My physician prescribed me Fioricet last year to relieve my monthly headaches. I have taken it only a few times and decided to look up the side effects online today. I noticed it warns against taking stimulants (e.g., ADHD medications) while taking Fioricet. I take Adderall almost daily for ADD. The same doctor prescribed both, but never mentioned any interactions between the two medications. I do not take any other medication, but I do drink some caffeine everyday (usually black tea). What are the side effects and possible risks of taking these two medications together?
The fioricet has caffeine in it but it is my understanding that if you are ADHD the adderall wouldn't be a stimulant for you so my thinking is that the Dr. knows this and does not think it will bother you. It also has a mild barbiturate in it which is suppose to counteract the caffeine. Would this act as a stimulant for you instead? I don't think this will bother you if you take them only once or twice a month, Hope this eases your mind. When you drink caffeine does it act as a stimulant for you? Maybe just don't ingest all three together.
I also take Fioricet and Vyvanse (another stimulant ADHD med--- by the way, quite common for us to get headaches when you can't turn off the brain). I have taken both meds for years without incident. Both were prescribed by my same Dr. as well. Good luck with your headaches--- and your multi tasking!
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