Fioricet vs Fiorinal

Fioricet
(Rx)
Fiorinal
(Rx)
Fioricet is a pain relief medication.
Fiorinal is an anti-inflammatory, fever reducing and pain relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Migraines
3.4
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Migraines
3.0
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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November 9, 1984
May 4, 1976
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
13,159 Discussions
3,748 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Migraines
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Pain
Fioricet is prescribed for Headaches and Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Migraines, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Migraines
#2 for Pain
Our data suggest that Fiorinal is taken for Migraines, although it is not approved for this condition. In addition, it is prescribed for Pain.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Fio
Addiction
7
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Seizures
3
Drowsiness
1
Euphoria
1
Weight Loss
1
Shaking
1
Fainting
1
Weight Gain
1
Arthritis
1
Fio
Addiction
10
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Aura
1
Drowsiness
1
Numbness
1
Bipolar Disorder
1
Euphoria
1
Heart Attack
1
Shaking
1
Palpitations
1
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Fioricet
Fio
Fiorinal
Fio
Addiction
Fio
Fio
7
10
Withdrawal Symptoms
Fio
Fio
5
5
Seizures
Fio
Fio
3
0
Drowsiness
Fio
Fio
1
1
Euphoria
Fio
Fio
1
1
Weight Loss
Fio
Fio
1
0
Shaking
Fio
Fio
1
1
Fainting
Fio
Fio
1
0
Weight Gain
Fio
Fio
1
0
Arthritis
Fio
Fio
1
0
Addiction
Fio
Fio
10
7
Withdrawal Symptoms
Fio
Fio
5
5
Aura
Fio
Fio
1
0
Drowsiness
Fio
Fio
1
1
Numbness
Fio
Fio
1
0
Bipolar Disorder
Fio
Fio
1
0
Euphoria
Fio
Fio
1
1
Heart Attack
Fio
Fio
1
0
Shaking
Fio
Fio
1
1
Palpitations
Fio
Fio
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Fioricet during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Fiorinal during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Fioricet and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Fiorinal and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 50-300-40 mg
Tablet: 50-325-40 mg
Capsule: 50-325-40 mg, 325-40-50 mg
Tablet: 50-325-40 mg, 325-50-40 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Butalbital/Acetaminophen/Caffeine
Butalbital/Aspirin/Caffeine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Fioricet and Fiorinal: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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