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You should not use Fioricet if you own porphyria, or if you own recently used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or other narcotic medications.
Do not use Fioricet if you own taken a MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could happen. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
Do not take more Fioricet than is recommended.
An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death. Call your doctor at once if you own nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
In rare cases, acetaminophen may cause a severe skin reaction. Stop taking Fioricet and call your doctor correct away if you own skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Assist line at 1-800-222-1222.
An overdose of Fioricet can be fatal.
The first signs of an acetaminophen overdose include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, and confusion or weakness. Later symptoms may include pain in your upper stomach, dark urine, and yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.
Overdose symptoms may also include insomnia, restlessness, tremor, diarrhea, increased shallow breathing, uneven heartbeats, seizure (convulsions), or fainting.
Before taking this medicine
Do not use Fioricet if you own taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days.
A dangerous drug interaction could happen. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
You should not use Fioricet if you are allergic to acetaminophen, butalbital, or caffeine, if you own porphyria, or if you own recently used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or other narcotic medications.
To make certain Fioricet is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
a history of mental illness or suicidal thoughts; or
stomach ulcer or bleeding;
liver disease, cirrhosis, a history of alcoholism or drug addiction, or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day;
a history of skin rash caused by any medication;
asthma, sleep apnea, or other breathing disorder;
if you use medicine to prevent blood clots.
It is not known whether Fioricet will harm an unborn baby.
If you use butalbital while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
This medicine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
What is Fioricet?
Fioricet contains a combination of acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Butalbital is in a group of drugs called barbiturates. It relaxes muscle contractions involved in a tension headache. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow.
Fioricet is used to treat tension headaches that are caused by muscle contractions.
Fioricet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since this medicine is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule.
If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose.
Do not use additional medicine to make up the missed dose.
Generic Name:acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine (a SEET a MIN oh fen, bue TAL bi tal, and KAF een)
Brand Names:Capacet, Esgic, Fioricet, Margesic, Medigesic, Orbivan, Repan, Vanatol LQ, Zebutal
Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Final updated on Feb 10, 2019.
How should I take Fioricet?
Take Fioricet exactly as prescribed. Follow every directions on your prescription label.
Do not take more of this medication than recommended. An overdose can damage your liver or cause death. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.
Butalbital may be habit-forming. Never share Fioricet with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Hold the medication in a put where others cannot get to it. Selling or giving away Fioricet is against the law.
Take Fioricet with food or milk if it upsets your stomach.
Store Fioricet at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Keep track of the quantity of medicine used from each new bottle.
Butalbital is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.