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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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203 Ratings with 165 User Reviews

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "They are great for headaches which is why I am prescribed them, and I also take mine for menstrual cramps and they work wonders"

   
9.0

Vmcintosh73 January 31, 2017

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Esgic (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "I always suffer from migraine headaches where the light hurt my eyes and noise hurt my ears not even start to throw up idk what was going on when it got that bad last year I went to 3 different doctors and then didn't know either until I went to the ER and was giving this magical pill it's the only thing that will stop me for going crazy from suffering from pain and the best part is only pay $1.00 with my insurance but I think it's like between $50- $70 dollars if paying with cash money"

   
9.0

Eve247 January 31, 2017

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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "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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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "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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Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine): "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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"The Dr. prescribed this to me yesterday. I had a migraine for 3 days straight. I was desperate for relief. I get them often and really hoped to find something for once that would help me. This medicine completely took my migraine away within 20 minutes and no tension in my neck or head! I slept so great that I was ready to get up this morning before 6 which is very unusual for me because I haven't been sleeping well. I am so thankful!"

   
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Christykdnt (taken for less than 1 month) November 5, 2016

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"Excellent for Migraines! Tried many other drugs.....none worked as good! Also helps with lethargy, and concentration. I wouldn't recommend taking this medicine daily. Only as needed.....highly addictive...... And Causes Major Rebound Headaches......Also withdrawal can be severe."

   
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PAPRINCESS (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 18, 2016

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

   
7.0

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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