21 Feb 2011
I'm not sure why they would be reluctant to prescribe Fioricet. It is a pretty mild drug. It does have Butalbital which can be mildly addictive but there are certainly a lot more drugs that are worse. For what reason are you asking for it and also how old are you? That may have something to do with it.
21 Feb 2011
I had been taking Fioricet/Codeine for years until recently when I saw a Headache specialist for my Migraines. After that visit with him he stopped me from taking the Fiorecet ever again he said it wasn't my fault but it was causing part of my headache problems. But I must admit Fioricet worked for me in the past and it was great for getting rid of the headache.
22 Feb 2011
Fioricet is commonly given for headaches ie Migraines ( or was) A Neurologists may not feel that the problem is being diagnosed while on this drug, plus the info below came from Drug.com info on Fioricet:
Nervous system side effects including drowsiness, lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, and an intoxicated feeling have been reported frequently from the use of butalbital. Headache and seizures have been reported infrequently. Mental confusion, excitement, or depression have also been reported due to either intolerance (primarily in elderly or debilitated patients) or due to an overdose of butalbital.
General side effects including caffeinism have been reported. Consumption of higher doses of caffeine (>600 mg/day) has been reported to have lead to caffeinism. Caffeinism is a syndrome characterized by anxiety, restlessness, and sleep disorders (similar to anxiety states). It has also been reported that chronic, heavy caffeine ingestion may be associated with depression. Caffeine may cause anxiety and panic in panic disorder patients and may aggravate PMS.
It would be difficult to diagnois properly headache problems on a drug of this sort which also as you can see, can also cause headaches. Someone may be referred to a Neuologist for what are actually side effects of this medicine. Hope this helps you with an answer.
- Fioricet Information for Consumers
- Fioricet Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fioricet (detailed)
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