Most important things to know about Fioricet
Fioricet is a drug that can also be found under its other trade name Esgic. The main ingredients of Fioricet are fifty milligrams of Butalbital (which is a barbiturate and the main active ingredient of the drug), three hundred and twenty five milligrams of paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen), forty milligrams of caffeine, in some cases it may contain addition thirty milligrams of codeine, but then it is known as number three Fioricet. Fioricet is given mainly for the treatment of headaches, tension headaches, migraines and headaches caused by abnormal muscle contraction.
In general, Fioricet is very famous and well-accepted solution for migraines especially, this is due to the fact it is quick acting, and has moderate duration. For migraines it is considered a great choice, but should be consulted with your physician so he can explain to you the exact proper use of this medication. As mentioned its main active ingredient is Butalbital that belongs to the family of medications known as barbiturate, they in general, possess a depressing effect on the nervous system, and its overall effects can be rather different, going from full anesthesia effect to rather mild sedation. Barbiturates also possess other properties like anxiolytic and somewhat mild anesthetic effects. They used to be much more utilized for this effect before, but for long-term use, benzodiazepines have replaced them, because they express these properties in much larger fashion. But even today when it comes to pain managing effects in headaches and migraines Butalbital and all of its combinations are still unmatched by any other drug on the market. Butalbital is very interesting because it has a specific ability, that when combined with other medications some of its effects get multiplied by several times, and it is rarely used alone. That is why in Fioricet we have a combination of Butalbital with other active ingredients, paracetamol which is also anesthetic, caffeine and sometimes codeine, to maximize the effects of Butalbital and produce the best possible results.
This makes it much safer to use, because instead of taking larger quantities of solo Butalbital, we use it in form of Fioricet and can afford to take much less of it to produce the same effect, this in turn lowers the chance of any potential side effects or adverse effects appearing.
As mentioned before Butalbital is the main active ingredient of Fioricet, and it is not on the list of controlled substances of the FDA, and since neither of the other components are, , without any problems. In order to avoid scams and false medicine be sure to always check the site you are ordering from and to compare pictures of the drug from those found online to make sure you are getting what you need. There is always a chance of getting some cheap rip off, and that is why you should always order only from trusted sites, you should not play with your health.