Fioricet with codeine Dosage
Generic name: acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine
Drug class: Narcotic analgesic combinations
Medically reviewed by A Ras MD.
Recommended Adult Dosing
Dosage forms: CAP: 50 mg/300 mg/40 mg/30 mg
Tension headache, refractory
- [1-2 caps PO q4h prn]
- Max: 6 caps/day; Info: use lowest effective dose, shortest effective tx duration; do not exceed 300 mg/day butalbital, 1 g/4h and 4 g/day acetaminophen, 360 mg/day codeine from all sources; consider low start dose, titrate slowly in pts 65 yo and older; taper total daily dose by no more than 10-25% q2-4wk to D/C if long-term use
- renal impairment: decr. usual start dose or frequency, amount not defined, titrate slowly; CrCl <10: avoid use
- HD/PD: avoid use
- [not defined]
- hepatic impairment: decr. usual start dose or frequency, amount not defined, titrate slowly
SRC: NLM .