What should I know about Fioricet with codeine before taking it?

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions and current medications before taking any of the ingredients in Fioricet with Codeine which are: butalbital, acetaminophen, caffeine and codeine. Avoid this medication if you are allergic to any of its components. The following other conditions may worsen while taking Fioricet with Codeine: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea, liver cirrhosis, porphyria or liver or kidney disease. Stop taking Fioricet right away and tell your doctor if you develop a skin rash. Tell your doctor if you have a history of head injury or brain tumor; low blood pressure; a stomach or intestinal disorder; curvature of the spine; mental illness; or a history of drug or alcohol addiction. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Codeine and butalbital are addictive, so do not take more than your prescribed dose and never give your medication to anyone else. Codeine products should not be given to children for pain relief after surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids. 

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