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Fiorinal (Butalbital / Caffeine / Aspirin) - Summary

 
 



FIORINAL SUMMARY

Each Fiorinal® (butalbital, aspirin, and caffeine) Capsule for oral administration contains: butalbital, USP, 50 mg; aspirin, USP, 325 mg; caffeine, USP, 40 mg.

Fiorinal® (butalbital, aspirin, and caffeine) is indicated for the relief of the symptom complex of tension (or muscle contraction) headache. Evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of Fiorinal® (butalbital, aspirin, and caffeine) in the treatment of multiple recurrent headaches is unavailable. Caution in this regard is required because butalbital is habit-forming and potentially abusable.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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Reports of Suspected Fiorinal (Butalbital / Caffeine / Aspirin) Side Effects

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PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS

Based on a total of 4 ratings/reviews, Fiorinal has an overall score of 7.50. The effectiveness score is 8.50 and the side effect score is 8.50. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. Below are selected reviews: the highest, the median and the lowest rated.
 

Fiorinal review by 55 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   migraine headaches
Dosage & duration:   1 pill taken daily for the period of 15years
Other conditions:   hay fever - seasonal
Other drugs taken:   clarinex
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   relieved headache 99% of time, headaches did not recur for at least 18 hours
Side effects:   occasional heartburn - treated with Pepcid Complete
Comments:   at earliest onset of migraine symptoms - throbbing pain in temple, sensitivity to noise or light, extreme irritiability- pain behind or around eye area - I would take one tablet with tea or water. Usually would subside within 10 - 20 minutes.

 

Fiorinal review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   tension headaches
Dosage & duration:   1 capsule every 6 hours taken 1 time 3 times a week for the period of semi effective
Other conditions:   anxiety
Other drugs taken:   800 mg ibuprofen
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It assisted the ibuprofen and cortizone in pain relief.
Side effects:   I had no side effects.
Comments:   I have severe tension headaches on a every other day basis. Occasional swelling in the top of neck. if ibuprofen didnt do the job, fiorinal usually topped it off. but this medicine alone didnt do much for me. I was prescribed 1 to 2 pills every 6 hours when headaches occurs.

 

Fiorinal review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   tension headaches
Dosage & duration:   1 capsule every 6 hours taken 1 time 3 times a week for the period of semi effective
Other conditions:   anxiety
Other drugs taken:   800 mg ibuprofen
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It assisted the ibuprofen and cortizone in pain relief.
Side effects:   I had no side effects.
Comments:   I have severe tension headaches on a every other day basis. Occasional swelling in the top of neck. if ibuprofen didnt do the job, fiorinal usually topped it off. but this medicine alone didnt do much for me. I was prescribed 1 to 2 pills every 6 hours when headaches occurs.

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