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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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191 Ratings with 154 User Reviews

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "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 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?"

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

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

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

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "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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Dolgic Plus (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "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): "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."

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

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "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."

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

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"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?"

   
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Mremneff January 28, 2016

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

   
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MEmemememememememe January 21, 2016

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "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): "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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"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."

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

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "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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"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????"

   
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Headache Mommy December 25, 2015

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"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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"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): "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."

   
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jonnietable November 10, 2015

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "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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"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): "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."

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

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

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

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "Was prescribed this for tension headaches. It does something, but it makes me dizzy and light headed. It seems to start working nearly immediately (reduces the pain by like 50-75%), but after not too long the headache will start slowly creeping back over the course of the next few hours. I actually have a headache I've been attempting to treat with it right now and so far I've taken 7 pills over the course of 26 hours and it's still here."

   
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dddddddddttt5tttttttt (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2015

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "I had a spinal tap recently and unfortunately was in the small percentage of people that have spinal headaches from this procedure. I've had migraines forever but a spinal headache is by far the most debilitating experience. I was prescribed fioricet and was taking 2 every 4 hours it did nothing! I was back hospitalized the next day. So this may work great for migraines but anyone prescribed this for spinal headaches it does not work."

   
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Ash05 June 27, 2015

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"This is the only medicine that truthfully works. I am 24, been suffering with extreme migraine since I was 6, and this medicine is a godsend. I have tried everything, so if you have as well, ask your doc about it. My migraines start with a scotoma and I lose 90% vision, then numbness in face, tongue, arm, hands, and legs. Then that turns into getting sick, then a migraine headache that is ruthless. This medicine literally gets rid of the throbbing, pounding pain in minutes. Only con with this med is you may feel tired, but anybody who truthfully suffers from migraines, would choose being tired over one of the worst pains 10 out of 10 times."

   
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Migraine headaches with stroke like symptoms (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 20, 2015

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