Fioricet may become the safest solution in the treatment of painful syndrome. This is a combined drug that has three active ingredients: Acetaminophen, Butalbital and caffeine.
If you want to stop a prolonged painful syndrome but you do not want to use narcotic analgesics, Fioricet will be the best solution of your problem.
A pain-relieving effect of Fioricet is the same as narcotic analgesics but the mechanism of the action differs. The active ingredients of Fioricet do not do with opioid receptors and do not cause narcotic addiction.
The main active ingredients is Butalbital in Fioricet. It belongs to the group of barbiturates and has a strong sedative and myorelaxing action. It inhibits the central nervous system, increases a painful threshold and stops a movement of the painful impulses.
Avetaminophen has a slightly different mechanism of the action. This is an anti-inflammatory product that inhibits pain by means of removing inflammatory and fever. This ingredient effectively helps to remove pain in patients with degenerative diseases of the locomotor system.
Caffeine is added to Fioricet as not the active ingredient but as an additional ingredient increasing a bioavailability of Butalbital and Acetaminophen. Due to this, a concentration of the active ingredients is increased in the blood, and so the analgesic effect is increased.
Fioricet may be used during painful syndrome of any severity and site: migraine, inflammatory diseases of joints, prevention of pain during diagnostic procedures, painful syndrome in oncology patients, and others.
In what dose is Fioricet used?
To reduce pain, patients should take a tablet of Fioricet, orally, and with enough water. The drug may be used both before and after meals.
Do not take more than 6 tablets of Fioricet within 24 hours. This is the maximal therapeutic daily dose during which a risk of the side effects is minimal. Exceeding the daily dose may cause severe side effects.
To treat severe anxiety or increased muscle tone, hyperexcitement of the central nervous system, it is enough to take a tablet of Fioricet 1-2 times per day.
A length of the continuous use of Fioricet may be not more than 20 days.
- Fioricet is not prescribed pregnant women and patients under 18 years old, and during breast-feeding
- Bear in mind that any sedative product increases the action of Fioricet, and this may cause side effects. Therefore, do not take narcotic analgesics, alcohol, antihistamine drugs of 1 generation, sedatives, and others during the use of Fioricet
- Epilepsy, organic diseases of the brain and central nervous system, severe heart diseases, depression of the respiratory center are diseases when the use of Fioricet is contraindicated
An inhibition of the central nervous system often leads to the side effects:fatigue, dizziness, low blood pressure, tachycardia, nausea, a feeling of euphoria, lack of energy, shortness of breath.
The side effects may grow during the increased daily dose. Therefore try to take Fioricet in the minimal daily dose.