How to safely use Fioricet
You should never consume Fioricet if you have taken any of the MAO inhibitors, like Furoxone, isocarboxazid, Nardil, Azilect, Zelapar or something similar in the last two weeks. Butalbital can have very dangerous interaction with some of these drugs and there can be some serious side effects. Be sure to notify your physician if you have suffered from any kind of liver disease, especially cirrhosis or if you daily indulge in drinking more than three to four alcoholic drinks per day. There is a chance you may not be able to take any medication that possesses paracetamol, you should also check that with your physician and perhaps take the variation that has aspirin instead. Overdosing on paracetamol can cause serious damage to your liver and even cause death. Always consult your physician prior to using any other allergy, cold, pain or sleep drugs, because the interactions can be possible. Paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen or APAP) is also present in many other combinations of various medicine, and by taking some medicine together you may achieve overdose even if you take your normal dose, that is why always check the packing label for exact ingredients, and if you are not sure always be sure to consult your doctor. While taking this drug you should stay clear of drinking alcohol, it can both increase the symptoms, cause additional side effects and in worst case it can overload your live and cause fatal consequences.
Also, be sure to check with your physician for possible allergies on any other ingredient of this drug like, paracetamol, caffeine, Butalbital or codeine if you are using the number three version, or if you have porphyria. To make sure you prevent all possible adverse effects and make sure it is safe for you to use this medication always be sure to check and report to your physician if you are suffering from any of the stated conditions. Conditions include any sort of renal problems or diseases, any sort of liver problems or diseases or if you have a possible past of mental illnesses or suicidal behavior, or if you have family history of any of the above, because it needs to be tested to make sure.
Butalbital is possible to be addictive and can form a habit, and it should not be used without consulting with your physician prior to using it. You should not give your Fioricet to another person under any circumstance he should contact his or her doctor and consult always first. This especially applies to people who have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, always be sure to keep Fioricet where others can’t reach it.
Fioricet has not been properly tested on mothers who breastfeed and it is unclear whether it can damage the fetus. There have been reports of it passing into breast milk and is therefore unsafe to use it, until more tests are done. BE sure to notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding while on this drug.