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:
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 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.