What is Fiorinal with Codeine?

Fiorinal with Codeine is a combination of aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine that is used to treat tension headaches. Aspirin is a salicylate that is used to reduce pain, fever, and inflammation. Butalbital is a barbiturate that relaxes muscle contractions involved in a tension headache. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant that relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow. Codeine is an opioid pain medication that reduces pain. The combination of these medications helps to relieve patients of tension headaches that will not go away without medical treatment.

Risk of Addiction

Codeine, caffeine and Butalbita found within Fiorinal with Codeine are three extremely addictive substances. Patients taking this medication for treatment of tension heads aches may take larger doses than prescribed to find relief. This can lead to the patient developing a tolerance, medication abuse and dependency.

Some patients taking Fiorinal with Codeine and report experiencing feelings of euphoria, this can be a trigger for addiction and what drug abusers seek out. When Fiorinal with Codeine is used for recreational purposes the user can quickly develop a tolerance and dependency to the drug. Codeine within this medication can increase the risk of addiction. Those addicted to Fiorinal with Codeine may experience withdrawal symptoms similar to opioids such as heroin when abruptly stopping its use.


Fiorinal with Codeine Drug Use

Fiorinal with Codeine is used in the treatment of chronic and severe tension headaches. Patients receiving this medication are unresponsive to over the counter medications and holistic treatment for their tension headaches. Fiorinal with Codeine works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever and inflammation, offering the patient fast relief.

This medication can produce feelings of euphoria making it a desirable medication for recreational use. People will abuse this medication in high doses putting their health at risk as well as the risk of developing a tolerance and dependency to the medication. The use of Fiorinal with Codeine without a prescription is illegal because this medication is a controlled substance.

Signs and Symptoms of Fiorinal with Codeine Abuse and Addiction

Fiorinal with Codeine is a powerful medication that is used in the treatment of tension headaches with a high risk of abuse. Without the ok from a medical professional many patients will take larger doses of Fiorinal with Codeine in hopes of finding relief from a tension headache. This puts the patient at risk of developing a tolerance and dependency. Some people experience euphoric feelings which increases its abuse potential and makes it a desired drug from recreational purposes.

Signs of Fiorinal with Codeine Abuse and Addiction

  • Taking larger doses than prescribed by Doctor
  • Forging prescriptions
  • Going to several different Doctors of prescriptions
  • Purchasing the medication illegally
  • Borrowing or stealing the medication from others
  • Using the medication for its euphoric effects, recreational purposes
  • Trouble at work, school and home
  • Difficulties in personal relationships
  • Financial strain

Symptoms of Fiorinal with Codeine Withdrawal

People who regularly use Fiorinal with Codeine, dependent on the drug, and stop its use abruptly will begin to experience symptoms of withdrawal within 12-20 hours after the last dose. The length of time these symptoms last and their severity vary by the individual person, amount of time it has been taken and the doses taken.

Muscle and bone pain

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Elevated respiration rate
  • Fever
  • Goose bumps
  • Hallucinations
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Involuntary leg and arm movements
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle twitching
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Profuse sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Runny nose
  • Seizures
  • Sweating

Fiorinal with Codeine Addiction Treatment

Fiorinal with Codeine use over a prolonged period of time can cause the person to develop a tolerance and dependency to the medication. When abruptly stopping its use the person will experience painful and overwhelming withdrawal symptoms that can easily send the user back to its use for comfort.

A person addicted to Fiorinal with Codeine is physically and psychologically dependent on the medication and experiences intense withdrawal syndrome. Most will require addiction treatment to overcome this addiction safely and comfortably. It is recommended that the person be weened off the medication under direct supervision on a medical professional that will too be able to aid them through their psychological addiction to the drug.

Entering into a Fiorinal with Codeine Addiction Treatment Center will give the person 24-7 supportive care. The environment will be controlled and free from temptation, allowing the patient to focus on maintaining their sobriety. Detoxification will be recommended to the patient to help them to safely withdrawal from Fiorinal with Codeine, cleansing their body of the chemicals and toxins associated with its use. The patient will receive psychological treatment through therapy and counseling as well as receive a medication to help control symptoms of withdrawal and cravings.