Generic Name: acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine
Fioricet relaxes muscles and relieves pain. It helps ease tension headaches related to contracted muscles in the head, neck, and shoulders. It contains caffeine, acetaminophen, and barbiturates.
Fioricet should be taken according to your physician’s directions. Take each dose of Fioricet with a full glass of water.
Do not take a double dose of Fioricet. Take the missed dose of Fioricet as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to taking Fioricet on your regular dosing schedule.
Store Fioricet at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep out of reach of children.
Avoid sleeping pills, antihistamines, sedatives, and tranquilizers except under the supervision of your doctor. These may also make you drowsy Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Butalbital will cause drowsiness or dizziness. Avoid alcohol. Alcohol taken during therapy with acetaminophen and butalbital can be very damaging to your liver and can increase drowsiness and dizziness. Never take more Fioricet than is prescribed for you. If your pain is not being adequately treated, talk to your doctor.
Serious side effects of Fioricet include (but are not limited to): an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); slow, weak breathing; liver damage (yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort, unusual bleeding or bruising, severe fatigue); blood problems (easy or unusual bleeding or bruising); low blood sugar (fatigue, increased hunger or thirst, dizziness, or fainting.
Continue to take Fioricet if you experience drowsiness; dizziness, confusion or lightheadedness shortness of breath, dry mouth; nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or decreased appetite, tiredness, leg pain, or muscle weakness; agitation, irritability, nervousness, anxiety or excitability rash or itching, feeling of intoxication, headache; or constipation and contact your physician. Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur.
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