FIORINAL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Migraine “I only take this for migraines. I take one capsule, and if the headache hasn’t eased up within 30 minutes to an hour – I take another. Migraine gone! I’ve never experienced any side effects.”

SKJRM (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 31, 2018

For Migraine “Of all the meds they have given me for over 50 years, this is the only one that is reliable. Take it when you know the headache is coming, and find a quiet place to hang for about 20 minutes. Then, back to work or whatever. Experience with the med lets you know if you need to take one or two, or if you can try one and then a second if necessary. I don’t get side effects. I’ve tried the Fioricet, but there’s a magic in the aspirin for me! The acetominiphine does nothing. I have had CT scans, MRIs and I don’t know all the rest of the tests have been. I’ve tried everything they threw at me, but the antidepressants, every time, had me really depressed. I drew the line at Botox. This med works!”

Mom and more December 7, 2017

For Migraine “Helps tremendously with my headaches.”

Kay S. March 26, 2017

For Migraine “I’ve had severe cluster headaches with occasional dreadful migraines since I was in my 20s — 50 years ago. It was very difficult to get approval for this medication, and I was always trying to juggle it with aspirin and stretch it out. Seems like the situation here, at least, has greatly improved and my current primary dr. prescribes it for me. I only take fiorinal when I feel a bad headache coming on, and it works. (It does occasionally put me to sleep for about 15 minutes.) The variety with codeine is too strong for me. I can’t take triptans because of cardiovascular issues. I can’t emphasize strongly enough how beneficial this medication has been in my life. Moreover, aspirin never helped my headaches.”

headache sufferer December 14, 2016

For Migraine “I have it say that anyone would think aspirin would touch a migraine–in case you’re wondering–NOT EVEN A LITTLE! I thought this was a migraine medication, since it came from a referral to a neurologist–what a wasted office visit AND wasted Rx. Absolutely no relief from this medication and it gave me a nose bleed. I’m so disappointed with the whole migraine “treatment” process. If the drug companies can give Hugh Hefner a boner, why do I have to continue to suffer migraines?”

She_Taz68 (taken for less than 1 month) November 1, 2016

For Migraine “I’ve been taking Fiorinal since 1966. I get cluster type headaches behind my eye and in the back of my head. This med WORKS for me, nothing else. All the expensive meds made me nauseous, and left a residual dull pain. This takes about 20 minutes in quiet space, and I’m truly functional again. Really bad one I take a second dose, or sometimes two up front – I can tell what’s coming. The one thing not to do is WAIT…you may end up with three days of misery instead of feeling fine. I have no side effects, I just get up and I’m back at whatever I was doing. They’ve tried to give me antidepressants (I have an adverse reaction, bad depression) and other meds. This works. I don’t understand why there’s so much resistance to prescribing it.”

Lady Gearhead July 14, 2016

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