just wondering if butalbital in my fioricet is considered a narcotic drug
Butalbital is a barbiturate and can be habit-forming if abused. It is not an opiate and not related to codeine, morphine, dilaudid, or that type of drug. There is a warning in the PDR that the drug is only available by prescription under Federal Law, so I'm guessing it is a scheduled drug--that is--it is prescribed under greater restrictions than other prescription drugs, such as antibioticsd.
From that perspective, butalbital is a narcotic. However, the word narcotic usually refers to opiate analogs, codeine-containing drugs, or the spectrum or illicit drugs. It is a generic term, though, and would apply to any controlled substance that can be addictive or habit forming. Barbiturates are not generally considered narcotics, but they are highly sedating, used in general anesthesia, and habit-forming.
I'm on the same medication and i asked my DR the same thing,then i looked it up and found that the answer to your question is no.