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User Reviews for Aspirin / butalbital / caffeine

Also known as: Butalbital Compound, Farbital, Fiorinal, Fiormor, Fiortal, Fortabs, Idenal, Laniroif

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Summary of Aspirin/butalbital/caffeine reviews 72 reviews 8.9

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "I've been taking Fiorinal since 1966. I get cluster type headaches behind my eye and in the back of my head. This med WORKS for me, nothing else. All the expensive meds made me nauseous, and left a residual dull pain. This takes about 20 minutes in quiet space, and I'm truly functional again. Really bad one I take a second dose, or sometimes two up front - I can tell what's coming. The one thing not to do is WAIT...you may end up with three days of misery instead of feeling fine. I have no side effects, I just get up and I'm back at whatever I was doing. They've tried to give me antidepressants (I have an adverse reaction, bad depression) and other meds. This works. I don't understand why there's so much resistance to prescribing it."

   
10

Lady Gearhead July 14, 2016

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "When I have a severe headache that does not fully meet the criteria for a migraine, I turn to Fiorinal. It usually totally knocks the headache out. I would gladly endorse this product."

   
9.0

sdallenhou (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 19, 2016

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "I've taken 2 capsules of fiorinal any time during a migraine for 38 years without any aftereffects. It usually completely ends the migraine in 20 minutes. I have tried just about everything over my 42 years of horrible migraine pain. You need to take 2 and no more until you have another migraine. If I go to sleep before the migraine ends it is still there when I wake up. I always keep them in my purse. I rate is as a 10."

   
10

JmommaC May 6, 2016

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "I have taken Fiorinal w/codeine for over 30 years for migraine, tension headaches and neck pain. If I take it when the pain begins it will stop it within 30 minutes and I rarely need a second dose. I do not feel any other effects from it. No sleepiness, dizziness, "high" feeling; nothing at all except relief from pain. I average about 40 to 60 pills a year and have never used more. Now my Kaiser physician says he cannot prescribe it for me because some government fools have decided it stays in the body for too long. Isn't that a good thing? Nothing else helps, so I just suffer."

   
10

sherry jill (taken for 10 years or more) April 23, 2016

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "I had my first migraine and prescribed Fiorinal 40 years ago and back then, then they were occasional. As I've gotten older, they are more frequent. This is a problem for my neurologist because Fiorinal is on the restricted use list, here in New York. We switched me to Fioricet and for three years, that was OK, but then the Tylenol started bothering my liver. Got a new script for Fiorinal and to my surprise, it only comes in capsule form and in my opinion, does not work as well. I hope they will bring back the tablet form. The tablet works the best and I can't understand the need to change to a capsule. Why reinvent the wheel?"

   
10

30 years with migraines (taken for 10 years or more) April 21, 2016

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Butalbital Compound (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "I have taken more prescribed migraine drugs than I can remember over the years and come back to fioricet. Butalbital, along with Tylenol or asa and caffeine is by far the most reliable."

   
10

S376 (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 11, 2016

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Butalbital Compound (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "Honestly wish my M.D. or P.M. doctor had prescribed fiorinal or fioricet with codeine phosphate 3. I was taking that version for years last rx call in was only for fioricet."

   
7.0

LHowell89 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 26, 2016

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "November 2015, I saw my doctor about headaches - he saw a correlation to 'a stubborn cold' which I did not have active signs of and suggested OTC meds or later prescribe meds with steroids. The major problem with my 'bad' headaches diminished until a week before Christmas - migraines, not just bad headaches. On Wednesday, 1/6/2016, I went to an emergency clinic and was prescribed Fiorinal, specifically to address migraines. Any time my headaches were severe, I ate and took two Fiorinals. The pills did nothing to diminish my headaches. Instead, I napped often with a blindfold. Today, 1/11/2016, I took two before work. I rated my migraine at 7-8 out of 10 (high pain). At work, took 1 OTC (brand name) Migraine pill; rate a 4."

   
1.0

Topher6262 January 12, 2016

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I have been taking Fiorinol for 50 years for bad headaches...It has been a lifesaver for me, and nips the headaches in the bud, before they lead to extreme nausea and taking to my bed. Unfortunately the generic does not work for me, and it has been increasingly difficult to get Fiorinol as the price has gone up dramatically lately. My insurance covers none of it. What can I do?? Help!!!"

Rachaels88 December 6, 2015

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "I have suffered with migraines since elementary school. I am now 23. I finally got a doctor to prescribe me a perscription. I have taken fiorinal for about 3 weeks now. It is not helping at all. Putting a heating pad on my head works better than it does. Hopefully I can try something else."

   
1.0

GxldBella (taken for less than 1 month) December 2, 2015

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "I have suffered from migraines since I was in grade school; I'm now 40. I didn't know about treatments until I started college. Midrin had worked wonders for me for years...and then it stopped. Fiorinal and many of the triptans did not compare; they took longer to take effect and I could not deal with some of the side effects. I have started seeing a well-known neurologist who has finally gotten me on the right treatment (topiramate to help control the frequency of migraines and Relpax to help at onset of migraine attack). It feels so good to actually have normal days!"

   
2.0

Rae68 (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 10, 2015

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "I've had migraines for 40 years. This works 9 out of 10 times, usually in about 20 minutes. Occasionally I've had to take a second pill or dose, but 1 pill almost always does the trick. The other 10 % of the times I use Maxalt or its generic form. My insurance has recently dropped coverage for this inexpensive, very effective drug. I'm not happy and plan to appeal for coverage."

   
9.0

Mathrookie (taken for 10 years or more) September 11, 2015

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I've taken Fiorinal for about a year, initially it was great. One pill would totally knock out a headache. Little drowsy for about 30 minutes and I was good to go. Started having to increase the the number of times I take it about 4 months ago, started having abnormal vaginal bleeding; my doctor thinks it's the aspirin and the fact that I've had to take more. Aspirin is a blood thinner. I switched to Fioricet, same drug, but replaces the asprin with Tylenol. Back to normal now. Try Fioricet if Fiorinal dosen't work for you."

   
6.0

kismetangel (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 16, 2015

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Pain: "I have taken Fiorinal since I was 19 and I am 56 now, and it has helped not only with severe tension headaches but with toothaches, strep throat, and other pain over the years and I reccomend it to anybody suffering from headaches."

   
10

cindyjsparky March 26, 2015

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "Wonder stuff wIth little to no side effects IF taken at migraine onset! So important and I can not stress enough that it must be taken immediately! If it hasn't worked for you ask yourself if you waited too long before taking it. I carry it with me every where because i never know when I'll need it. Sometimes I'm stupid and think, "I'll just try and tough it out, I don't want to waste the good stuff.... " So dumb, last time I ended up with a three day migraine that I could have prevented. I wasted like 8 pills trying to manage it, whereas two at onset would have eradicated it altogether. Note: these still help to reduce the pain of an existing migraine better than anything else I've tried, but I'm am still cooped up in my room avoiding light, sounds and all stimuli that might make it worse."

   
10

Autter December 3, 2014

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Butalbital Compound (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "Only medication that has helped the pain and still be able to function."

   
9.0

JuneEJ October 14, 2014

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Headache: "I have had headaches since I was 13. I wake up with a headache and go to bed with a headache. I have been taking Fiorinal for approximately 25 years. It not only works on my migraines but also tension headaches. My doctor is very hesitant about prescribing this medication for fear of addiction but I know how to control how often and how much I take. I've tried many other prescription and over the counter medicines and Fiorinal is the only medicine that will get rid of my headaches with no side effects so I can function. It's very effective and should never be taken off the market or classified as a controlled substance."

   
10

Anonymous September 22, 2014

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For Pain: "I've used this for sometime now and it always stops my headaches and back pain."

   
10

jomikey06 (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 14, 2014

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Butalbital Compound (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "Fantastic for my migraines."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 14, 2014

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "I have had migraines ever since I was about 19. They have gotten worse over the years and I have tried everything over the counter. I recently went home because of a sick relative. I woke up @ 2 a.m. with one if the worse migraines of my life. Vomiting all day. My step father gave me a Fiorinal. And within 15 mins it was gone. I just went to my physician. And he prescribed it for me. I pray it continues to work."

   
10

ramsgirl58 (taken for less than 1 month) July 30, 2014

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "Besides being effective, the best thing about Fiorinal is it's lack of side effects. Regardless of the amount taken during a particular episode I have never experienced any effect other than fairly quick relief."

   
10

maxcarr (taken for 10 years or more) July 26, 2014

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "I took two of these for a migraine and it just made it worse."

   
1.0

soulless June 20, 2014

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Farbital (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Pain: "I have taken this off and on for headaches/migraines over the past ten years, going months between needing it. It was not addictive even when taken daily for several months because of hormonally aggregated headaches, but provided substantial relief versus Over The Counter meds."

   
9.0

Mrs Mann May 30, 2014

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "Living with a brain tumor and suffering for years with blinding migraines IT IS THE SINGLE ONLY THING THAT RIDS MY MIGRAINES! I ONLY relay on it when the pain is so intense I am bedridden. I use about 80 pills per year. It usually always works if Exederin does not. No nausea or vomiting like with other expensive migraine so called wonder medicines! No bad drowsiness either! It is a God send for my pain! I have found nothing else comparable."

   
10

Lynn R' March 1, 2014

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Fiorinal (aspirin / butalbital / caffeine) for Migraine: "I have been using Fiorinal C1/2 for the past 25-30 years controlled by my doctor. It's an amazing, amazing medicine. I take it and my migraine goes away most of the time on the first dose. I have tried many other migraine meds and it seems I cannot take any of the Triptans as they make me throw up immediately upon taking them. I wish I could take something else but Fiorinal is all there is. Please DO NOT stop making it! There are plenty of us out here who rely on it to carry on our daily lives. Please start making it again. Thank you."

   
10

TLC67 (taken for less than 1 month) February 14, 2014

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