I understand Cambia is a faster-acting migraine reliever, but other than that what are the benefits over taking Oxycodone or Fioricet for my pain from a spinal headache?
The main and biggest difference is Cambia isn't addictive, where the other 2 are. All you have to do is look these 3 pills up right here at drugs.com and you can see, Cambia is a NSAID. That means it belongs in the same class of drugs as Aleve and Motrin, Advil, and anything with Ibuprofen. To my thinking Fioricet is one of the worst pills made. It has, amongst other things, a barbiturate in it, and caffeine, and some also have an opiate. That makes it like a low grade speed ball. Barbiturates are downers and caffeine is a stimulant. And if it also has Codeine in it then that's another downer. It may help headaches, but it shouldn't be taken often, and both the barbiturate and the Codeine are addictive. Finally Percocet contains Oxycodone, which is the most abused pharmaceutical opiate there is. One reason it's abused so much is because it is highly addictive. It has tremendous cravings, and you have to go through a nasty withdrawal to stop taking it. So again, if you're taking it for headaches, just don't take it very often. This then is why Cambia is the drug of choice in treating chronic headaches.
- Fioricet Drug Information
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- Oxycodone Drug Information
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