Fioricet , a combination of butalbital, acetaminophen and caffeine, is an analgesic blended with a barbiturate and a stimulant for treating tension headaches. It works by relaxing the central nervous system to release the pain of a tension headache.

This medicine comes as an oral tablet and a capsule which should be taken when the first symptoms of a headache appear.

As Fioricet may be habit-forming, you should not take it too often or for a long period of time. Your headache may not disappear completely after taking Fioricet . However, it will reduce the frequency of your headaches and make them easier to relieve.

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