Is Fioricet An Opiate Drug?


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No, Fioricet is not an opiate. Instead it is a combination of three substances, which are:

  • Acetaminophen 325mg
  • Butalbital 50mg
  • Caffeine 40 mg
The drug is typically used to relieve the symptoms of a fever and as a strong pain killer, usually to treat headaches and migraines.

The medication works by causing a depressant effect on the body's central nervous system - which means that pain caused by headaches and fevers are reduced.

Is Fioricet an opiate?
If you are about to take a standard ten-panel urine screening test for employment or parole reasons, then taking Fioricet will not cause any false positive results.

Acetaminophen, Butalbital or Caffeine are not searched for in these tests, and they are not chemically similar to any abusive or illegal substances.

Standard urine tests look for ten substances in the sample, which are:

  • Amphetamines.
  • Barbiturates.
  • Benzodiazepines.
  • Cannabinoids (such as THC)
  • Cocaine.
  • Methadone.
  • Methaqualone.
  • Opiates.
  • PCP.
  • Propoxyphene.

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