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Who should not take Fioricet with Codeine?

You should not take the ingredients in Fioricet with Codeine (butalbital, acetaminophen, caffeine and codeine) if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as breathing difficulties, addiction, withdrawal or life-threatening side effects could result. Also, avoid this medication if you are allergic to any of its components. Inform your doctor before taking this medication if you have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or sleep apnea; liver cirrhosis or liver or kidney disease; 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. If you drink alcohol, you may have to quit before taking Fioricet with Codeine (butalbital, acetaminophen, caffeine and codeine). Codeine products should not be given to children for pain relief after surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids.

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