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Fioricet® with Codeine (Butalbital, Acetaminophen, Caffeine, and Codeine Phosphate) is supplied in capsule form for oral administration. The measurements are as follows: butalbital, USP -50 mg; acetaminophen, USP -325 mg; caffeine, USP -40 mg; and codeine phosphate, USP -30 mg. Any comments?

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  1. Lenore says:

    Apr 7, 2010 1 Answer – Posted in: fioricet, fioricet with codeine – Answer: If you could give more info? I don’t have insurance and ive been on the regular fioricet for a while. Does anyone know how much it costs without insurance?

  2. Bette says:

    You pretty much know the answer already. She is obviously exceeding the recommended dose, which is 1-2 tablets every four hours as needed, not exceeding 6 tablets in a 24 hour period. Note that Fioricet (and some other pain medications) are implicated as causing repeat headaches with over-use. Fioricet also contains acetaminophen that in high doses can damage multiple organs, especially the liver and kidney. Physical dependency is based on how long shes been taking the pills. When physical dependence has developed, withdrawal symptoms will occur if she suddenly stops the medication. Withdrawal symptoms include: drug craving, runny nose, yawning, sweating, insomnia, weakness, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle spasms, chills, irritability and pain. My suggestion would be informing her that too much of the medication will make her headaches worse, and advise her of the dangers of the OTHER ingredients in the medication that causes permanent damage. Dont cut her completely off the medication, but reduce her dose to 1-2 pills every four hours, as suggested on the label. If shes not willing or able to do it herself, you may have to play parent for a bit. There are plenty of quick fixes for opiate withdrawal symptoms that will make the tapered dose easier.As far as experience goes, opiate addiction can sneak right up on you if you dont catch it quick. I was prescribed OxyContin for a back injury… and before you know it youre in the hospital unconscious with depressed lungs then off to rehab.

  3. Meda says:

    Can I open Fioricet w/Codeine capsule? My doctor just prescribed me Fioricet w/codeine (generic)I have never been able to swallow pills with difficulty. I just tried to take

  4. Marhta says:

    Use Fioricet with Codeine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Take Fioricet with Codeine by mouth with or without food. Do not take more than 6 capsules in 24 hours If you miss a dose o… More:http://www.drugs.com/cdi/fioricet-with-codeine.html

  5. Gregoria says:

    General Fioricet with Codeine should be prescribed with caution in certain special-risk patients such as the elderly or debilitated, and those with severe impairment of renal or hepatic function, head injuries, elevated intracranial pressur… More:http://www.drugs.com/pro/fioricet-with-codeine.html

  6. Adrian says:

    Fioricet® with Codeine Capsules Dark blue, opaque cap with a light grey, opaque body. Cap is imprinted twice with “FIORICET’’ and “CODEINE” in light blue. Body is imprinted twice with four-head profile “” in red. Bottles of 100 are supplied… More:http://www.drugs.com/pro/fioricet-with-codeine.html

  7. Marietta says:

    Acetaminophen is an ingredient found in many nonprescription products and in some combination Does Fioricet-Codeine Oral have any side effects?

  8. Lessie says:

    Butalbital is a barbituate that has the ability to work quickly. Although Florida does not offer borrowers much in the way of protection from foreclosure or related Detail:http://www.ehow.com/facts_5519406_side-effects-butalbital.html

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