Monday, May 15, 2006

Butalbital fan bumped to amidrine

Greetings, headache sufferers.  I post very infrequently here but have had regular 18-hour migraines for 20 years now.  You know the drill--it's painful!

For the last few years, I've had great success with a generic Fioricet drug called butalbital that comes in a round white pill with "970" on one side; it's 325 MG acetaminophen, 50 butalbital, 40 caffeine.  It knocks my migraines out of the water 70% of the time and starts working within an hour.

This weekend, through a rather troublesome set of circumstances (new doctor, dumb pharmacy, etc.), my refill for this came back as a generic Fioricet/Midrin compound called APAP DICHLORAPH, aka Acetaminophen 325 mg / Dichloralantipyrine 100 mg, Isometheptene Mucate 65 mg.  I haven't taken one yet, and am frankly fearful.  Does anyone know this drug? The acetaminophen's the same as in the other pill, but I'm concerned ! that switching out butalbital and caffeine for dichloralantipyrine and isometheptene mucate won't be as effective.

Any comments appreciated!

By the way, a great site for (free) drug research is:             new york city


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