How to prevent Headache

Headache Types
Headache Types

A lot of patients order fioricet or buy fioricet in order to stop their tension headache or general headaches.

Headache Types
Headache Types

normally 53% headaches are tension headaches and 39% are migraines. Other kinds of headaches only occupy eight percent. The best way to relieve your headaches are preventing your headache before it begins. You have to know your headache triggers. Normally it is because of stress. But there are a lot of headache triggers there including weather,strong smell, Hair Accessories, sex and Exercise, Poor Posture, Cheese, Red Wine, food, Cold Cuts, Skipping Meals, Smoking, Caffeine,

If you can identify your most common triggers, you may be able to cut off headaches before they start. The best way to accomplish this is through a headache diary. Keep a daily log of foods you eat, stressful events, weather changes, and physical activity. Whenever you have a headache, record the time it starts and stops.

A headache diary includes:

    Day and time the pain began;
    What you ate and drank over the past 24 hours;
    How much you slept;
    stressful events;
    weather changes;
    1. and physical activity;
    How long the headache lasted and what made it stop

Review your diary with your doctor to identify triggers or a pattern to your headaches. This can help you and your doctor create a treatment plan. Knowing your triggers can help you avoid them.

Emotional stress is one of the most common triggers of migraines and tension headaches ( stress headaches). Migraine sufferers are generally found to be more emotional and highly affected by stressful events. During stressful events certain chemicals in the brain are released to combat the situation (known as the ‘fight or flight’ response). The release of these chemicals can provoke blood vessel changes that can cause migraine headaches.

Stress is also an important factor in tension headaches. Tension headaches can either be episodic or chronic. Episodic tension headache is usually triggered by an isolated stressful situation or a build-up of stress; it can usually be treated by over-the-counter painkillers. Daily stress such as from a high-pressure job can lead to chronic tension headaches. Treatment for chronic tension headaches usually involves stress management, counselling, and possibly the use of antidepressant or anxiety reducing medication.

Manage Headache

Stress management involves learning to be able to control stress and relax. Everyone has periods of stress. Stress has benefits in that it can result in us pushing ourselves and getting things done. This can precipitate a headache. Simply taking some deep breaths and maybe tensing then relaxing your muscles can relieve occasional mild stress. Regular stress may require learning to say “no”, not taking too much on. Becoming fit, eating regularly, and proper sleep can help combat stress. Learn better organizing skills, not setting standards that are too high and deal with problems as they arise, can all help. As can, adopting stress management techniques such as meditation, biofeedback, relaxation therapy and yoga.

Lifestyle changes that may help to prevent your headache, include:

  1. Use a different pillow or change sleeping positions.
  2. Practice good posture when reading, working, or doing other activities.
  3. Exercise and stretch your back, neck, and shoulders often when typing, working on computers, or doing other close work.
  4. Get more vigorous exercise. This is exercise that gets your heart beating fast. (Check with your health care provider about what kind of exercise is best for you.)
  5. Have your eyes checked. If you have glasses, use them.
  6. Learn and practice stress management. Some people find relaxation exercises or meditation helpful.
  7. Eat Regularly, Eating balanced meals throughout the day will help keep your blood sugar on an even keel
  8. Physical Therapy, Physical therapy combines exercise and education to reduce pain and improve range of motion

The last thing that prevent headache is to take medications. Over-the counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are effective against many types of headaches. But avoid taking these drugs continuously, as this can result in medication overuse headaches or rebound headaches — headache pain that returns as soon as the pills have worn off. For frequent or severe headaches, talk to your doctor about prescription medications that help prevent them. 

Your doctor may recommend that you take a prescription medicine every day to prevent headaches. You may want to take this medicine if:

  • Over-the-counter medicines don’t work to stop your headaches.
  • You’re taking drugs to stop headaches more than 3 times a week.
  • You get a headache more than 15 days a month.

Medicines used to prevent tension headaches include:

  • Antidepressants, such as amitriptyline.
  • Seizure medicines, such as topiramate.
  • Medicines that relax muscles, such as tizanidine.
  • Antianxiety medicines, such as buspirone.

 

What is the max dosage of Butabital and why Fiorinal is a controlled substance ?

Butalbital (5-allyl-5-isobutylbarbituric acid), is a short to intermediate-acting barbiturate. It has the following structural formula:

butalbital
 

C11H16N2O3          Mol. wt. 224.26
Barbiturates may be habit-forming: Tolerance, psychological dependence, and physical dependence may occur especially following prolonged use of high doses of barbiturates.

The average daily dose for the barbiturate addict is usually about 1500 mg. That is 1500mg Butalbital will make you addictive to butalbital.

One tablet fioricet contains 325 mg acetaminophen. FDA attempt to cut down on incidences of potentially fatal liver damage associated with acetaminophen.  The max dosage of acetaminophen is 3000mg per day. But we recommend the max dosage of acetaminophen is 2000mg.  Especially for a patient who drink alcohol.

  • Alcohol consumption substantially increases the risk of acute liver failure from acetaminophen overdose.
  • Liver damage may occur with consumption of only 2,600 mg of acetaminophen in the course of a day in people who have consumed varying amounts of alcohol.

acetaminophen

Acetaminophen effectively lowers fever and relieves minor aches and pains without stomach discomfort and heart issues associated with ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

It is strongly recommended that people who consume alcohol on a regular basis limit acetaminophen intake to a maximum of 1,000 to 2,000 mg per day. The preference is to stay at the lower end of that range.

If you do not want to hurt yourself, the max dosage of fioricet is six pills per day. We donot suggest a drunk man to take fioricet.

One tablet fioricet contains 50mg butalbital. The average daily dose for the barbiturate addict is usually about 1500 mg (30 Fioricet tablets).  That is five times of acetaminophen max dosage. At this dosage,  you will kill yourself by acetaminophen.

It is very hard to separate butalbital from fioricet or generic fioricet, so fioricet is not controlled substance.

Fiorinal contains a combination of aspirin, butalbital, and caffeine. Aspirin is a pain reliever, as well as an anti-inflammatory and a fever reducer. Butalbital is a barbiturate. It relaxes muscle contractions involved in a tension headache. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow.

Fiorinal is used to treat tension headaches. This medicine is not for treating headaches that come and go.

It is easy to separate butalbital from Fiorinal, That is why Fiorinal is a controlled substance.

 

 

 

How should I take Fioricet?

Fioricet is indicated for the treatment of muscle tension or muscle contraction headaches. It is also commonly prescribed for migraines although it is not FDA indicated for this use in the United States. The usual adult dose is 1-2 tablets every four hours as needed, not exceeding six tablets in a 24-hour period. An overdose can damage your liver or cause death. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

Evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of this combination product in the treatment of multiple recurrent headaches is unavailable. Caution in this regard is required because butalbital is habit-forming and potentially abusable.

Extended and repeated use of this product is not recommended because of the potential for physical dependence.

Fioricet Drug Interaction

Fioricet contains Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and caffeine.  A lot of other pain relievers contain Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and caffeine too.

I can only list some common over the counter medicines that contain Acetaminophen:  Actifed, Alka-Seltzer, Plus Liquid Gels, Anacin, Cepacol, Contac, Coricidin, Dayquil, Dimetapp, Dristan, Excedrin, Feverall …

Some prescriptions that contain acetaminophen are: Ultrace, Fioricet, Oxycodone, Endocet, Tylox …

You also must know what drugs contain Butalbital:  Bupap, Phrenilin, Tencon, Cephadyn; Fioricet, Esgic, Esgic-Plus; Fioricet with Codeine, Floricet with Codeine, Phrenilin with Caffeine and Codeine; Axotal; Fiorinal, Butalbital Compound, Farbital, Idenal; Fiorinal with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine III, Ascomp with Codeine, Fiortal with Codeine.

When you take more than one pain killer, you must read very carefully about their components.  Never exceed the max dosage of acetaminophen and butalbital of all the medicines you are taking.   Normally All the packages sent to you have the drug introduction and doctor names and phone number.  Read the drug introduction very carefully and never share the medicines with your sisters, your brothers,  your parents, or any friends. Always do not let the children touch the medicines.

Please donot drink any alcohol (Ethanol) with your Fioricet Because Ethanol together with acetaminophen will cause serious side effects that affect your liver, and Ethanol together with Butalbital will cause side effects of dizziness, drowsiness.

Please don’t take herb while you are taking Fioricet. Even Vitamins will have some interaction with Fioricet.

Be honest to place the current medicines you are taking in the health questionnaire  form. The doctor will check whether you are OK to take Fioricet.  If they think your current drugs or herbs have some interaction with Fioricet, they will phone you to discuss the situation with you. So please always leave us the correct phone number. We will never call you to promote you anything.

Most frequently checked interactions

View interaction reports for Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) and the medicines listed below.

  • Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine)
  • Advil (ibuprofen)
  • Ambien (zolpidem)
  • aspirin
  • Ativan (lorazepam)
  • baclofen
  • caffeine
  • clonazepam
  • codeine
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine)
  • Excedrin (acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine)
  • Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)
  • gabapentin
  • hydrocodone
  • ibuprofen
  • ibuprofen
  • Imitrex (sumatriptan)
  • Klonopin (clonazepam)
  • levothyroxine
  • Lexapro (escitalopram)
  • lisinopril
  • Lyrica (pregabalin)
  • meloxicam
  • naproxen
  • Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone)
  • omeprazole
  • oxycodone
  • Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone)
  • prednisone
  • Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone)
  • Topamax (topiramate)
  • tramadol
  • trazodone
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen)
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
  • Xanax (alprazolam)
  • Zofran (ondansetron)

Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) disease interactions

There are 25 disease interactions with Fioricet (acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine) which include: