I have had tension headaches for over 20 years. I've been taking Fioricet to control my daily headaches for about 10 years and it's been a life saver for me. The doctor acted very angry last visit and prescribed Fioricet and Baclofen 10mg twice a day. I am also very nervous about taking something new. I am wondering if the Baclofen makes you sleepy? Should I try one before sleep? I will probably only take 1/2 at first and am pretty nervous about not waking up or feeling very tired during the day. He said I can take it with the Fioricet? Nervous about doing that. Does anyone take Fioricet also and if you do, when do you take the Baclofen? I also take about 1/4 tab of Lorazepam very rarely to take the edge off of my anxiety if it happens. I don't want to end up in a coma :-(
I take baclofen twice a day. In the beginning it made me a little drowsy, but it worse off pretty quick. I checked the interaction and this is what came up.
Applies to: baclofen, Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine)
Using baclofen together with butalbital may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
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