Fioricet and Esgic are brand names of a combination of butalbital (a barbiturate), acetaminophen and caffeine which is indicated for the treatment of tension headaches, muscle contraction headaches and post-dural puncture headaches. Although not indicated, they are commonly used to treat migraines and other pain related ailments.
More information in the Prescription Drug Booklet
List of Confused Drug Names (Institute for Safe Medication Practices) – PDF… Fastin (dietary supplement) Femara Femhrt fenta NYL Fetzima Fioricet Fiorinal flavox ATE Flonase Floranex Florastor Florinef Florinef … Fastin ( phentermine) Femhrt Femara SUF entanil Farxiga Fiorinal fluvoxa MINE Flovent Florinef Florinef Floranex Florastor Flonase …
… the following: ● If possible, avoid butalbital combinations (Fiorinal®, Esgic®) and narcotics completely. ● Do not use triptans ( …
State Estimates of Nonmedical Use of Prescription Pain Relievers(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) – PDF… were (4) codeine; (5) Demerol®; (6) Dilaudid®; (7) Fioricet®; (8) Fiorinal®; (9) hydrocodone; (10) methadone; (11) morphine; ( …