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User Reviews for Butalbital Compound

Butalbital Compound has an average rating of 9.2 out of 10 from a total of 26 ratings on Drugs.com. 92% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 0% reported a negative effect.

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Summary of Butalbital Compound reviews 9.2 26 reviews

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Reviews for Butalbital Compound

rab · Taken for 10 years or more August 1, 2019

For Migraine: “I have experienced migraines 40 years now. They are hereditary from mother's side. I did have a hysterectomy and the migraines did not leave. I love the butalbital compound / tablet, it is the only thing that gives me relief from a migraine. I have been given every new drug that comes on the market and I have an allergic reaction sending me at times to the emergency room. I like to stay with something I know works, gives me relief where I can function and go on with my life.”

10 / 10
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datadon · Taken for 10 years or more February 18, 2019

For Migraine: “Life was awful due to never ending migraines. Went on vacation and never left my room. I was just dreading the thought of driving home. I use to take Midrin which mostly worked until the US Government outlawed it. Then 2 Excedrin and 1 Aleve with poor results and a upset feeling. I finally went to a Dr. who eventually prescribed Butalbital and it worked. 39 years later I'm still taking it. Some days need 2 for 90% relief and most days 1. I do have 2-3 day periods where I don't need it at all. Went on Medicare and had problems getting it even with a Dr.'s letter. 10 years later a simple letter does the trick. I hope my letter helps someone get relief from their Migraines!”

9 / 10
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Parry · Taken for 10 years or more January 4, 2019

For Migraine: “I have had migraines since I was 13, will be 76 this month, they started during my monthly cycle but then progressed. I now suffer with them on a regular basis. I have been on so many medications, doctors retire then the next doctor say stop this try that. Butalbital is the only medication that gives me any relief at all.”

10 / 10
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Sparkle August 26, 2020

For Migraine: “I never had headaches until after giving birth to my second child. When she was around 3 or 4 I had my first REAL stress/cluster/migraine medication and had to go to the hospital. After that, I discussed with my Mother who has had them for many years. She told be about the Butalbital. I requested it and was finally pain free and able to work ( business owner in marketing and PR, on radio and TV, events, seminars, etc - so not easy to cancel) with no "weird" feeling. 20 years later and countless "specialist" visits and experiments, I'm sticking with butalbital. It's the ONLY thing that I know will work- stress adds to my headaches. Mom is in her 90's and amazing, so if it's bad for you - wow, she's a shining example of life without headaches!!! Most people are shocked to hear I suffer from them, I am energetic and very active.”

10 / 10
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Headcase · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 18, 2018

For Migraine: “Have used butalbital for 8 years. The only drug that has ever worked to alleviate migraine pain. Now it won't be prescribed because it is classified as a "rescue drug". Well, so "rescue ME" from the pain I've experienced from me late teens until now age 64! I have run the gamut of the other migraine meds -18- at last count. Even called the FDA to no avail.”

10 / 10
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Chronic migraine sufferer · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 29, 2019

For Migraine: “I’ve been taking this for years! I’ve been getting migraines since age 11, and still get them almost daily! This medicine works great for treating migraine at onset. I also take Imitrex tablets and injections when I wake up with a migraine. I’ve been through so many types of meds (natural and prescribed), but this works the best! I feel like I have to jump through hoops to get it prescribed though!! DRs don’t like to prescribe bc it has butalbital/! Smh!”

9 / 10
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Hauteracer · Taken for 10 years or more April 17, 2013

For Migraine: “This is my old faithful! Works fairly quickly and takes the pain away almost completely...most doctors don't give you more than 15-20 and if you run into a spell that's longer than a few days, then they want you to try something else.”

10 / 10
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Crazy Old Lady · Taken for 10 years or more September 20, 2017

For Migraine: “I am now 72, and I have had migraines since I was young. The worst migraines started when I was in grad school, but were episodic (related to menstrual cycle). They kept getting worse. When I was pre-menopausal, they converted to chronic migraine (15 or more/month); I started using Butalbital about 25 years ago. I've tried everything else, including "natural substances," and only Butalbital works to interrupt the cycle, so I can function daily!”

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Katmusicwith9lives September 13, 2016

For Migraine: “I've been taking this combination for my migraines for over 20 years. Though the dose is higher yet it relieves the migraine every time. The only medication that works for me. Trying natural herbs to see how they will help.”

10 / 10
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Ank100 March 5, 2019

For Migraine: “Butalbital is my go-to migraine medicine! Thank goodness my OBGYN prescribes it for me. Aspirin and a cold coca-cola help with light headaches. A good nights sleep and a regular sleep cycle are critical. When you wake up, slowly ease up on 2 pillows and then get up 1-2 minutes later.”

8 / 10
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Yiyi · Taken for 5 to 10 years February 29, 2020

For Migraine: “I've always used butalbital/tylenol/caffeine combo. I have found that the manufacturer depends on how well it works for me. When its a good manufacturer it works very well. Still wondering if this has tylenol why do my ears ring? If too much motrin they ring & I never take aspirin. Anyway that's my experience.”

7 / 10
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Marv · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 19, 2018

For Headache: “I have been taking a Butalbatol compound with actominaphen and caffeine as needed for 3 years to resolve migraine headaches. I have been thru the gamut of other pain meds prescribed by several neurologists, but Butalbatol is the only one that works in the short term. Also I notice it is not addictive.”

8 / 10
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Tammy · Taken for 10 years or more February 19, 2020

For Migraine: “Been on a combo of fioricet, tramadol, flexeril. Worked great. Was on for more than 25 yrs, now can't find a dr to prescribe them . They act like the barbitiuate in it is as dangerous as codiene or cocaine. Really? been on it most my life. I was on a pretty high dose, 2 fioricet, 2 tramadol, one flexiril all 3x daily. But,,, not near the migraines I do now. Oh, don't forget the zofran for nausea. I have a migraine now and last 4 days. Nothing to take but ibupro, so hard on my esophagus and stomach.”

9 / 10
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T-boned moma · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 6, 2018

For Pain: “Although it is my go to immediately upon rising because I already have pain. It helps until mid morning then another dose does little or nothing somedays. I have to find something else in this family of drugs. I have been on it for 8 years. Maybe it's just not as effective as at first”

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JuneEJ October 14, 2014

For Migraine: “Only medication that has helped the pain and still be able to function.”

9 / 10
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S376 · Taken for 5 to 10 years April 11, 2016

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 / 10
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Anonymous January 19, 2013

For Headache: “Have been getting migraines for ten yrs or more. Migraines run in my family. This medication is the only one I have found that gets rid of the migraine to where you can be functional.”

10 / 10
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Rainy · Taken for 5 to 10 years March 29, 2018

For Migraine: “I have been taking Butabital for many, many years. It is the only drug that actually works, and for a migraine sufferer that’s a very big deal!!”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 5 to 10 years August 14, 2014

For Migraine: “Fantastic for my migraines.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 7, 2012

For Migraine: “If migraine is caught at first onset. This medicine absolutely works wonders!”

9 / 10
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Samantha2 August 21, 2017

For Migraine: “This is the ONLY thing that works on my migraines but is getting harder and harder to find a doctor who will prescribe and/or pharmacy to fill”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more January 5, 2018

For Migraine: “Works better than codeine meds for me”

10 / 10
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JJMCOOL1974 · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 13, 2012

For Migraine: “Great for migraine. Haven't found anything better than it so far except Stadol, Demerol or Nubain, which we all know no one can function daily on those other meds.”

10 / 10
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Angie · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 4, 2020

For Migraine: “This medication has worked for me for years for my mirgraines.”

10 / 10
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Penny G January 23, 2013

For Migraine: “Wonderful as long as you take it at onset. I also use Imitrex. Daily.”

8 / 10
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