Fioricet Dosage

Dosage Fioricet 40mg - 180,120,90,60,30 Tabs

Fioricet is a prescription medication that is used to treat mild to moderate pain. Most commonly it is used for people who suffer from back pain and knee pain as well as those who have had knee surgery. Another use of Fioricet is to treat skeletal muscle pain. Taking the proper dosage of fioricet is important so as to avoid unpleasant side effects as well as lessen the chance of addiction. Dosage instructions should be included with the medication when ordering fioricet online.

Fioricet is considered an opiod analgesic which means although it is not a narcotic it does bind to the different opiate receptors located throughout the body. Fioricet is a fully synthetic medication unlike narcotic medications which may be only partially synthetic. Fioricet is a very effective medication to control pain when used properly.

Because fioricet binds to opiate receptors in the body it has the potential for abuse. Opiate medications have been used for tens of thousands of years because they not only eliminate the pain they change an individualís perception of pain. Although fioricet is not a narcotic there is an illegal market for it due to its ability to bind to opiate receptors.


Fioricet Dosage

Fioricet is supplied in 40mg tablets. A healthy adult with no known cardiac disease or kidney disease should begin a fioricet regimen with 25mg by mouth once every six hours. After a couple of days the dosage can be titrated up to the normal adult dose which is 40mg every six hours for a total of 200mg daily. If necessary an adult can take up to 100mg four times a day but no more than 400mg in a 24 hour period. Fioricet should be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed. There is an extended release form of fioricet available and this medication is to be taken once daily.

There are no food/drug interactions with fioricet. It can be taken with or without food. When taking fioricet you should avoid using alcohol, tranquilizers or sedatives. The effect of fioricet on an unborn baby is unknown and should not be taken during pregnancy without a doctorís approval. Women who are breastfeeding should not take fioricet unless a doctor prescribes it.

Keep this medication in a cool, dry place and out of the reach of children. If you have any medical conditions, especially cardiac or renal problems you should consult with your personal physician prior to taking fioricet.