What other Drugs will Affect Gabapentin (Neurontin)?

Do not take NEURONTIN if you are allergic to gabapentin or any of the other ingredients in NEURONTIN. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in NEURONTIN.

Gabapentin Side Effects
Gabapentin Side Effects

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin, Vicoprofen, and others);
  • morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph, and others); or
  • naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve, Anaprox, and others).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with gabapentin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Medications known to interact with gabapentin

A

  • acetaminophen / propoxyphene
  • aspirin / caffeine / propoxyphene
B
  • Balacet (acetaminophen / propoxyphene)
  • Belbuca (buprenorphine)
  • Bunavail (buprenorphine / naloxone)
  • Buprenex (buprenorphine)
  • buprenorphine
  • buprenorphine / naloxone
  • Butrans (buprenorphine)
D
  • Darvocet A500 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene)
  • Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene)
  • Darvocet-N 50 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene)
  • Darvon (propoxyphene)
  • Darvon Compound 32 (aspirin / caffeine / propoxyphene)
  • Darvon Compound-65 (aspirin / caffeine / propoxyphene)
  • Darvon-N (propoxyphene)
L
  • levomethadyl acetate
O
  • Orlaam (levomethadyl acetate)
P
  • PC-CAP (aspirin / caffeine / propoxyphene)
  • PP-Cap (propoxyphene)
  • Propacet 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene)
  • propoxyphene
  • Propoxyphene Compound 65 (aspirin / caffeine / propoxyphene)
S
  • sodium oxybate
  • Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone)
  • Subutex (buprenorphine)
T
  • Trycet (acetaminophen / propoxyphene)
W
  • Wygesic (acetaminophen / propoxyphene)
X
  • Xyrem (sodium oxybate)
Z
  • Zubsolv (buprenorphine / naloxone)
Gabapentin may interact with other medications

Gabapentin oral capsule can interact with several other medications. Different interactions can cause different effects. For instance, some can interfere with how well a drug works, while others can cause increased side effects.

Below is a list of medications that can interact with gabapentin. This list does not contain all drugs that may interact with gabapentin.

Before taking gabapentin, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all prescription, over-the-counter, and other drugs you take. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbs, and supplements you use. Sharing this information can help you avoid potential interactions.

If you have questions about drug interactions that may affect you, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Pain drugs

When used with gabapentin, certain pain drugs can increase its side effects, such as tiredness. Examples of these drugs include:

  • morphine

Stomach acid drugs

When used with gabapentin, certain drugs used to treat stomach acid problems can reduce the amount of gabapentin in your body. This can make it less effective. Taking gabapentin 2 hours after taking these drugs can help prevent this problem. Examples of these drugs include:

  • aluminum hydroxide
  • magnesium hydroxide

General Fioricet Side Effects

Generic fioricet side effects includes drowsiness; dizziness, confusion or lightheadedness; dry mouth; nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite; feeling anxious or jittery; drunk feeling; or headache. Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need … Continue reading “General Fioricet Side Effects”

Generic fioricet side effects includes drowsiness; dizziness, confusion or lightheadedness; dry mouth; nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite; feeling anxious or jittery;
drunk feeling; or headache.

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Rare

  1. Bleeding or crusting sores on lips
  2. chest pain
  3. fever with or without chills
  4. hive-like swellings (large) on eyelids, face, lips, and/or tongue
  5. muscle cramps or pain
  6. red, thickened, or scaly skin
  7. shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest, or wheezing
  8. skin rash, itching, or hives
  9. sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth (painful)

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Anxiety, confusion, excitement, irritability, nervousness, restlessness, or trouble in sleeping (severe, especially with products containing caffeine)
  2. convulsions (seizures) (for products containing caffeine)
  3. diarrhea, especially if occurring together with increased sweating, loss of appetite, and stomach cramps or pain
  4. dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, or weakness, (severe)
  5. frequent urination (for products containing caffeine)
  6. hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
  7. increased sensitivity to touch or pain (for products containing caffeine)
  8. muscle trembling or twitching (for products containing caffeine)
  9. nausea or vomiting, sometimes with blood
  10. ringing or other sounds in ears (for products containing caffeine)
  11. seeing flashes of “zig-zag” lights (for products containing caffeine)
  12. shortness of breath or unusually slow or troubled breathing
  13. slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
  14. slurred speech
  15. staggering
  16. swelling, pain, or tenderness in the upper abdomen or stomach area
  17. unusual movements of the eyes

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

  1. Confusion (mild)
  2. mental depression
  3. unusual excitement (mild)

Rare

  1. Bloody or black, tarry stools
  2. bloody urine
  3. pinpoint red spots on skin
  4. swollen or painful glands
  5. unusual bleeding or bruising
  6. unusual tiredness or weakness (mild

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  1. Bloated or “gassy” feeling
  2. dizziness or lightheadedness (mild)
  3. drowsiness (mild)
  4. nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain (occurring without other symptoms of overdose)

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

 

The list of FDA approved Fioricet manufactures

Fioricet contains a combination of acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine.

Each tablet contains the following active ingredients:
butalbital USP . . . . . . . . . . . .50 mg
acetaminophen USP . . . . . . 325 mg
caffeine USP . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 mg

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer.

fioricetButalbital is in a group of drugs called barbiturates. It relaxes muscle contractions involved in a tension headache.

Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow.

Fioricet is used to treat tension headaches that are caused by muscle contractions. Fioricet is manufactured by several manufacturers. Fioricet is not controlled substance.

Fioricet (Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine ) is produced by following companies:

List as:

company name – Trade Name – NDC code – Form – controlled substance – controlled substance dosage(mg)

Actavis Pharma, Inc.   Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Capsules USP 50/300/40 0591-2640 CA Butalbital 50.00
Actavis Pharma, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets USP 50/325/40 0591-3369 TB Butalbital 50.00
Actavis Pharma, Inc. Fioricet (Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine USP 50/300/40) 52544-080 CA Butalbital 50.00

Alphagen Laboratories, Inc.  Butalbital and Acetaminophen Capsules 50mg/ 650mg 00603-2542 CA Butalbital 50.00

Althon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets USP 66813-074 TB Butalbital 50.00
Alvogen, Inc. Butalbital and AcetaminophenTablets USP 50/325 47781-0535 CA Butalbital 50.00
Alvogen, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets USP 50/325/40 47781-0536 CA Butalbital 50.00

Amerisource Health Services Corporation  Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 50/325/40mg 68084-0396 TB Butalbital 50.00

Atley Pharmaceuticals  Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 59702-661 TB Butalbital 50.00
AvKare, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets USP 50/325/40 50268-139 TB Butalbital 50.00
AvKare, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Capsules USP 50/300/40 42291-181 CA Butalbital 50.00

Cardinal Health  Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 50mg/325mg/40mg 0904-6538 TB Butalbital 50.00

D.M. Graham Laboratories, Inc.  Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 00756-0111 TB Butalbital 50.00

Duramed Pharmaceuticals  Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 51285-0849 TB Butalbital 50.00

Forest Pharmacal Inc  Acetaminophen 325 mg/Butalbital 50 mg 00456-0674 TB Butalbital 50.00
Forest Pharmacal Inc  Acetaminophen 500 mg/Butalbital 50 mg 00456-0671 TB Butalbital 50.00

Geneva Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 00781-1901 TB Butalbital 50.00

Halsey Drug Co Inc  Blue Cross Butalbital, APAP and Caffeine Tablets 00879-0567 TB Butalbital 50.00
Halsey Drug Co Inc Butalbital and Acetaminophen Tablets 00879-0543 TB Butalbital 50.00

Inwood Laboratories, Inc.  Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets, USP 0258-3657 TB Butalbital 50.00

Lannett Company, Inc.  Butalbital, Acetaminophen & Caffeine Tablets (50mg/325mg/40mg) 00527-1695 TB Butalbital 50.00

Lemmon Company  Acetaminophen/Butalbital/Caffeine Tablets 00093-0854 TB Butalbital 50.00

Libertas Pharma, Inc.  Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Capsules USP 51862-179 CA Butalbital 50.00

Mallinckrodt Inc.  Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine (“BAC”) Tablets USP 00406-0970 TB Butalbital 50.00

Martec Pharmacal Inc  Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 52555-0079 TB Butalbital 50.00

Midlothian Laboratories (Manufactured by Mikart, Inc.) Esgic (Butalbital, Acetaminophen, & Caffeine Capsules 50/325/40 68308-219 CA Butalbital 50.00
Midlothian Laboratories (Manufactured by Mikart, Inc.) Esgic (Butalbital, Acetaminophen, & Caffeine Tablets 50/325/40 68308-220 TB Butalbital 50.00
Midlothian Laboratories (Manufactured by Mikart, Inc.) Zebutal (Butalbital, Acetaminophen, & Caffeine Capsules 50/325/40 68308-554 CA Butalbital 50.00

Mikart FIoricet

Mikart, Inc.  Butalbital and Acetaminophen Tablets 50/325 46672-0099 TB Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital and Acetaminophen Tablets 50/650 11584-0029 TB Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital and Acetaminophen Tablets 50/650 46672-0098 TB Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Capsules 46672-0228 CA Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Capsules 00588-7788 CA Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Eilixer 46672-0633 EL Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 52555-0647 TB Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 46672-0053 TB Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets USP 49884-0811 TB Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets USP 00258-3665 TB Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets USP (50/325/40) 51862-540 TB Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets, USP 0591-3416 TB Butalbital 50.00

Mikart, Inc. Butalbital and Acetaminophen Tablets 50/300 46672-286 TB Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital and Acetaminophen Tablets 50/300 46672-856 TB Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets, USP 46672-184 TB Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Oral Solution 66813-073 LQ Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets 51432-0034 TB Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets 46672-0059 TB Butalbital 50.00

Mikart, Inc. Esgic Capsules 00535-0012 CA Butalbital 50.00
Mikart, Inc. Esgic Tablets 00535-0011 TB Butalbital 50.00

Mikart, Inc. (on behalf of Mayne Pharma) Butalbital and Acetaminophen Tablets 50/300 51862-538 TB Butalbital 50.00

Moore Medical Corporation  Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 00839-7831 TB Butalbital 50.00

Nexgen Pharma  BUPAP (Butalbital and Acetaminophen 50mg/300mg) 0095-3000 TB Butalbital 50.00
Nexgen Pharma Butalbital with Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 0722-7029 CA Butalbital 50.0

Oceanside Pharmaceuticals (Manufactured by Nexgen) Butalbital and Acetaminophen Tablets (50mg/300mg) 68682-306 TB Butalbital 50.00

PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Butalbital/APAP/Caffeine Tablets (50mg/325mg/40mg) 55289-0879 TB Butalbital 50.00

Pharmaceutical Basics Inc Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 00832-1102 TB Butalbital 50.00

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Butalbital and Acetaminophen Tablets 0603-2540 TB Butalbital 50.00
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 50/325/40mg 0603-2544 TB Butalbital 50.00
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets USP 0603-2547 TB Butalbital 50.00
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets, USP 0603-2551 TB Butalbital 50.00

Qualitest Products Inc Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 52446-0544 TB Butalbital 50.00

Rugby Laboratories Inc  Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets, USP 0536-5567 TB Butalbital 50.00

Sunrise Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Butalbital, Acetaminophen, Caffeine Capsules (50 mg/300 mg/40mg) 11534-187 CA Butalbital 50.00

Tedor Pharma, Inc. (Manufactured for Xspire Pharma) Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Caps (50mg/300mg/40mg) 42195-955 CA Butalbital 50.00

West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp. Butalbital with Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 00143-1787 TB Butalbital 50.00

West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp. Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffein Capsules 00143-3001 CA Butalbital 50.00

West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp. Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets, USP 00143-1115 TB Butalbital 50.00

Zenith Goldline Pharmaceuticals Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 00182-2659 TB Butalbital 50.00

 

Migraine Headache and Tension Headache Symptoms

A migraine is a severe headache usually followed by symptoms including nausea and vomiting. This would disable you in a few hours or maybe even days. The level at which this happens or even just its frequency varies.

Migraine
Migraine

A recent study shows that women have problems with migraines much more than men. Although its exact cause is unknown, birth control devices happen to be one of many culprits.

A good example ofsuch a birth control device is the oral contraceptives. It is because its ingredients alter the woman’s hormonal level and causes the migraine. The causecertainly is too much estrogen which is certainly put into what is already naturally produced by the body.

Besides migraine, oral contraceptives may cause medical abnormalities from uterine fibroids to breast cancer.

Sometimes, the migraine attack may occur before or after taking the oral contraceptive. If this happens regularly, you are advised to try another method of birth control. This could be avoided though if you take it with food or milk. You should take this at the same time daily and stick with the prescribed dosage that was given to you.

Women over the age of 35 and experience migraines as a result of using birth control tablets and other devices are at risk of getting a stroke. This is another reason why some institutions strongly advice females to use another thing if they don’t want to get pregnant.

Those who are diabetic, have high cholesterol levels and blood pressure are advised not to take oral contraceptives.

But there is hope. One of the newest oral contraceptives to date is Seasonal. This tablet was introduced into the market in 2003 and since it makes females only experience a period four times in one year, this means fewer headaches for migraine sufferers.

But this oral contraceptive may not work for everyone.

In case you suffer migraines due to neurological problems, this won’t do any good and you will have to find another birth control device.

Women may still choose to use oral contraceptives. This really is only after they are examined by the doctor and if everything looks good, he or she will prescribe a lower dose of oral contraceptives. Talking to your physician may even prevent a full blown migraine from happening since there’s really no permanent solution to stop this from happening.

But you’ll find some women who experience migraines even before they start using oral contraceptives. In fact, the frequency didn’t increase or decrease once they were around the tablet but complained that the severity of the migraine got worse.

The severity of the migraine will also not go away overnight after you quit using oral contraceptives. Studies show that it will have a few months to your hormonal levels to normalize and only then will you have the ability to see an improvement.

Despite that, migraines will still happen and you will not blame it only on the tablet but due to other factors such as the food you eat, stress at home or in the office, other medications that you may be taking, physical factors and changes in the environment.

So although there is a direct link between oral contraceptives and migraine, you cannot say that it is the only reason why women suffer from it more than men.

Sinusitis or migraine?

Migraines and headaches from sinusitis are easy to confuse because the signs and symptoms of the two types of headaches may overlap.

Both migraine and sinusitis headache pain often gets worse when you bend forward. Migraine can also be accompanied by various nasal signs and symptoms — including congestion, facial pressure and a clear, watery nasal discharge. These are due to involvement of the autonomic nervous system in a migraine attack. In fact, studies have shown that approximately 90% of people who see a doctor for sinus headaches are found to have migraines instead.

Sinusitis, however, usually isn’t associated with nausea or vomiting or aggravated by noise or bright light — all common features of migraines.

Sinusitis usually occurs after a viral upper respiratory infection or cold and includes thick, discolored nasal mucus, decreased sense of smell, and pain in one cheek or upper teeth. Headaches due to sinus disease often last days or longer, and migraines most commonly last hours to a day or two.

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This means that many online pharmacies keep it in stock. Most often, you can order Affordable Fioricet(Butalbital APAP Caffeine) online more easily than you can find it at brick and mortar pharmacies.

This has made many patients eager to embrace ordering their medication in this way, as they’re able to save money and time by using the Internet to make their purchases. There is no real reason to worry about the safety of ordering online.

Fioricet
Fioricet

You can order Affordable Fioricet (Butalbital APAP Caffeine) online because the pharmacies that stock it can carry a large supply. There are enough customers for this medication that it can be sold in large quantities, which means that you don’t have to put up with the high prices sometimes charged by local pharmacies.

The online pharmacies have the same obligations as do your local pharmacies where protecting patient privacy is concerned. There is no reason to worry about sharing your medical information or history with these businesses, and there is no reason to worry about sending your payment information online when you’re dealing with a reputable establishment.

Cheap Fioricet (Butalbital APAP Caffeine) that you purchase online is the exact same medication you’d get at any other pharmacy. There is no difference in the formulation of the drug and there is no difference in the dosages available. The process of ordering the Fioricet (Butalbital APAP Caffeine) medication is also exactly the same as would be the case at a local pharmacy. Your doctor sends in your prescription to the online pharmacy and they fill your order. Your order is shipped and you’ll have to be present to sign for the medication to make sure that it’s getting to the right person.

If you decide to order Affordable Fioricet (Butalbital APAP Caffeine) online, make sure that you’re going through a legitimate online pharmacy. One of the best ways to check is to look at their privacy policy and to make sure that they use encrypted servers for transmitting information. These are also called secure servers. Most pharmacies will tell you when you’re going to get on their secure server. Your internet browser also has ways of indicating this. Check your help file to see how your browser indicates when you’re on a secure connection. This should be used for transmitting financial and medical information between you and the company.

Butalbital

When recurring tension headaches do not respond to other treatments, your doctor may prescribe Fiorinal or Fioricet.  Codeine may also be added to this combination of medicine. While this medication is very effective in the short-term, there are some things to watch out for.

Before taking medication containing butalbital, tell your doctor if you:

  • Are allergic to any ingredients in the medication, such as acetaminophen or aspirin.
  • Are currently taking blood thinners, antidepressants, antihistamines, or other sedatives such as sleeping pills or tranquilizers
  • Have or previously had liver disease, porphyria, or depression
  • Are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are currently breastfeeding

 

What causes All kinds of Headache and what kind of headache is this?

Your headache symptoms can help your doctor determine its cause and the appropriate treatment. Most headaches aren’t the result of a serious illness, but some may result from a life-threatening condition requiring emergency care.

What is Fioricet?

Fioricet contains a combination of acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Butalbital is in a group of drugs called barbiturates. It relaxes muscle contractions involved in a tension headache. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow.

Headaches are generally classified by cause:

Primary headaches

A primary headache is caused by overactivity of or problems with pain-sensitive structures in your head. A primary headache isn’t a symptom of an underlying disease.

Chemical activity in your brain, the nerves or blood vessels surrounding your skull, or the muscles of your head and neck (or some combination of these factors) can play a role in primary headaches. Some people may also carry genes that make them more likely to develop such headaches.

The most common primary headaches are:

  1. Cluster headache
  2. Migraine
  3. Migraine with aura
  4. Tension headache
  5. Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia (TAC), such as cluster headache and paroxysmal hemicrania

A few headache patterns also are generally considered types of primary headache, but are less common. These headaches have distinct features, such as an unusual duration or pain associated with a certain activity.

Although generally considered primary, each could be a symptom of an underlying disease. They include:

  1. Chronic daily headaches (for example, chronic migraine, chronic tension-type headache, or hemicranias continua)
  2. Cough headaches
  3. Exercise headaches
  4. Sex headaches

Some primary headaches can be triggered by lifestyle factors, including:

  1. Alcohol, particularly red wine
  2. Certain foods, such as processed meats that contain nitrates
  3. Changes in sleep or lack of sleep
  4. Poor posture
  5. Skipped meals
  6. Stress

Secondary headaches

A secondary headache is a symptom of a disease that can activate the pain-sensitive nerves of the head. Any number of conditions — varying greatly in severity — may cause secondary headaches.

Possible causes of secondary headaches include:

  1. Acute sinusitis (nasal and sinus infection)
  2. Arterial tears (carotid or vertebral dissections)
  3. Blood clot (venous thrombosis) within the brain — separate from stroke
  4. Brain aneurysm
  5. Brain AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  6. Brain tumor
  7. Carbon monoxide poisoning
  8. Chiari malformation (structural problem at the base of your skull)
  9. Concussion
  10. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  11. Dehydration
  12. Dental problems
  13. Ear infection (middle ear)
  14. Encephalitis (brain inflammation)
  15. Giant cell arteritis (inflammation of the lining of the arteries)
  16. Glaucoma (acute angle closure glaucoma)
  17. Hangovers
  18. High blood pressure (hypertension)
  19. Influenza (flu) and other febrile (fever) illnesses
  20. Intracranial hematoma
  21. Medications to treat other disorders
  22. Meningitis
  23. Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  24. Overuse of pain medication
  25. Panic attacks and panic disorder
  26. Persistent post-concussive symptoms (Post-concussion syndrome)
  27. Pressure from tight headgear, such as a helmet or goggles
  28. Pseudotumor cerebri
  29. Stroke
  30. Toxoplasmosis
  31. Trigeminal neuralgia (as well as other neuralgias, all involving irritation of certain nerves connecting the face and brain)

Some types of secondary headaches include:

  1. External compression headaches (a result of pressure-causing headgear)
  2. Ice cream headaches (commonly called brain freeze)
  3. Medication overuse headaches (caused by overuse of pain medication)
  4. Sinus headaches (caused by inflammation and congestion in sinus cavities)
  5. Spinal headaches (caused by low pressure or volume of cerebrospinal fluid, possibly the result of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak, spinal tap or spinal anesthesia)
  6. Thunderclap headaches (a group of disorders that involves sudden, severe headaches with multiple causes)

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A lot of patients want to buy fioricet online because of free doctor prescription fee and cheaper prices. If you have not health insurance, the best choices are to go to online fioricet to buy your headache medicines fioricet. Fioricet is very effective for headache, especially tension headache. A lot of patients reviews that Fioricet is very good for migraine headache, and neck pain, even cluster headache.  Some patients think is is also good for neck pains.

Fioricet contains Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and caffeine.  Butalbital is some kind of  Barbiturate. The average daily dose for the barbiturate addict is usually about 1500 mg. One tablet of fioricet only contains 40mg butalbital, so it is not easy to get additive if you take max dosage of fioricet.  the body mainly absorbs butalbital through the gastrointestinal tract, and then it is moved to most tissues in the body.  Butalbital leaves the body primarily through the kidneys as a drug that hasn’t been broken down.

A lot of patients order fioricet for migraine, tension headaches, all kinds of other headaches, and even neck pains. Most of patients already have the experience of taking fioricet and they only refill fioricet for their tension headache, migraine, even cluster headache. We suggest you have your local doctors check your health conditions and write you a fioricet prescription at first time. You can refill online when your health conditions are not changed.

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The original formulation of Fioricet included 50 milligrams (mg) of butalbital, 40 mg of caffeine, and 325 mg of acetaminophen.

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Medicines for Restless Legs Syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the nervous system (the system consisting of your brain, spinal cord, and nerves).  Currently, there is no cure for RLS.

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What is restless legs syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also called Willis-Ekbom Disease, causes unpleasant or uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them.  Symptoms commonly occur in the late afternoon or evening hours, and are often most severe at night when a person is resting, such as sitting or lying in bed.  They also may occur when someone is inactive and sitting for extended periods (for example, when taking a trip by plane or watching a movie).  Since symptoms can increase in severity during the night, it could become difficult to fall asleep or return to sleep after waking up.  Moving the legs or walking typically relieves the discomfort but the sensations often recur once the movement stops.  RLS is classified as a sleep disorder since the symptoms are triggered by resting and attempting to sleep, and as a movement disorder, since people are forced to move their legs in order to relieve symptoms.  It is, however, best characterized as a neurological sensory disorder with symptoms that are produced from within the brain itself.

RLS is one of several disorders that can cause exhaustion and daytime sleepiness, which can strongly affect mood, concentration, job and school performance, and personal relationships.  Many people with RLS report they are often unable to concentrate, have impaired memory, or fail to accomplish daily tasks.  Untreated moderate to severe RLS can lead to about a 20 percent decrease in work productivity and can contribute to depression and anxiety.  It also can make traveling difficult.

It is estimated that up to 7-10 percent of the U.S. population may have RLS.  RLS occurs in both men and women, although women are more likely to have it than men.   It may begin at any age.  Many individuals who are severely affected are middle-aged or older, and the symptoms typically become more frequent and last longer with age.

More than 80 percent of people with RLS also experience periodic limb movement of sleep (PLMS).  PLMS is characterized by involuntary leg (and sometimes arm) twitching or jerking movements during sleep that typically occur every 15 to 40 seconds, sometimes throughout the night.  Although many individuals with RLS also develop PLMS, most people with PLMS do not experience RLS.

Fortunately, most cases of RLS can be treated with non-drug therapies and if necessary, medications.

What are common signs and symptoms of restless legs?

People with RLS feel the irresistible urge to move, which is accompanied by uncomfortable sensations in their lower limbs that are unlike normal sensations experienced by people without the disorder.  The sensations in their legs are often difficult to define but may be described as aching throbbing, pulling, itching, crawling, or creeping.  These sensations less commonly affect the arms, and rarely the chest or head.  Although the sensations can occur on just one side of the body, they most often affect both sides.  They can also alternate between sides. The sensations range in severity from uncomfortable to irritating to painful.

Because moving the legs (or other affected parts of the body) relieves the discomfort, people with RLS often keep their legs in motion to minimize or prevent the sensations.  They may pace the floor, constantly move their legs while sitting, and toss and turn in bed.

A classic feature of RLS is that the symptoms are worse at night with a distinct symptom-free period in the early morning, allowing for more refreshing sleep at that time.  Some people with RLS have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.  They may also note a worsening of symptoms if their sleep is further reduced by events or activity.

RLS symptoms may vary from day to day, in severity and frequency, and from person to person.  In moderately severe cases, symptoms occur only once or twice a week but often result in significant delay of sleep onset, with some disruption of daytime function.  In severe cases of RLS, the symptoms occur more than twice a week and result in burdensome interruption of sleep and impairment of daytime function.

People with RLS can sometimes experience remissions—spontaneous improvement over a period of weeks or months before symptoms reappear—usually during the early stages of the disorder.  In general, however, symptoms become more severe over time.

People who have both RLS and an associated medical condition tend to develop more severe symptoms rapidly.  In contrast, those who have RLS that is not related to any other condition show a very slow progression of the disorder, particularly if they experience onset at an early age; many years may pass before symptoms occur regularly.

What causes restless legs syndrome?

In most cases, the cause of RLS is unknown (called primary RLS).  However, RLS has a genetic component and can be found in families where the onset of symptoms is before age 40.  Specific gene variants have been associated with RLS.  Evidence indicates that low levels of iron in the brain also may be responsible for RLS.

Considerable evidence also suggests that RLS is related to a dysfunction in one of the sections of the brain that control movement (called the basal ganglia) that use the brain chemical dopamine.  Dopamine is needed to produce smooth, purposeful muscle activity and movement.  Disruption of these pathways frequently results in involuntary movements.  Individuals with Parkinson’s disease, another disorder of the basal ganglia’s dopamine pathways, have increased chance of developing RLS.

RLS also appears to be related to or accompany the following factors or underlying conditions:

  • end-stage renal disease and hemodialysis
  • iron deficiency
  • certain medications that may aggravate RLS symptoms, such as antinausea drugs (e.g. prochlorperazine or metoclopramide), antipsychotic drugs (e.g., haloperidol or phenothiazine derivatives), antidepressants that increase serotonin (e.g., fluoxetine or sertraline), and some cold and allergy medications that contain older antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine)
  • use of alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine
  • pregnancy, especially in the last trimester; in most cases, symptoms usually disappear within 4 weeks after delivery
  • neuropathy (nerve damage).

Sleep deprivation and other sleep conditions like sleep apnea also may aggravate or trigger symptoms in some people.  Reducing or completely eliminating these factors may relieve symptoms.

How is restless legs syndrome diagnosed?

Since there is no specific test for RLS, the condition is diagnosed by a doctor’s evaluation.  The five basic criteria for clinically diagnosing the disorder are:

  • A strong and often overwhelming need or urge to move the legs that is often associated with abnormal, unpleasant, or uncomfortable sensations.
  • The urge to move the legs starts or get worse during rest or inactivity.
  • The urge to move the legs is at least temporarily and partially or totally relieved by movements.
  • The urge to move the legs starts or is aggravated in the evening or night.
  • The above four features are not due to any other medical or behavioral condition.

A physician will focus largely on the individual’s descriptions of symptoms, their triggers and relieving factors, as well as the presence or absence of symptoms throughout the day.  A neurological and physical exam, plus information from the person’s medical and family history and list of current medications, may be helpful.  Individuals may be asked about frequency, duration, and intensity of symptoms; if movement helps to relieve symptoms; how much time it takes to fall asleep; any pain related to symptoms; and any tendency toward daytime sleep patterns and sleepiness, disturbance of sleep, or daytime function.  Laboratory tests may rule out other conditions such as kidney failure, iron deficiency anemia (which is a separate condition related to iron deficiency), or pregnancy that may be causing symptoms of RLS.  Blood tests can identify iron deficiencies as well as other medical disorders associated with RLS.  In some cases, sleep studies such as polysomnography (a test that records the individual’s brain waves, heartbeat, breathing, and leg movements during an entire night) may identify the presence of other causes of sleep disruption (e.g., sleep apnea), which may impact management of the disorder.  Periodic limb movement of sleep during a sleep study can support the diagnosis of RLS but, again, is not exclusively seen in individuals with RLS.

Diagnosing RLS in children may be especially difficult, since it may be hard for children to describe what they are experiencing, when and how often the symptoms occur, and how long symptoms last.  Pediatric RLS can sometimes be misdiagnosed as “growing pains” or attention deficit disorder.

How is restless legs syndrome treated?

RLS can be treated, with care directed toward relieving symptoms.  Moving the affected limb(s) may provide temporary relief.  Sometimes RLS symptoms can be controlled by finding and treating an associated medical condition, such as peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, or iron deficiency anemia.

Iron supplementation or medications are usually helpful but no single medication effectively manages RLS for all individuals.  Trials of different drugs may be necessary.  In addition, medications taken regularly may lose their effect over time or even make the condition worse, making it necessary to change medications.

Treatment options for RLS include:

Lifestyle changes.  Certain lifestyle changes and activities may provide some relief in persons with mild to moderate symptoms of RLS.  These steps include avoiding or decreasing the use of alcohol and tobacco, changing or maintaining a regular sleep pattern, a program of moderate exercise, and massaging the legs, taking a warm bath, or using a heating pad or ice pack.  There are new medical devices that have been cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), including a foot wrap that puts pressure underneath the foot and another that is a pad that delivers vibration to the back of the legs.  Aerobic and leg-stretching exercises of moderate intensity also may provide some relief from mild symptoms.

Iron.  For individuals with low or low-normal blood tests called ferritin and transferrin saturation, a trial of iron supplements is recommended as the first treatment.  Iron supplements are available over-the-counter.  A common side effect is upset stomach, which may improve with use of a different type of iron supplement.  Because iron is not well-absorbed into the body by the gut, it may cause constipation that can be treated with a stool softeners such as polyethylene glycol.  In some people, iron supplementation does not improve a person’s iron levels.  Others may require iron given through an IV line in order to boost the iron levels and relieve symptoms.

Anti-seizure drugs.  Anti-seizure drugs are becoming the first-line prescription drugs for those with RLS.  The FDA has approved gabapentin enacarbil for the treatment of moderate to severe RLS, This drug appears to be as effective as dopaminergic treatment (discussed below) and, at least to date, there have been no reports of problems with a progressive worsening of symptoms due to medication (called augmentation).  Other medications may be prescribed “off-label” to relieve some of the symptoms of the disorder.

Other anti-seizure drugs such as the standard form of gabapentin and pregabalin can decrease such sensory disturbances as creeping and crawling as well as nerve pain.  Dizziness, fatigue, and sleepiness are among the possible side effects.  Recent studies have shown that pregabalin is as effective for RLS treatment as the dopaminergic drug pramipexole, suggesting this class of drug offers equivalent benefits.

Several types of medicines have been used to treat RLS, including those listed below.

  • Dopamine agonists: These medicines work by affecting the level of a chemical called dopamine in your brain. Dopamine agonists studied in the research for this summary include:
    • Pramipexole (Mirapex®)*
    • Ropinirole (Requip®)*
    • Rotigotine (Neupro®) skin patch*
  • Antiseizure medicines: These medicines are usually used to stop seizures and nerve pain. You do not have to have seizures to take this type of medicine. Antiseizure medicines studied in the research for this summary include:
  • Iron: Iron is usually given to people who have too little iron in their body. Iron can be taken as a pill or given through an intravenous (IV) tube in your arm.
    • Taking too much iron can be dangerous, so it is important to talk with your doctor before taking iron.

Dopaminergic agents.  These drugs, which increase dopamine effect, are largely used to treat Parkinson’s disease.  They have been shown to reduce symptoms of RLS when they are taken at nighttime.  The FDA has approved ropinirole, pramipexole, and rotigotine to treat moderate to severe RLS.  These drugs are generally well tolerated but can cause nausea, dizziness, or other short-term side effects.  Levodopa plus carbidopa may be effective when used intermittently, but not daily.

Although dopamine-related medications are effective in managing RLS symptoms, long-term use can lead to worsening of the symptoms in many individuals.  With chronic use, a person may begin to experience symptoms earlier in the evening or even earlier until the symptoms are present around the clock.  Over time, the initial evening or bedtime dose can become less effective, the symptoms at night become more intense, and symptoms could begin to affect the arms or trunk.  Fortunately, this apparent progression can be reversed by removing the person from all dopamine-related medications.

Another important adverse effect of dopamine medications that occurs in some people is the development of impulsive or obsessive behaviors such as obsessive gambling or shopping.  Should they occur, these behaviors can be improved or reversed by stopping the medication.

Opioids.  Drugs such as methadone, codeine, hydrocodone, or oxycodone are sometimes prescribed to treat individuals with more severe symptoms of RLS who did not respond well to other medications.  Side effects include constipation, dizziness, nausea, exacerbation of sleep apnea, and the risk of addiction; however, very low doses are often effective in controlling symptoms of RLS.

Benzodiazepines.  These drugs can help individuals obtain a more restful sleep.  However, even if taken only at bedtime they can sometimes cause daytime sleepiness, reduce energy, and affect concentration.  Benzodiazepines such as clonazepam and lorazepam are generally prescribed to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, and insomnia.  Because these drugs also may induce or aggravate sleep apnea in some cases, they should not be used in people with this condition.  These are last-line drugs due to their side effects.

What is the prognosis for people with restless legs syndrome?

RLS is generally a lifelong condition for which there is no cure.  However, current therapies can control the disorder, minimize symptoms, and increase periods of restful sleep.  Symptoms may gradually worsen with age, although the decline may be somewhat faster for individuals who also suffer from an associated medical condition.  A diagnosis of RLS does not indicate the onset of another neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease.  In addition, some individuals have remissions—periods in which symptoms decrease or disappear for days, weeks, months, or years—although symptoms often eventually reappear.  If RLS symptoms are mild, do not produce significant daytime discomfort, or do not affect an individual’s ability to fall asleep, the condition does not have to be treated.

What research is being done?

The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.  The NINDS is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the leading supporter of biomedical research in the world.

While the direct cause of RLS is often unknown, changes in the brain’s signaling pathways are likely to contribute to the disease.  In particular, researchers suspect that impaired transmission of dopamine signals in the brain’s basal ganglia may play a role.  There is a relationship between genetics and RLS.  However, currently there is no genetic testing.  NINDS-supported research is ongoing to help discover genetic relationships and to better understand what causes the disease.

The NINDS also supports research on why the use of dopamine agents to treat RLS, Parkinson’s disease, and other movement disorders can lead to impulse control disorders, with aims to develop new or improved treatments that avoid this adverse effect.

The brain arousal systems appear to be overactive in RLS and may produce both the need to move when trying to rest and the inability to maintain sleep.  NINDS-funded researchers are using advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure brain chemical changes in individuals with RLS and evaluate their relation to the disorder’s symptoms in hopes of developing new research models and ways to correct the overactive arousal process.  Since scientists currently don’t fully understand the mechanisms by which iron gets into the brain and how those mechanisms are regulated, NINDS-funded researchers are studying the role of endothelial cells—part of the protective lining called the blood-brain barrier that separates circulating blood from the fluid surrounding brain tissue—in the regulation of cerebral iron metabolism.  Results may offer new insights to treating the cognitive and movement symptoms associated with these disorders.

More information about research on RLS supported by NINDS or other components of the NIH is available through the NIH RePORTER (http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm), a searchable database of current and previously funded research, as well as research results such as publications.

Where can I get more information?

For more information on neurological disorders or research programs funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, contact the Institute’s Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN) at:

BRAIN
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
800-352-9424

Information also is available from the following organizations:

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
3006 Bee Caves Road, Suite D206
Austin, Texas 78746
512-366-9109

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
55 Kenosia Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
203-744-0100
Voice Mail 800-999-NORD (6673)

National Sleep Foundation
1010 N. Glebe Road, Suite 310
Arlington, VA 22201
703-243-1697

American Sleep Association
1002 Lititz Pike #229
Lititz, PA 17543

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institutes of Health, DHHS
31 Center Drive, Room 4A21
Bethesda, MD 20892-2480
301-592-8573

 

Migraine Headache and Tension Headache Relief

If you experience moderate or severe migraine headaches regularly and they do not respond to medications, take a look at the following list of triggers and really consider changing your lifestyle to get headache and migraine relief.

What causes headaches?

Doctors don’t fully understand what causes most headaches. They do know that the brain tissue and the skull are never responsible since they don’t have nerves that register pain. But the blood vessels in the head and neck can signal pain, as can the tissues that surround the brain and some major nerves that originate in the brain. The scalp, sinuses, teeth, and muscles and joints of the neck can also cause head pain.

When to worry about a headache

You can take care of many types of headaches by yourself, and your doctor can give you medication to control most of the tougher headaches. But some headaches call for prompt medical care. Here are some warning signs for when you should worry about headaches:

    • Headaches that first develop after age 50
    • A major change in the pattern of your headaches
    • An unusually severe headache
    • Head pain that increases with coughing or movement
    • Headaches that get steadily worse
    • Changes in personality or mental function
    • Headaches that are accompanied by fever, stiff neck, confusion, decreased alertness or memory, or neurological symptoms such as visual disturbances, slurred speech, weakness, numbness, or seizures
    • Headaches that are accompanied by a painful red eye
    • Headaches that are accompanied by pain and tenderness near the temples
    • Headaches after a blow to the head
    • Headaches that prevent normal daily activities
    • Headaches that come on abruptly, especially if they wake you up
    • Headaches in patients with cancer or impaired immune systems

Types of headaches

There are more than 300 types of headaches, but only about 10% of headaches have a known cause. The others are called primary headaches. Here is a rundown on some major primary headaches.

Tension headaches

Occurring in about three of every four adults, tension headaches are the most common of all headaches. In most cases, they are mild to moderate in severity and occur infrequently. But a few people get severe tension headaches, and some are troubled by them for three or four times a week.

The typical tension headache produces a dull, squeezing pain on both sides of the head. People with strong tension headaches may feel like their head is in a vise. The shoulders and neck can also ache. Some tension headaches are triggered by fatigue, emotional stress, or problems involving the muscles or joints of the neck or jaw. Most last for 20 minutes to two hours.

If you get occasional tension-type headaches, you can take care of them yourself. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, other brands) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, naproxen (Aleve, other brands), or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, other brands) often do the trick, but follow the directions on the label, and never take more than you should. A heating pad or warm shower may help; some people feel better with a short nap or light snack.

If you get frequent tension-type headaches, try to identify triggers so you can avoid them. Don’t get overtired or skip meals. Learn relaxation techniques; yoga is particularly helpful because it can relax both your mind and your neck muscles. If you clench your jaw or grind your teeth at night, a bite plate may help.

If you need more help, your doctor may prescribe a stronger pain medication or a muscle relaxant to control headache pain. Many people with recurrent tension-type headaches can prevent attacks by taking a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, generic). Fortunately, most people with tension-type headaches will do very well with simpler programs.

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Fioricet contains a combination of acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer.

Butalbital is in a group of drugs called barbiturates. It relaxes muscle contractions involved in a tension headache.

Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. It relaxes muscle contractions in blood vessels to improve blood flow.

 

Migraine

Migraines occur less often than tension headaches, but they are usually much more severe. They are two to three times more common in women than men, but that’s small consolation if you are among the 6% to 8% of all men who have migraines. And since a Harvard study of 20,084 men age 40 to 84 reported that having migraines boosts the risk of heart attacks by 42%, men with migraines should take their headaches to heart.

Neurologists believe that migraines are caused by changes in the brain’s blood flow and nerve cell activity. Genetics play a role since 70% of migraine victims have at least one close relative with the problem.

Migraine triggers. Although a migraine can come on without warning, it is often set off by a trigger. The things that set off a migraine vary from person to person, but a migraine sufferer usually remains sensitive to the same triggers. The table lists some of the most common ones.

Major migraine triggers

      • Changing weather: rising humidity, heat
      • Lack of sleep or oversleeping
      • Fatigue
      • Emotional stress
      • Sensory triggers: bright or flickering lights, loud noises, strong smells
      • Dietary triggers:
        • missing a meal
        • alcohol, especially red wine
        • chocolate
        • nitrates in cured meats and fish
        • aged cheese
        • an increase or decrease in caffeine
        • MSG (often present in Asian and prepared foods)

Migraine symptoms. Migraines often begin in the evening or during sleep. In some people, the attacks are preceded by several hours of fatigue, depression, and sluggishness or by irritability and restlessness. Because migraine symptoms vary widely, at least half of all migraine sufferers think they have sinus or tension headaches, not migraines.

About 20% of migraines begin with one or more neurological symptoms called an aura. Visual complaints are most common. They may include halos, sparkles or flashing lights, wavy lines, and even temporary loss of vision. The aura may also produce numbness or tingling on one side of the body, especially the face or hand. Some patients develop aura symptoms without getting headaches; they often think they are having a stroke, not a migraine.

The majority of migraines develop without an aura. In typical cases, the pain is on one side of the head, often beginning around the eye and temple before spreading to the back of the head. The pain is frequently severe and is described as throbbing or pulsating. Nausea is common, and many migraine patients have a watering eye, a running nose, or congestion. If these symptoms are prominent, they may lead to a misdiagnosis of sinus headaches. One way to remember the features of migraine is to use the word POUND

P is for pulsating pain
O for one-day duration of severe untreated attacks
U for unilateral (one-sided) pain
N for nausea and vomiting
D for disabling intensity.

Without effective treatment, migraine attacks usually last for four to 24 hours. When you’re suffering a migraine, even four hours is far too long — and that’s why early treatment for a migraine is so important.

Migraine treatment. If you spot a migraine in its very earliest stages, you may be able to control it with nonprescription pain relievers. Acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and a combination of pain medications and caffeine are all effective — if you take a full dose very early in the attack.

When prescription drugs are needed, most doctors turn to the triptans, which are available as tablets, nasal sprays, or as injections that patients can learn to give to themselves. Examples include sumatriptan (Imitrex), zolmitriptan (Zomig), and rizatriptan (Maxalt). Triptans provide complete relief within two hours for up to 70% of patients; the response is best if treatment is started early. Some patients require a second dose within 12 to 24 hours. Patients with cardiovascular disease and those who take a high dose of certain antidepressants need to discuss the risks of using them with their doctor.

Work with your doctor to find the migraine treatment that works best for you. Remember, though, that overuse can lead to rebound headaches and a vicious cycle of drugs and headaches. So, if you need treatment more than two or three times a week, consider preventive medications.

Migraine prevention

Some people can prevent migraines simply by avoiding triggers. Others do well with prompt therapy for occasional attacks. But patients who suffer frequent migraine attacks often benefit from preventive medications.

Effective prescription drugs include beta blockers (such as propranolol, nadolol and atenolol), certain antidepressants (such as amitriptyline),  and certain antiseizure medications (such topiramate and valproate).  Difficult cases may benefit from referral to a headache specialist.

Gabapentin is a drug that’s approved to help prevent seizures in people with epilepsy and treat nerve pain from shingles. It’s also sometimes used off-label for migraine prevention.

Gabapentin belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way.

Anticonvulsants help calm nerve impulses. It’s believed that this action may help prevent migraine pain.

This drug comes as a capsule, tablet, or solution. You take it by mouth.

Gabapentin is available as the brand-name drugs Neurontin, Gralise, and Horizant. It’s also available as a generic drug.

Gabapentin’s role in migraine prevention isn’t well known.

It’s believed that it may influence electrical activity in the brain through neurotransmitters and block calcium channels. It may also be a factor in reducing excitatory neurotransmitters like glutamate.

Still, more research needs to be done to determine why it works.

Generally, gabapentin isn’t used as a primary therapy for migraine prevention, but as an additional treatment to support other therapies.

The drugs used to prevent migraine attacks are different from drugs that treat an acute attack. Drugs that prevent migraine symptoms, such as gabapentin, must be taken on an ongoing basis to work properly.

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches are uncommon but very severe headaches, and they occur five times more often in men than women. Although anyone can get cluster headaches, the typical patient is a middle-aged man with a history of smoking.

The problem gets its name because the headaches tend to come in clusters, with one to eight headaches a day during a one- to three-month period every year or two, often at the same time of year. The pain always strikes one side of the head and is very severe. The eye on the painful side is red and watery, the eyelid may droop, and the nose runs or is blocked. The attack starts abruptly and lasts for 30 to 60 minutes. Most sufferers become restless and agitated during the attack; unable to sit still, they pace, jog in place, or beat their head against a wall. Nausea and sensitivity to light and sound may accompany the pain.

Inhaling high flow oxygen soon after the onset of the headache can often stop the attack. Sumatriptan is often effective for cluster headaches, particularly when given by injection. Other triptans may also help. Some patients favor lidocaine nose drops, dihydroergotamine injections, or other treatments. The most effective medication for preventing cluster headache attacks is verapamil, a calcium-channel blocker. Other drugs that may help include divalproex, topiramate, and lithium.

Other types of headaches

Doctors have diagnosed hundreds of conditions associated with headaches. Here are just a few:

Medication headaches. Many drugs number headaches among their side effects. And although it seems paradoxical, many medications used to treat headaches can also cause medication overuse headaches or rebound headaches. Migraine sufferers are particularly vulnerable to a vicious cycle of pain leading to more medication, which triggers more pain. If you have frequent headaches and use medication, OTC or prescription, or both, for more than 10 to 15 days a month, you may have medication overuse headaches. The way to find out is to discontinue or taper your medication — but always consult your doctor first. A corticosteroid such as prednisone may help control pain during the withdrawal period.

Sinus headaches. Acute sinusitis causes pain over the forehead, around the nose and eyes, over the cheeks, or in the upper teeth. Stooping forward increases the pain. Thick nasal discharge, congestion, and fever pinpoint the problem to the sinuses. When the acute infection resolves, the pain disappears. Sinusitis is not a common cause of chronic or recurrent headaches.

Ice cream headaches. Some people develop sharp, sudden headache pain when they eat anything cold. The pain is over in less than a minute, even if you keep eating. If you are bothered by ice cream headaches, try eating slowly and warming the cold food at the front of your mouth before you swallow it.

Headache from high blood pressure. Except in cases of very high blood pressure, hypertension does not cause headaches. In fact, most people with high blood pressure don’t have any symptoms at all, and a study of 51,234 people reported that hypertension was associated with a reduced incidence of headaches. But that’s no reason to neglect your blood pressure. Hypertension leads to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, and kidney disease, so all men should have their pressure checked, and then take steps to correct abnormalities.

Headache from exercise and sex. Sudden, strenuous exercise can bring on a headache. Gradual warm-ups or treatment with an anti-inflammatory medication before exercise can help. Sexual intercourse may also trigger headaches; some men note only dull pain, but others suffer from severe attacks called orgasmic headaches. Some people can prevent orgasmic headaches by taking an NSAID 30 to 60 minutes before intercourse.

Headache testing

Modern medicine depends on tests to diagnose many problems. For most headaches, though, a good old-fashioned history and physical will do the job. In fact, CT scans, MRIs, and EEGs (brain wave tests) look normal in tension-type headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches. Still, these tests can be vital in patients with warning signs or other worrisome headaches.

Living with constant headaches

For most of us, an occasional headache is nothing more than a temporary speed bump in the course of a busy day. Even so, most men can ease the problem with simple lifestyle measures and nonprescription medications. Relaxation techniques, biofeedback, yoga, and acupuncture may also help. But for some of us, headaches are a big problem. Learn to recognize warning signs that call for prompt medical care. Work with your doctor to develop a program to prevent and treat migraines and other serious headaches. And don’t fall into the trap of overusing medications; for some gents, rebound headaches are the biggest pain of all.

Fioricet Side Effects that make you stop taking fioricet

Fioricet may have some side effects, some are serious side effects, some are not serious side effects.   The serious fioricet side effects are: an allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives; or slow, weak breathing; liver damage (yellowing of the skin or eyes, … Continue reading “Fioricet Side Effects that make you stop taking fioricet”

Fioricet may have some side effects, some are serious side effects, some are not serious side effects.

 

The serious fioricet side effects are:
an allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives; or slow, weak breathing; liver damage (yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort, unusual bleeding or bruising, severe fatigue); blood problems (easy or unusual bleeding or bruising); or low blood sugar (fatigue, increased hunger or thirst, dizziness, or fainting)

If you experience above side effects, stop taking fioricet immediately.