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Thursday, July 17, 2008 yaya, Community Member, asks

Q: what is butal-apap

i was giving butal-apap-325 caff tabs for my cluster headaches what is it and how does it suppose to work

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Eileen Gray, Health Guide
7/25/08 8:20pm

Hi Yaya!


Butal-apap is generic Fioricet. Taken as your doctor prescibed, it should hopefully relieve your headache.


Fioricet contatains Acetaminophen and Caffeine.

kim, Community Member
8/28/08 9:16am

i have been taking it for a long time usually you take it along with imitrex and it makes ur migraine go right away-

panther72123, Community Member
4/ 6/10 7:23pm

It is butalbital/Acetaminophen/Caffeine. It should read on the bottle 50/325/40. It is use to treat tention headaches. The acetaminophen is to help decrease the pain from the headache. The caffeine helps increase the effects of the acetaminophen. The butalbital is a sedative that helps decrease anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation.


I have been on it for years and it helps. But when I get a mygrain it does not help. My is becasue I hold all my tention in my shoulder and it goes to my neck and head. I am also on topamax I just started it again. In about two weeks I will not even need the butal/apap. When I first gotten started on the tomamax i only had three mygrains in three months apoise to every day.


Tammy, Community Member
10/22/13 1:26pm

I have been on IB 800s for 20 +  years and when I had gastric bypass I could not take anymorebut still have to due to migraines for 30 years.  Is this topmax good for people who have h had gastric bypass?  I recently got butal and does not work..  Thanks for help...

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By yaya, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/14/14, First Published: 07/17/08