General Fioricet Side Effects
Generic fioricet side effects includes drowsiness; dizziness, confusion or lightheadedness; dry mouth; nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite; feeling anxious or jittery;
drunk feeling; or headache.
Fioricet (butalbital, acetaminophen, and caffeine) is a combination pain reliever and muscle relaxant used in the treatment of tension headache. Fioricet is available as a generic. The most common side effects of Fioricet are drowsiness, confusion or lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, shortness of breath, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, feeling anxious or jittery, headache, and intoxicated or drunk feeling.
Fioricet is available in tablet form. Total dosage should not exceed 6 tablets. Butalbital is habit-forming. Consequently, the extended use of this product is not recommended. The CNS effects of butalbital may be enhanced by monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors. Fioricet may enhance the effects of other narcotic analgesics, alcohol, general anesthetics, and tranquilizers such as chlordiazepoxide, sedative-hypnotics, or other CNS depressants. This product should be given to pregnant women only when clearly needed. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug.