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Q: is fioricet an opiate

i ahve to drop for a new job and i take fioricet

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Nancy Harris Bonk, Community Member
1/27/09 9:11pm

Hi cheree,

 

No, fioricet is not an opiate, but a pain reliever and relaxant containing butalbital and acetaminophen. Butalbital belongs to a group of drugs called barbiturates.

 

Opiates, are narcotic analgesics (pain relievers) and include methadone, oxycontin and morphine.

 

I hope that helps.

 

Nancy

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crystal, Community Member
1/27/09 6:40pm

Fioricet is a barbiturate which will make you fail a drug test.

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Jamie, Community Member
1/27/09 9:33pm

Is the fioricet prescribed for you? If so, take the prescription bottle with you to the testing facility. They're not looking for medications that are prescribed for you, just things that may have been obtained illegally!

 

Good luck with your new job!

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