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Fioricet Rating Summary

8.6/10 Average Rating

151 Ratings with 123 User Reviews

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"Effective for migraine and tension headaches, can cause slurring of speech and over anxiety especially on maximum dose."

   
9.0

Jess211 October 11, 2017

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"Was given foricet at E.R. for Tension headache and I suffer from severe anxiety I immediately had tachycardia (fast heart beat) after taking this drug it got rid of my headache but it left me miserable with my anxiety never taking this again"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 10, 2017

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"I started getting severe headaches 3 months after starting a new job I loved; I was only getting between 4-6 hrs of sleep a night after being on my feet 16 hrs a day. Artificial lights were like swords in my brain during the day, and towards the evening were intolerable. Noise was also making my head hurt worse - to the point where I was throwing up from the pain. I was given Topamax and had great results for a week. Then tapered to better results than not taking it. I was still getting the headaches daily. My doctor prescribed Fioricet PRN along with Propanalol to take with the Topamax as a preventative measure. What a relief. What a difference. I had a Doctor of Osteopathy who immediately knew what to prescribe via my symptoms."

   
9.0

aeralynlayla (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 5, 2017

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"I have had a pounding throbbing migraine for 18 days a terrible throbbing pain on the left side of my head. I tried everything under the sun imitrex over the counter everything the only thing that worked for me is fioricet it took away my migraine in an instant I suffer from anxiety so that caused my tension migraines this medicine puts anxiety at easy and your migraine completely gone. Please don't be in pain anymore go to your doctor and get fioricet. I feel for all the migraine sufferers I have been dealing with it for half my life don't be in pain anymore this medicine will really work also if you have moderate to severe anxiety like I do hope this helps!!!"

   
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Anonymous September 9, 2017

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"It helps to knock out the pain and reduce the tension in the head and eyes associated with migraine, but it appears to be somewhat of a controlled substance, or at least one that they're wary of, so I'm not sure what else I can do to be migraine free. I've tried Botox twice. I now know that does not work for me. I tried Effexor as a prophylactic. Not working. This is hormone related so there's not a heck of a lot I can do here - but just keep asking for more pills. Not ideal, but worn out. My eyeball hurts right now just looking at this screen."

   
8.0

Notanothermigraine (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 3, 2017

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"Why is Firocet so expensive?. I am retired and my plan has this drug cost at $500."

migrane 2 July 17, 2017

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"This is the best medicine for tension headaches bar none. Big pharma has tried to get it banned for years because it is so cheap and effective which is a treat to their vastly over priced, dangerous and ineffective alternatives.. IF YOU HAVE HEADACHE OF ANY KIND, I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO TRY THIS MIRACLE (FOR ME) MEDICATION."

   
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DARRLINGS2 June 10, 2017

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"Like all the meds for pain, sleep, back in the day; the 60s to the turn of the 21st century, these drugs actually work. I thought fiorinal had gone the way of Seconal, Nembutal, Amytal, Tuinal, Doriden, and the scores of other equally effective compounds, but a doctor recently gave me a script for Fioricet, shocked it was still around, and that it was not a controlled substance here in Tucson; but best of all, it works. I've always sworn by these pills; they live up to their claim of effectiveness on tension, and not just headaches; they handle stress, anxiety, panic disorders, and the entire spectrum of nervous disorders. New is not better, it's just a poor smudged carbon copy of the original, and a very bad one at that."

chetmcgee (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 6, 2017

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"I've been having migraines since I was a little girl. I've been on all sorts of migraine meds over the years. Imitrex, triptan, neurotoxin, and even Xanax because they thought it is being caused by anxiety. About 2 years ago I was in my classroom and had a wicked migraine. A sub told me about fioricet. I asked my doctor, mind you I was being seen by my doctor for this problem. When I arrived at the doctors that day. I couldn't even open my eyes. She prescribed it to me before I went over for another CT scan of my head. It worked so fast and I got relief before I left from my CT scan. It was a miracle. Nothing worked liked fioricet. But I've had other types of migraines, other then ones coming from my neck, it didn't work the same."

   
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Tuuli May 19, 2017

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"I take this almost every 2-5 days, due to my unbearable tension headaches. This past time (I am Rx'd 2 tabs every 4-6 hrs) I took my entire daily taking which is what, max 12? and I took them all but staggered, and I ended up in the ER with a shot of Naloxone from overdosing on the butalbital. Not sure naloxone works on barbs....but they gave it to me anyway. I was so out of it I couldn't see or talk right. I'm someone who takes benzos..or used to, that is, so I can handle that type of feeling. BUT....at the end of the day, this medication DOES work for tension headaches and helps me sleep, the caffeine in my opinion is cancelled out by the butalbital. I take the non scheduled- no codeine- version- although I wish I was. id cut back on em."

   
9.0

Chelseabergstresser (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 11, 2017

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"I like this medicine for tension headaches. It works fast. The bad side is, it makes me jittery and on edge. It must be the low dose of caffeine. I really don't know. But I take it as a last resort. I don't get sleepy or tired. Just a little "out of it" I know the caffeine is there to help, just wish it was lower. I also take ativan. Not at the same time, a few hours later. It gets rid of the fioricet jitters. Hate to have to take them both in the same day. I have to much to do, to put my brain in a fog, and my nerves on high alert. With my job I need to be focused. Can't take on a work day. Maybe it's time to try something else. But..this does work for tension. So if you can be at home, good headache med to take."

   
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Anonymous April 26, 2017

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"I was prescribed fioricet for migraines. Not only didn't it help the migraine, fioricet caused my heart rate to skyrocket (due to the amount of caffeine it contains) and gave me an absolutely WICKED rebound headache the next day. In fact, the rebound headache was worse than the original migraine. Needless to say, I threw the rest of the pills down the toilet. Fioricet is also EXTREMELY addicting if taken more than 3 times per month. Astonishingly, I was prescribed 1 to 2 tablets EVERY 8 hours for migraines with NO WARNING whatsoever from my doctor about how addicting this medication is. Thank God it didn't work for me or else I'd be a fioricet addict facing withdrawal whenever the drug isn't taken. It should be taken off the market"

   
1.0

MigraineMisery (taken for less than 1 month) April 25, 2017

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"I've been getting terrible migraines for almost 20 years now. I currently take Topsmax to prevent them. When I was younger, I was prescribed Fioricet for the pain and never thought it worked very well. I switched to imitrex, which worked miracles and now take Maxalt Melt, the orally disintegrating tablets, which are also a -triptan medication. It is the only type of med to get rid of my migraines. Just tried fioricet again in a pinch and didn't do anything! Tramadol does not work either."

   
2.0

Kelly S April 10, 2017

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"Yes...great medicine for migraines. However the barbiturate in this drug can be bad. Before I knew I was bipolar I took this medicine. It made me go mentally insane for about a week out of the month. Something in my brain did not like it."

   
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Nuitdelamort (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 21, 2017

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"They are great for headaches which is why I am prescribed them, and I also take mine for menstrual cramps and they work wonders"

   
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Vmcintosh73 January 31, 2017

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"I have a constant headache with migraines as well. I use this when my headache gets really bad, and this brings it back to tolerable level and helps me sleep. I only use this as needed. Average less than 3 a week."

   
6.0

Emc2nc (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 31, 2016

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"I was having severe migranes and eyes would be sensitive to light, could not tolerate noise. I found myself laying down most of the time in a ball with a headache. I finally was sent to a Dr. that prescribed this medicine for me and what a relief. My heachaches are under control but every now and then I get a flare up, but this is one of my preventive med's that I've been receiving for years. It works for me."

   
7.0

WHAT A RELIEF IT IS... December 22, 2016

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"I started off on Fiorinal...it has aspirin instead of Tylenol. I took that for about 20 yrs till the aspirin tore up my stomach. I WAS switched to Fioricet. ...almost as good as the Fiorinal. Together it's been OVER 40 yrs on this drug....absolutely fantastic. Helps me function and helps with the migraines and the almost daily tension headaches I get. Some of the headaches get so bad it feels my heads exploding...Fioricet gets me thru this without any side effects. For me this is a great drug...my new drs have decided to slowly take me off it...and lately I've gone back to suffering. Gotta find new drs somewhere to give me my regular # of pills. I've been lucky to have taken pills that've helped me so very much.l"

   
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Chai'na (taken for 10 years or more) November 15, 2016

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"I have been taking this medicine for about a year and a half and it works wonders but I have concerns my body is getting addicted to it. Is this possible??"

   
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1217kitten (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 21, 2016

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"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"

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

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"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!"

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

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"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."

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

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"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...."

   
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Greek forever May 13, 2016

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"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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"I'm taking Generic Fioricet for more than 10 years now. It started when I was in college"

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

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