Fioricet and Esgic are brand names of a combination of butalbital (a barbiturate), acetaminophen and caffeine which is indicated for the treatment of tension headaches, muscle contraction headaches and post-dural puncture headaches.
Although not indicated, they are commonly used to treat migraines and other painrelated ailments. Fioricet is indicated for the treatment of muscle tension or muscle contraction headaches. It is also commonly prescribed for migraines although it is not FDA indicated for this use in the United States. The usual adult dose is 1-2 tablets every four hours as needed, not exceeding six tablets in a 24-hour period.
Watson Fioricet. Manufactured By: Nexgen Pharma, INC – NDC:0591-2640-01
Cardinal Health NDC 55254-2073-0
Mikart, INC NDC 46672-059-10
West-Ward Fioricet, West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp. NDC 0143-1115-01
GSMS Incorporated Fioricet NDC 60426-252-01
Lannett Company INC Fioricet NDC 0527-1695-01
annett Company INC Fioricet NDC 0527-1695-01
Libertas Pharma INC. Fioricet NDC 51862-179-01
Mirror Pharmaceuticals Fioricet NDC 52682-041-03
Nexgen Pharma Fioricet NDC 0722-7029-01
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Fioricet NDC 42254-323-60
Qualitest Fioricet NDC 0603-2544-21
Actually There are much more Generic Fioricet manufacturers there. We cannot list them all. All legal Fioricet manufacturers have NDC number. Normally a pharmacy can not guarantee what brand fioricet generic they will distribute.
Different customers have different experience on taking Fioricet brand.
Some think watson fioricet is better, some think Mikart Fioricet is better, some think Oblong Fioricet is hard to take. But a lot of patient likes Mikart more.
Medication Overuse Headache
A medication-overuse headache (MOH), once known as a rebound headache, drug-induced headache, or medication-misuse headache, is a chronic headache that develops as a result of prolonged and frequent use of certain medications for acute headaches. Such headaches are a common side effect of a number of classes of medications used to treat headaches.
According to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, MOH is diagnosed when a person has a headache 15 or more times a day and, in the case of combination pain relievers like Fioricet and Fiorinal, has been taking the drug for 10 days a month for more than three months.
In addition, medication overuse headaches are often not responsive to preventive headache medications. This lack of response to other medications is often a clue to doctors that a medication overuse headache has developed.
Medications containing butalbital should be limited to two days per week to avoid this rebound effect.7