Fioricet 2 is a more powerful version of Fioricet, a pain medication that is formulated for the treatment of pain related ailments associated with muscle contracture. Fioricet combines barbiturate, analgesic, and stimulant medications to relieve pain and relax muscles. Fioricet 2 uses this same mixture of ingredients, but with the addition of a mild narcotic class pain medication, meant to control more severe symptoms.
Most frequently used to treat more severe forms of headache pain, Fioricet 2 combines a barbiturate ingredient, butalbital, to relax muscles, caffeine to constrict dilated blood vessels, and acetaminophen and codeine for pain relief.
Stress or tension headaches affect more adults than any other headache type. Tension headache pain is often very intense and is frequently accompanied by pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulder, and upper back muscles. For many tension headache sufferers, non narcotic Fioricet is very effective. However, some patients with particularly stubborn and severe tension headache symptoms may need the added strength of Fioricet 2 to control the pain completely.
Some migraine patients have found relief from the severe affects of these chronic attacks with the use of Fioricet 2. Effective treatments for migraine pain can be elusive, with therapies that work wonders for some sufferers having no impact on the symptoms of others. Migraine pain is preceded by a progression of symptoms, such as fatigue, irritability, chills, hot flashes, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vision changes. Many migraine sufferers have found that treating such symptoms at their onset with Fioricet 2 can stop their progression into a full blown migraine attack.
While Fioricet 2 is most frequently used for chronic headache disorders, it is effective in the relief of a variety of other pain related maladies, as prescribed by a health care provider. As this pain reliever is quite powerful, care must be taken to ensure the dosage instructions given by your medical provider are followed accurately to reduce the risk of adverse effects.
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