Fioricet is a prescription pain medicine used to treat the symptoms of tension headache. Fioricet may be used alone or with other medications.
Fioricet is an analgesic barbiturate combo. Butalbital, or 5-allyl-5-isobutyl barbituric acid, is a derivative of barbituric acid in which the hydrogens at position 5 are substituted by an allyl group and an isobutyl group.
It is not known if Fioricet is safe and effective in children younger than 12 years of age.
What are the possible side effects of Fioricet?
Fioricet may cause serious side effects including:
suddenly appearing rash,
swelling of face, mouth, or throat,
yellowing of eyes and skin (jaundice),
white or gray stool,
sudden high blood pressure, and
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Fioricet include:
shortness of breath,
abdominal pain, and
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.