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 dosing

renal impairment: decr. usual start dose or frequency, amount not defined, titrate slowly; CrCl <10: avoid use
HD/PD: avoid use

Hepatic dosing

[not defined]
hepatic impairment: decr. usual start dose or frequency, amount not defined, titrate slowly

SRC: NLM .