Fioricet Tolerance and Addiction

Fioricet with Codeine is supplied in capsule form for oral administration.

Each capsule contains:

Butalbital, USP ………………. 50 mg
Acetaminophen, USP ……………….300 mg
Caffeine, USP ……………….40 mg
Codeine Phosphate, USP ……………….30 mg

Tolerance and addiction may also occur with butalbital. Tolerance means that a person needs more of the medication to achieve headache relief. Addiction to butalbital is characterized by persistent behaviors, like compulsions, to take a butalbital-containing medication.

These behaviors impair their life in some way, negatively impacting relationships and/or everyday functioning.