Fioricet Side Effects

Side Effects

Following the safety instructions and intake recommendations are important during your Fioricet course. Otherwise, a patient may face a risk of dangerous side effects.

Emergency medical help is required for people, who misuse or overuse the headache treatment and experience life-threatening allergic reactions. Thus, you should contact emergency care in case you have noticed swelling of the throat, lips, tongue, or face, breathing disorders, hives, itching or similar disorders.

In rare instances, the components of the drug may lead to fatal skin reactions. Therefore, following Fioricet dosing and individual prescription is inevitable.

Stop the medication intake and contact your healthcare specialist the moment you have any skin rash or redness that is rapidly spreading and triggering peeling and blistering.

A patient should stop Fioricet use and address the doctor in case he/she has got any of the following abnormalities:

  • Dark urine, jaundice, nausea, upper stomach discomfort or pain, decreased appetite, clay-colored stools;
  • Lightheadedness, confusion;
  • Seizures;
  • Problems breathing.

Apart from severe adverse reactions, a patient may suffer from mild to moderate disorders, with the most common being:

  • Insomnia;
  • Feeling drunk;
  • Restlessness or anxiety;
  • Dizziness and drowsiness, etc.

Contraindications, Warnings and Precautions for the Drug Use

Striving to avoid complications and health disorders, a patient should talk to the doctor beforehand, learning the specifications of Fioricet influence on the organism and safety of its course.

Fioricet is not approved for patients, who are sensitive to any of its ingredients, as well as the ones, who are diagnosed with Porphyria.

The medication is not likely to harm the health of an unborn or nursing child, but it can cause dependency in a fetus if used by a pregnant woman. Life-threatening withdrawal reactions may appear in such an instance.

To eliminate potential risks and get balanced intake recommendations, a patient should inform the doctor about underlying and accompanying disorders and abnormalities he/she has:

  • Liver disorders, cirrhosis;
  • Alcohol or drug addiction;
  • Stomach bleeding or ulcer;
  • Sleep apnea, asthma or similar breathing complications;
  • Kidney disorders;
  • Skin rash and others.

Fioricet Interactions with Other Medications

It is also necessary to provide the medical specialist with details of any accompanying treatment courses you have.

Certain prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal supplements, minerals, and vitamins may interfere with Fioricet launching dangerous outcomes and unwanted reactions.

Fioricet combination with other remedies may promote sleepiness and trigger breathing abnormalities, leading to dangerous, sometimes even fatal outcomes. Tell your doctor if you have recently used any of the following drugs:

  • Narcotic pain medications;
  • Anxiety, seizure or depression treatments;
  • Sleeping pills;
  • MAOIs;
  • Sedatives and others.