Average Rating: 4.2 (44 Ratings)

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 5  Migraine n scoliosis with DJD None great for my migraine back pain n toothache..this medicine is a miracle pill. This is very good to try F 48 6 days
50-40-300 2X D
 5  Chronic muscle tension headaches Constipation Very effective for relief of chronic moderate muscle tension headaches caused by whiplash auto accidents M 65 10 years
 5  chronic migraine, tension headache At first energetic and talkative, but now no obvious side effects since I've been taking for a few years. I can only take one at a time, max 2 in a day. I generally take one pill, once a day and two if my headache increases. I have a number of health issues and this seems to help significantly with my overall well being. I never take more than 30 pills in a month. It is the only medication that does not give me a rebound headache and in all honesty has helped me become more sociable and at ease. I can see how people could become addictive and abuse this medication but because I am hypersensitive to caffeine, it is self limiting in that I can take a max of 2 for a really bad migraine. I've been on much stronger pain killers and this is by far the most effective with the fewest side effects only if taken in limited amounts. Combined with imitrex this works very very well and eliminates the unpleasant side effects of imitrex. F 44 3 years
1-2 1X D
 4  Migraine headaches None. F 26 1 days
 3  Tension headache from clench teeth None. Just take a lax or stool softener M 33 4 weeks
2 in am
 4  Recurring headaches A little drowsy and felt great F 24 7 days
 5  migraine / tension headaches I have had absolutely none and I have taken this medication for years. I had my first migraine in 1982. I suffered with these having to go to emergency rooms and even being admitted for dehydration and severe pain vomiting. After my family dr tried everything. ..he started me on this fioricet with codiene. It is a miracle drug for me. I take it on a daily basis and I keep my headaches under control. I get no high from this medication. It is for the sole purpose of controlling my headaches. I find doctors want to bulk on this medication. I do not drink...I do not smoke... however I have to have this medication to be a functional human being. I have worked all my life and raised two sons. It is the ONLY medication that keeps me being a human. I would like to say the the medical may be an older medication. ..but for people like me that have tried it all it works great and it has kept me put of the hospital and at my full time job and to be a mother and now a great functioning grandmother. u have a patient that has tried it all....let let try this medication and have a functional life. F 56 10 years
30 mg
 3  Migraines Nausea/vomiting if taken w/out food I have taken this medication for years. Only take when I get a migraine. Sometimes I won't get a migraine for months at a time. Other times I will get several within a short time span. Fioricet helps somewhat, it dulls the migraine, but doesn't eliminate it. I don't understand the people saying it is addictive. I get no buzz, no high from it, and I am a lightweight. I do not even drink. It helps somewhat, but think it could be better. F 40 5 years
 5  Migraine/tension headaches sedation Works very well for mild migraines and for mild-moderate tension headaches. I've only ever had generic, so I can't say whether brand is superior as many others have claimed, but I am very satisfied with its efficacy for migraines, bad tension headaches, and cluster headaches F 27 6 months
1-2 cap 1X AN
 5  Tension headaches and migraines Rebound headaches if taken every day. "High" feeling sometimes. The only thing that works on my headaches 99.9% of the time. F 35 6 years
30MG 1X D
 5  Migraine Gets rid of my migraine!!!! I've had migraines since I was 16 yo. I've tried everything. I've been on beta-blockers to help prevent them. This is the only thing that has ever gotten rid of my migraine within an hour to hour 1/2. I take 1-2 Caps ever 4-6 hrs as needed. It doesn't make me feel intoxicated in any way. It just does it's job. I do take excedrine migraine first then I take this if it doesn't work. My migraines are debilitating to the point all noise and light kills me. I puke all day and just lay there in misery. This is a wonderful drug! F 27
 1  chronic back pain headache and hangover I have chronic back pain and I'm waiting to have the spinal stimulat. put in. I have been taking Lortab 10 6times a day for 7 yrs and it worked up til this year . my Dr. switched me to this medication and it sucks when compaired to the lortab. Ive had to go buy medication off the street to get me buy until I cld get a different type of pain medicine. This medication made me very drunk but it didnt help any of my pain. I had a very bad headache and woke up with the worse hangover. I didnt like this medicine at all. Maybe for someone with low pain rating it will work but not for very bad pain . F 33 1 months
30mg 6X D
 5  Severe Debilitating Tension headach Sleepiness I can not express how well this drug worked for me. I came home from work due to a tension headache, took this med, layed in bedo for a half hour and fell asleep.. woke up in no pain!! it was amazing! yes it makes me sleepy, but im ok with that! F 24 14 days
50-325-40 2X AN
 5  Chronic chest cramps from stress Drowsiness, Dry mouth I was dealing with cramps in my chest wall brought on by stress and over-working, and my doctor prescribed this instead of a muscle relaxer. Even though its used mainly for migraines, it worked wonders. The cramps stopped and the pain and soreness it caused stopped also. I can see how this drug can be very addicting though, so it's best to use it sparingly. M 22 2 months
2X D
 1  Migraine headaches I starting using Fioricet w/codeine in 2006 for migraines. I would take one every couple of weeks for migraines. I enjoyed the 'high' I would get when I took it, so I started taking more and more and everyday. By 2009, I was up to 20-30 pills a DAY! I felt great all day long and then I would come home from work and sleep for hours and yell at my kids if they wouldn't leave me alone. The medication made me very irritable. In 2009 I was in a major car accident while on the medication and almost died. I was in coma, had a feeding tube and broke over 10 bones - not including all the internal damage. I don't remember a good portion of 2008-2009 while I was taking the Fioricet really bad. I obtained a print-out from my pharmacy to see how much I had really taken- turns out I had been prescribed over 1,800 pills in a 6 month time frame - WOW, that's crazy. Doctor shopping obviously worked for me. So, I have been sober for over a year now and feel SO much better. If you NEED this and t F 37 3 years
40 mg 10X O
 5  Very Bad Headaches Dry Mouth, constipation I have had very bad headaches since July 2009. this is the only medicine that has helped me. I take it as perscribed but it takes my headache away right away. Just dont overtake it. F 29 4 months
 4  Headaches Consipation, Sleepiness, reduced sex drive, stuffy nose, memory loss, reduced inhibitions in social settings, overeating, dependency, very productive in short spurts, overcommitment when feeling the buzz, It works great on headaches! Other body pain as well. It is like a lubricant to the joints. The most I have ever taken in one day is 6 pills. This is way too much. If I take more than two then it is just the dependency driving me. It was not unusual for me to run out of pills before my next perscription was due. My doctor and I have an honest relationship about my dependency on this drug. I have stopped taking it on several occasions because I cannot stand to be mastered by a pill - longest stint without it was 8 months so it can be done. At the same time, when I get a script for anything else but Fioricet it simply doesn't work. Truth is my headaches have been gone for years. I like the med for the overall relief of body aches and pains of any kind as well as a feeling of reduced stress and increased confidence. It also helps me with decreased urine flow (Prostate) - I can go like a race-horse when taking Fioricet! I'm not sure what I will do long-term. I'd like to stop because I do not need it; however, most of the time I want it. It feels good to admit these things if for no other reason than to say it to people who might understand what I'm describing. If you can stay off any medication, do it. If you can keep your dosage to 1-2 pills per day you will be fine. One suggestion: let a spouse or friend help you be accountable for your use of this medication. M 46 10 years
 5  headaches dizzy & light headed F 47 3 times
 5  Migraines, headaches, general pain Some jumpiness This is the only medication that actually worked on my headaches and for years I would take 1 or 2 only when needed. There were some other medical problems with a lot of pain, and after I was ok and didn't need stronger medication, I figured I could use fioricet w/codeine as my all-purpose pain medication. I must admit that for over a year my tolerance has increased and I now must take at least three a day at the same time. Frankly, I can't figure out whether I really need it or not. I want to taper off and think my doctor is about to cut me off, but I can't seem to wind down or don't know how to do safely (doctor vague on this). Has anyone successfully tapered off? How and what did you experience. I still think it is a great medication, when used properly but I am pretty sure I am dependent, and very concerned. Thanks for any specific suggestions. F 59 9 years
 5  headaches and back pain only positive side effects----unless taking too much. Then I get rebound headaches, but being sensible works wonders. I don't know of any other drug that works as well for me. I have arthritis and back problems. I have tried other meds such as percocet, vicodin, etc. the fioricent w/ codeine has been as effective, if not more, than the other drugs. I have been taking this drug for nearly 40 years and don't find that I have to take more as the years go on. usually one a day will do the trick. F 67 40 years