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Fioricet Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Fioricet, a strong, non-narcotic pain reliever and relaxant and it is used to treats tension headache symptoms that may be caused by muscle contractions in the head, neck, and shoulder area.

Fioricet Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose of Fioricet is 1 or 2 tablets and you should be taken every 4 hours.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Fioricet have not been established in children under 12 years of age.

Uses of Fioricet

  • It is used to treats tension headache symptoms that may be occur due to muscle contractions in the head, neck, and shoulder area.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Fioricet

Before taken Fioricet medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Fioricet. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Intoxicated feeling
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea
  • Sedation
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Fioricet:

  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • If you have a history of severe depression or drug abuse, then you should consult with your doctor before taking Fioricet.
  • You should be used Fioricet with extra caution if you have liver or kidney problems.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Fioricet with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Fioricet with the following:

  • Antihistamines such as Benadryl
  • Drugs to treat depression such as Elavil
  • Muscle relaxants such as Flexeril
  • Narcotic pain relievers such as Darvon
  • Sleep aids such as Halcion
  • Tranquilizers such as Xanax and Valium

After taken Fioricet if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Fioricet overdose include:

  • Coma
  • Drowsiness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Shock

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