Review: could Fioricet cause Seizure?


Summary

Seizure is found among people who take Fioricet, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Oxycodone, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 5,580 people who have side effects while taking Fioricet from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Seizure. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizure and more.

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Fioricet

Fioricet has active ingredients of acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeine. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Fioricet 6,114 users)

Seizure

Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) has been reported by people with seizures, rashes, drug ineffective, drowsiness, memory loss (latest reports from 22,872 Seizure patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

5,580 people reported to have side effects when taking Fioricet.
Among them, 22 people (0.39%) have Seizure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fioricet cause Seizure?

Time on Fioricet when people have Seizure *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Seizure when taking Fioricet *:

  • female: 71.43 %
  • male: 28.57 %

Age of people who have Seizure when taking Fioricet *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.88 %
  • 30-39: 17.65 %
  • 40-49: 41.18 %
  • 50-59: 23.53 %
  • 60+: 11.76 %

Severity if Seizure when taking Fioricet **:

  • least: 100 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Seizure **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (9 people, 40.91%)
  • Seizure (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Pain (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Hypertension (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Anxiety (4 people, 18.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycodone (5 people, 22.73%)
  • Xanax (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Soma (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Ibuprofen. (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Depakote (4 people, 18.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Memory Impairment (7 people, 31.82%)
  • Balance Disorder (5 people, 22.73%)
  • Headache (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Visual Impairment (3 people, 13.64%)
  • Nausea (3 people, 13.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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