine has a shorter half-life of 3-7 hours. It metabolizes other active substances in the liver.
What if I miss a dose?
Owing to the fact that this medicine is a ‘use-when-needed’ medication, you may not be on a dosing schedule. Nevertheless, if you are on a dosing schedule, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it, but if it is almost time to take another dose, then just take a single dose of the drug.
What if I Overdose?
If you have taken more than the dose that is prescribed to you, seek medical help at earliest.
Call the emergency number or ambulance service near you.
Fioricet Interactions =
Consuming Fioricet with medicines that may make you sleepy or slow your breathing may have life-threatening side effects on you. Always inform your medical advisor that you are taking Fioricet before taking any other medicine along with it. This medicine can interact with various over-the-counter medicines like multi-vitamins, herbal products, and health supplements.