Generic Name: Acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine (a SEET a MIN oh fen, bue TAL bi tal, and KAF een)
Brand Names: Capacet, Margesic, Esgic, Fioricet, Orbivan, Medigesic, Vanatol LQ, Repan, Zebutal
Fioricet comprises of a combination of butalbital, acetaminophen, as well as caffeine Acetaminophen is a fever reducer and pain reliever. Butalbital is in a drugs group which is known as barbiturates. It eases contractions in muscle which are involved in a tension headache. Caffeine is a CNS stimulant. It eases contractions of the muscle in blood vessels to progress the flow of blood.
Fioricet is consumed for the treatment of tension headaches that are produced by contractions of the muscle.
Fioricet (Generic) Uses
This combination medicine is consumed for the treatment of tension headaches. Acetaminophen benefits in the decreament of pain from the headache. Caffeine aids you to increase the acetaminophen effects. Butalbital is a sedative that benefits you in decreasing the anxiety and produce relaxation and sleepiness.
This medication might also be used for treating migraine headaches.
Fioricet (Generic) Side Effects
Nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, shortness of breath, shaking (tremor), augmented urination, dizziness, lightheadedness, trouble sleeping, or drowsiness might happen. If any of these effects worsen or persist, let your doctor or pharmacist know it promptly.
To decrease the dizziness and lightheadedness risk, slowly get up when rising from a lying or sitting position.
Let your doctor know it immediately if any of these improbable nonetheless severe side effects happen: mood / mental fainting, changes, seizures, irregular / fast heartbeat.
Fioricet (Generic) Precautions
Before having this medication, let your doctor know if you are sensitive to caffeine, acetaminophen, or butalbital; or to other barbiturates medicines (for example phenobarbital) or derivatives of xanthine (for example theophylline); or if you have any other sensitivities. This medicine might comprise of inactive constituents, which can produce allergic reactions or other complications. Consult your pharmacist for more information.
This medication might make you drowsy or dizzy. Do not use machinery, drive, or do anything that needs alertness till you are certain that you can safely do perform such things.
Fioricet (Generic) Interactions
Some products that might have an interaction with this medication comprise of: sodium oxybate, darunavir, medications affecting liver enzymes that eliminate this medicine from your body (for example macrolide antibiotics which includes erythromycin, disulfiram, cimetidine, fluvoxamine, valproic acid, MAO inhibitors comprise of isocarboxazid, methylene blue, linezolid, phenelzine, moclobemide, rasagiline, procarbazine, tranylcypromine, selegiline), lithium, isoniazid, phenothiazines (like chlorpromazine).