Q: Is this perscription a narcotic - Fioricet 50-325-40 mg tablewat?
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Fioricet 50-325-40 contains:
• 50mg of butalbital
• 325mg or acetaminophen
• 40mg of caffeine
It's difficult to give you a "yes" or "no" answer on this. The word narcotic is usually used to refer to a medication that is an opioid or contains an opioid, which this form of Fioricet does not. If you go strictly by definitions, it probably would be considered a narcotic. The definition is "a drug (as codeine, methadone, or morphine) that in moderate doses dulls the senses, relieves pain, and induces profound sleep but in excessive doses causes stupor, coma, or convulsions."
The butalbital in Fioricet is a barbiturate. A barbiturate is "any of various derivatives of barbituric acid (as phenobarbital) that are used especially as sedatives, hypnotics, and antispasmodics."
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