Fioricet Oral Tablets is combination of acetaminophen , Caffeine , and butalbitile .These mixed medicine is used to treat tension and headaches. Acetaminophen helps to remove the pain from the headache. Caffeine helps increase the effects of acetaminophen. Butalbitile is a sedative that helps to remove anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation.
How to use Fioricet Tablets
Take this medicine by mouth including or without food as suggested by your doctor, usually every 4 hours as needed.
If you are taking the liquid form of this medicine, very carefully measure the dose taking a special measuring spoon. Do not take a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose on them.
The dosage is totally depended up on your medical condition, age, and response to medication. This treatment works best if it is used as the first signs of a headache occur. If you wait until the headache has damage, the treatment may not work as well.
If you stop taking this medicine suddenly , you may have disengagement sign marks (such as nausea, vomiting, mental, mood changes, seizures). To use inhabit withdrawal, your doctor may minimize your dose slowly. Withdrawal is more likely if you have take this medication for a long time or in high doses. Tell your doctor or suggested right away if you have withdrawal.
Do not use Fioricet tablets if you have taken a MAO inhibitor in the last 15 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
Do not use more Fioricet than is suggestion An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death. Just Call your doctor at once if you have nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
To make sure Fioricet tablets is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- liver disease, cirrhosis, a history of alcoholism or drug addiction, or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic liquor everyday
- kidney disease
- asthma, sleep apnea, or other breathing disorder;
- stomach ulcer or bleeding;
- a history of skin rash caused by any medication;
- a history of mental illness or suicidal thoughts; or
- if you use medicine to prevent blood clots.
Side effects of Fioricet
if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Fioricet: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
In very minimum cases, acetaminophen may cause a severe skin reaction that can be fatal. This could occur even if you have taken acetaminophen in the past and had no reaction. Stop taking this medicine and suggest your doctor right away if you have skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling. If you have this type of reaction, you should never again use any medicine that contains acetaminophen.
Stop taking this medicine and suggest your doctor at once if you have:
- confusion, seizure (convulsions);
- shortness of breath;
- a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; or
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Some Normal Fioricet side effects may include:
- drowsiness, dizziness;
- feeling anxious or restless;
- drunk feeling; or
- sleep problems (insomnia)
Dosages of Fioricet Medicine
one or 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed. Total daily dosage should not exceed 6 tablets
protracted and repeated use of Fioricet is not recommended because of the potential for physical dependence.