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Fioricet is used to treat tension headaches that are caused by muscle contractions. Its generic name is acetaminophen, caffeine, and butalbital. Together they’re taken orally as a pain reliever and fever reducer. There are many brand names such as: Anolor 300, Zebutal, and Dolgic LQ, Esgic, Fioricet, Geone, Margesic, Medigesic, Repan,.

Fioricet, a medicine made from a combination of butalbital, acetaminophen and caffeine. This helps you to relieve from your pain and this medicine is available in the shape of tablets for oral administration.

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Although people suffering from migraine may tend to take anything that may promise relief, Fioricet seems to do best when the resultant headache is attributed to muscle contractions.

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Acetaminophen is a pain reliever/fever reducer. Butalbital is among a group of drugs called barbiturates that relax muscle contractions involved in a tension headache. Caffeine is a nervous system stimulant that also relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow. Fioricet is a combination of acetaminophen, caffeine, and butalbital.

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You shouldn’t take Fioricet if you’re allergic to acetaminophen, caffeine, or butalbital, or if you have porphyria.

QUESTION: What can I take together with fioricet (butalbital) to enhance or prolong its euphoric effects?
Hey medical professional, you misspelled butalbital and by the way it's the other ingredient in Fioricet that is hepatotoxic, the acetaminophen. Thanks for your efforts though.

  • I used to take alka seltzer to enhance the effects, but a few years ago they changed it, and took the enhancing effects out of it due to people having strokes. So maybe try some weed? ya doc's a medical professional, but he cant spell butalbital

  • Do you honestly expect someone to give you advice on how to abuse prescription medication? Quit wasting your life on trying to feel euphoria. Get off your duff and volunteer some of your time taking care of other people who could use your help. I promise, helping other people as opposed to being centered on yourself, feels a heck of a lot better than slowly killing yourself with drugs. If not, I look forward to your nomination to the Darwin Awards. Oh, yeah. One more thing. Butalbitol is very hepatotoxic. If you take too much, your liver is going to stop working. But, hey, what the heck do I know? I'm just a medical professional. You're the genius.


  • Do not use Fioricet if you’re pregnant. It can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use Fioricet without telling your doctor if you’re breast-feeding a baby.

    Keep track of how much medicine has been used from each new bottle. Butalbital is a drug of violence and you should be aware if any person in the home is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription.

    Since Fioricet is normally taken as needed, never use extra Fioricet to make up for a missed dosage. Seek emergency medical attention if you feel you have used too much.

    Fibromyalgia sufferers do not appear to have any relief from Fioricet although some patients (many in the so-called placebo effect group) use it with great satisfaction. In the case of Fibromyalgia, physician supervision is highly recommended.