Fiorinal

Active Ingredient(s): Aspirin, ASA + Butalbital + Caffeine
FDA Approved: * May 4, 1976
Pharm Company: * WATSON PHARMS
Category: Migraine / Tension Headache

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Fiorinal Overview

Butalbital is a barbiturate with an intermediate duration of action. Butalbital is often combined with other medications, such as paracetamol (acetaminophen) or aspirin, for the treatment of pain and headache. The various formulations combined with codeine are FDA-approved for the treatment of tension headaches. Butalbital has the same chemical formula as talbutal but a different structure—one that presents as 5-allyl-5-isobutylbarbituric acid.[2] Its use for headaches i...

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Prescription Drug Coverage For Pain Management

In a recent comprehensive analysis of clinical and public health strategies for opioid therapy, a news article by the Journal of American Medical Association asks, "among US insurers, what are the coverage policies for pharmacologic treatments for low back pain?" Findings from their studies demonstrate the need for insurance companies to redesign their coverage policies in order to improve pain management protocol and reduce opioid-related conundrums. Their abstract outlines the importance of taking time to understand US insurer's medication coverage policies for the treatment of chronic (noncancer) pain and which medications these policies include. "Conclusions and Relevance - Given the effect of coverage policies on drug utilization and health outcomes, these findings ...

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Fiorinal capsules not working anymore

I decided to start a new thread because although the capsules never worked as quickly as the tablets, they did work by 20 - 30 minutes later. As of July, 2017 they don't. Has anyone else noticed this recently? I've asked my pharmacist about getting a different manufacturer but they can't. Does anyone have any information about another change in the formula? Boy do I wish we could do something to bring back the tablets. ## What are the markings on the capsules you've been receiving? I am sorry, but I need this additional information in order to research this to help you. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, drowsiness, and sedation. Several others have complained about ...

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Fiorinal with Codeine #3

I've been taking 4 capsules per day for migraines and pain control. I've been taking this drug for 30 years and it seems like the only thing that works yet allows me to be productive. Since the unavailability issues about a year ago, it seems like they are now not as effective. It feels like they don't have the same amount of active ingredient. I agree that Watson was the best generic I tried. Does anybody know which manufacturer may be better to get from? I find I've been needing more like 6 per day and still am not getting the same relief. Any ideas? ## Hello, Diana! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. At this point, it might be better to just try a different medication. So far, no one who's posted has had good results from any of t...

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Fiorinal update - not controlled, capsules only, 300 tylenol

Here's some definitive info from Actavis who bought out Watson. fioricet.com Briefly: New formulation is out because of FDA requirements (reduces Tylenol from 325 to 300). No change to Butalbital or caffeine mg's Tablets are discontinued. Only capsules are available. The formulation without Codeine is NOT a schedule III drug (Actavis received an FDA exemption) If your doc writes for tabs you may want to discuss having him alter the scrip so that it doesn't get bounced. The good news is that it looks like the Brand Name will still be available. I had GREAT luck with West Ward for over 30 years. The white tabs by Qualitest suck so I'm going to pay the extra and go for the Brand to see how well it works. Good luck everyone. ## Has anyone ever heard of the mfg, of butalbital...

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watson 956 fiorinal codeine blue and yellow capsule by actavis

Is the blue and yellow fiorinal codeine capsule imprinted with "watson 956"? Is the manufacturer Actavis? Is it a brand or generic version? ## This capsule is manufactured by Watson Laboratories and they list it as being the brand name Fiorinal with Codeine. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I can not take very many medicines without allergic reactions. The one especially is Fiorinal/codeine made by Watson Company with this capsule I do not get sleepy, nor do I get a horrible double over the stomach ache for hours and hours it also gets rid of my headaches instead of making them worse. The one that was the bes...

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Brand Fiorinal With Codeine

Iam confused Watson makes a generic Fiornial with codeine? 425 and makes 3546 please help me I have a product ASCOMP with codeine and it just does not knock out the pain! ## Based on my research, Watson pharmaceuticals does make a blue and yellow capsule, identified as Fiorinal with codeine (Aspirin 325 mg + Butalbital 50 mg + Caffeine 40 mg + Codeine Phosphate 30 mg). The imprint on the capsule is: "FIORINAL CODEINE WATSON 956" National Drug Code (NDC): 52544-0956 I'm a bit confused by the wording of your question though. So please do post back if this doesn't fully address your concerns. I hope this info helps! Have you tried anything else for pain management besides this particular medication? ## Is the Watson 956 available in Canada? NDC 52544-0956 ## I too have been...

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fiorinal tablets

I have tried several drugstores for the fiorinal tablet and cannot find them. I have taken them for several years, the capsule is not effective and neither is the fiorcet. Where can I find the fiorinal (butalbital-Asa-caffeine tablets, 50-325-40) ## Hello, Ann! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem that you're having. However, from what was recently reported, it appears that they were removed from the market. I haven't been able to discover why, it may just have been due to lack of sales. The only suggestion I can really give you is that you talk to your doctor to see if there is an alternative that you can try. Does anyone else have any other ideas? ## Reported Where? I take the Brand Fiorinal with Codeine #3 and have not been able to get script filled for couple mo...

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oxycotin 60

F=€# Indiana this is bs i have been prescribed Oxy 60 and fiorinal w/codine 30 mg and got smashed in the head with a 8lb wrench. Blood was everywhere and I'm suffering now everyday. I'm on workmanscomp and the insurance company cut me off from seeing the only doctor with some compassion. My neck is jammed and pulled apart I've got headaches every day since the wrench hit me so hard i bit my toung. Now I've been cut off everything cold turkey no doctor nothing. I'm left in the dark and no one can give me answers. I go to er by ambulance because i can't walk they put me in the waiting room for 2 hours in st Mary's hospital Hobart then give me a script of (2) Norco 5mgs wtf i was bashed in the head with a 2 foot wrench. I'm close to start bashing peopl...

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pheranol

for migranes ## needing to know what this drug pheranol is all about , i have severe migranes and have suffered for 6 years now , please help ## I think the medication being asked about might be Fiorinal. It is listed as containing Acetaminophen, Caffeine, and Butalbital, and it is commonly used to treat migraines, and tension headaches. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, sedation, and drowsiness. Does that ring a bell to either of you? There is also a formulation available that contains Codeine, which carries the risk of being habit forming.

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fiorinal with codeine capsules

For many years, Fiorinal with Codeine "Brand" capsules knocked out your headache with no side affects and allowed you to be productive. Since the last year or so since Watson became "Activis", this drug is not the same. They don't work as well, do not knock out the headache. I've heard it might be the "fillers", or maybe they are not making them strong enough. I imagine the generic form are not as good also. It is a shame that we sufferers have to deal with this. If you call Watson Activis, they tell you "nothing has changed". ????? ## It has been a week since I am taking the Fiorinal with Codeine "generic" made by Watson Manufacturer. Out of all the generics I've tried, this one is the best. They relieve my headache with no side affec...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Aspirin, ASA + Butalbital + Caffeine
  • Capsule: 325mg + 50mg + 40mg
  • Tablet: 325mg + 50mg + 40mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Fiorinal: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0023-6146 Fiorinal Oral Capsule by Allergan, Inc.
  • 52544-955 Fiorinal Oral Capsule by Watson Pharma, Inc.

Drugs with one or more similar ingredients: (127 results)

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Fiorinal with Codeine #3
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fiorinal tablets
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Fiorinal Tablet vs. Capsule
I've taken Fiorinal Butalb/Asa/Caf (Westward pill) for 15 years, it's been very effective for my migraines. Sinc... 2 replies
Fiorinal (generic) tablets.
I have been taking them for years; prefer the original but can't find. I just got some 8 mos ago or so from Prime Ma... 2 replies
FIORINAL TABLETS GENERIC OR FIORINAL NOT AVAILABLE, WHY?
I called Westward/Actavis, emailed FDA. All say it was a business decision to keep capsules not tablets. Tablets work be... 2 replies
Fiorinal update - not controlled, capsules only, 300 tylenol
Here's some definitive info from Actavis who bought out Watson. fioricet.com Briefly: New formulation is out because... 1 reply
fiorinal comes in what strength
Fiorinal comes in what strengths? ## Hello, Jean! How are you? There is only the one strength 325/50/40. Side effects ma... 1 reply






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