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User Reviews for Acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine

Also known as: Alagesic, Alagesic LQ, Americet, Anolor 300, Anoquan, Arcet, Capacet, Dolgic LQ, Dolgic Plus, Dolmar, Endolor, Esgic, Esgic-Plus, Ezol, Femcet, ...show all 36 brand names

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Headache 157 reviews 246 medications
   
8.7
Summary of Acetaminophen/butalbital/caffeine reviews 157 reviews 8.7

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I have never had any major headaches to speak of. Recently I had a major migraine for 4 days. This got so bad I literally thought my head was going to explode. I got 2 shots 2 days in a row thst barely numbed the pain. My doctor then ordered a ct scan which came back ok. After pleading to the doctor nothing was working he prescribed this. Wow is all I can say. Headache stopped and hasn't returned. I would recommend trying this as the first option instead of suffering through different things"

   
10

Rigz (taken for less than 1 month) September 2, 2016

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For Headache: "Headache for about a month off and on. I was prescribed this medication and I took one waited 45 minutes and felt nothing so I took a second one and a hour later nothing. So this medicine didn't work for me but the positive side I had zero negative side effects. But unfortunately I had zero positive side effects. I really wanted it to work. I gave it a five because it didn't hurt me but it didn't help me. I hope others in pain find relief."

   
6.0

Zuska3535 August 31, 2016

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I was first prescribed fioricet for hormonal headaches during my pregnancy. It was so effective and helped ease the pain. It did make me drowsy. I still use it for chronic headaches as-needed. The only thing I wish for is that it would work a little more quickly. It takes 45min-1hr for my headaches to ease off. Great help all-around, though!"

   
8.0

MJuneBug (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 9, 2016

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I was prescribed fioricet last week for chronic headaches. I have suffered from daily headaches for over 6 years and until recently, have been able to dull them down though they never fully go away, with high doses of otc ibuprofen. I've been to the neurologist and was prescribed imitrex and antidepressants. None worked. I have been taking the fioricet for a week, and every time I take it, it turns my headache into a borderline migraine. Makes it so much worse and My feet and ankles have swollen. Now I have vericos veins and broken capillaries In my ankles. I think I may be the 1% that cannot take this drug. Its a shame because I see so many success stories in these comments, I wish I could share in the relief."

   
1.0

Julie, 34 (taken for less than 1 month) June 10, 2016

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For Headache: "I had been taking Margesic capsules for years for my migraine headaches, I switched pharmacies and the pharmacist had my Dr switch me to foricet because I have no insurance to save me some money,I know they have the same ingredients but I have found the foricet does not help with the migraines like the Margesic did. Why is this?"

   
4.0

Nichole McLemore (taken for less than 1 month) June 9, 2016

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I've had headaches for as long as I ca remember....I've taken excedrin, imitrex, tramadol.....nothing worked til my Ob gave me fioricet and it was a god send.....I've been on it for 40 yrs with no side effects....now the doctors are so worried about the barbiturate...heavens it's Not an opiod... Utah unfortunately is very strict with this drug....for reasons I will not say...it's a miracle drug for me...."

   
10

Greek forever May 13, 2016

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I love fioricet - works really well. but my dr wants to change my prescription to tramadol. Anyone else have similar experience?"

   
9.0

Tex12 (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 15, 2016

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I'm taking Generic Fioricet for more than 10 years now. It started when I was in college"

   
10

eric_marquez (taken for 10 years or more) April 4, 2016

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Dolgic Plus (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "This pill definitely took away my tention headaches but I did notice I was wanting to use it and started to use even though I had no headache. I went back and got a refill from my doctor. When I ran out again went back for my follow up she asked if I needed it filled I declined knowing I was going to use it just to use it. I did find it to be addictive."

   
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Cookie21 March 16, 2016

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I was prescribed Fioricet for a head injury after Norco made me nauseous. No nausea with Fioricet. It does make me dizzy and disoriented but helps with the pain."

   
7.0

Pi C (taken for less than 1 month) March 16, 2016

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I have received great relief from this medication. It says discontinued because the acetaminophen dose has been lowered to 300 MG per tablet. It IS still available. Great medicine for headaches. Take with food though."

   
9.0

Renee B (taken for 10 years or more) February 18, 2016

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For Headache: "I have been on this for two days after suffering from headaches for 5 weeks they are not working I hurt so bad the pain doesn't stop. What can I do? Do these pills even work?"

   
1.0

Mremneff January 28, 2016

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "Good"

   
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MEmemememememememe January 21, 2016

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I suffered from headaches my whole life (I'm 53). Nothing would help until it was prescribed during my 1st pregancy when I was 38 & suffered even worse hormonal headaches. It was like a miracle drug. I am a huge proponent of being conservative with medications in general & try to live a "natural" healthy lifstyle. A whole bottle will last me over a year. Most of my headaches are tension so when I tried this I almost cried from finding something to relieve my debilitating headaches. If I feel a bad one coming on, I'll take a half one then wait a bit to see how I feel. I'll follow with the other half if it's really bad. Can't say enough good about this medication."

   
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Katchi (taken for 10 years or more) January 13, 2016

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "This is an old medication that I hope will never be removed. My grandfather used to take it when it wasn't a prescription. My father took it and I take it. It kills the headache with just one dose within 20 minutes. Sometimes I may get sleepy when it takes effect, but I also believe this happens due to the possibility that I hadn't slept well and is why that particular headache came on. When I first started taking fioricet, I did feel some light nausea, and dizziness, but I do not get those side effects any more. I also am sure I eat a couple of saltines when I take it. I have been on many other medications for my headaches and have not had the possitive results that I get from the fiorocet."

   
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DanceWWinds January 9, 2016

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For Headache: "Took at 8pm at midnight still awake and no relief of neck spasms. Felt like my head would fall off on right side of neck. Took second dose still at 4am still not sleeping, no relief from pain."

   
1.0

Wideawake no relief (taken for less than 1 month) December 29, 2015

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I get migraines 5 out of 7 days. This is the only medicine I have found that works so well. I get sick my head pounds horribly like someone if hitting me hard with a bat"

   
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Jolene mom of four (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 27, 2015

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For Headache: "I took first dosage at 1:44 pm and the left side of my head is still throbbing at 725 pm. Are these reviews legitimate????"

   
3.0

Headache Mommy December 25, 2015

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For Headache: "I have suffered from migraines since the age of 9. I've had a slew of Dr's tell me I have severe tension vascular migraines. To make things worse I had a car accident that knocked my jaw off center which exacerbated the migraines. I now have two bone spurs in my neck. The ONLY medication that works for me is Fioricet. I have tried everything including, maxault, immitrex, zomig and just about every pain killer from Otc to prescribed. My nuerologist finally tried Fioricet and it worked. I have never felt addicted to this medication as side affects are a drowsy feeling. I hate feeling sleepy when I'm running around... I like feeling energy. So this medication, I strongly recommend asking your dr. about. It works at the onset!"

   
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AmerPeg December 24, 2015

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For Headache: "Worst headache ever - over 10 days of pain trying every pain reliever nothing helped. I even had pain when I moved or shook my head and walking down stairs. Went to the Dr. This morning and he wasn't sure if it's from tension or allergies. Got this prescription came home took two laid down took a nap, woke up 100% better."

   
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WW 1961 December 15, 2015

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "Have been prescribed this for 20 plus years for migraines. I only have them a few times a year and as long as I take fioricet as soon as I start getting the visuals before the migraine pain kicks in then the migraine is not bad at all. The headache is very light if at all as well as the nausea."

   
9.0

jonnietable November 10, 2015

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I've taken this medicine for nearly 15 years for debilitating migraines. I am not addicted to Fioricet. I do not get rebound headaches. When the pain is gone, it's gone. I have bad arthritis in the neck causing a combination of migraine and cluster migraines. I've taken every possible anticonvulsant combo and tried all kinds of migraine relief drugs and OTC's. Nothing takes the pain away like Fioricet. I take zonsiimide as a prophylactic now along (along with Fioricet as needed). The frequency of headaches have decreased with age but nonetheless still occur. Fioricet will now not be covered by insurance company. This is appalling. Really? Because of what? Addicts? Why are we penalizing those who need it by making them pay full price?"

   
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Matd (taken for 10 years or more) November 9, 2015

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For Headache: "I had suffered with headaches for a long time. Nothing ever worked for me. The my Doctor put me on Fioricet. It stopped my headaches within 15 mins after taken the first pill. This was a life saver.."

   
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moe1966 (taken for 10 years or more) September 8, 2015

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "My doctor prescribed Fioricet as a first-line treatment for my headaches. (I'm still not sure whether they're migraines, tension headaches or something else but they always happen during my period). Fioricet definitely works, albeit with some side effects. I react poorly to sedative drugs like butalbital in that I get awful rebound anxiety/depression after only a couple doses. All the more reason to use this medication sparingly. There's a definite euphoric effect that lends itself to abuse. The combo of caffeine + a sedative is a strange one, but it works when all OTC stuff has failed. I much prefer it over something like Topamax."

   
7.0

Ms. Andrist (taken for less than 1 month) August 10, 2015

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I have been taking fioricet for about a year now for migraines. And it works great"

   
9.0

crystal s (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 8, 2015

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