When did Fioricet become Schedule III med. My doctor thought it wasn't controlled?
Question posted by erinolucas on 10 Dec 2013
Last updated on 16 August 2018 by WildcatVet
"Butalbital may be habit-forming. Never share Fioricet with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Selling or giving away Fioricet is against the law.
Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Butalbital is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription."
"According to the FDA, the issue boils down to a specific ratio of aspirin or acetaminophen to butalbital. Fiorinal® is required to have at least 188 mg of aspirin for every 15 mg of butalbital (188:15) to meet CSA exemption. The ratio needed for Fioricet® is 70 mg of acetaminophen for every 15 mg of butalbital (70:15). These ratios were based on what the FDA believed were adequate amounts of nonnarcotic to reduce the abuse potential of butalbital."
Nonetheless, there is a great potential for abuse, habituation, and acetaminophen toxicity. Use exactly as prescribed.
Erinolucas this is a strange one it depends what state you live in it is a sch III in oregon and washington the one with codeine always has been but due to the abuse of fioricet the butalibatal in the fioicet it was put on sehIII last sept.
chuck1957 oregon retired pharmacy technician
Fioricet with codeine is a schedule III. Are you looking at Fioricet #3 or Fioricet with codeine? Plain Fioricet is not controlled as far as the literature I have.
I just updated my drug program yesterday and I don't show it as a schedule anything, just a prescription drug.
- Fioricet uses and safety info
- Fioricet information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Fioricet (detailed)
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