Tension headaches are described as headaches that are located in the back of the head, They are normally caused by tension in the body that is a result of a number of different things including overwork and stress. Tension headaches are the most common form of headache in adults. There are two basic types of tension headaches, chronic and episodic.
Chronic tension headaches last for hours and may be continuous, meaning they occur more than 15 days a month and last for more than three months. Episodic tension headaches last only about 30 minutes and occur less than 15 days each month. Regardless of the type of tension headache you may be experiencing, there are a number of different remedies available. One thing you can try is fioricet.
Fioricet is a pain reliever available only by prescription through a doctor. It is primarily used to treat tension headaches that are caused by muscle contractions and is a combination of acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine. These three ingredients work together very well to help relieve the pain. Acetaminophen is a common pain reliever and fever reducer.
Butalbital is a barbiturate that helps to relax the muscle contractions that are involved in the headache. The caffeine is a muscle stimulant that helps to relax muscle contractions in the blood vessels and improve blood flow in general. Butalbital may be habit forming, and this drug has been ranked as FDA Category C.
This means that it is not known whether or not this drug will harm an unborn baby. Be sure to let your physician know if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Also, it can pass into breast milk and therefore may harm a nursing baby.
If this drug sounds like it may be of benefit to you, be sure to get a complete physical exam by a physician as there may be some underlying medical conditions that could be impacted by the use of this medication. With a prescription, Fioricet is available at most pharmacies. You may also be able to purchase it online from a participating US pharmacy. Regardless of the course you choose, taking steps to control your tension headaches will put you well on the road to recovery.