What is the Side Effects of Fioricet ?

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

    1. Lightheadedness
    2. shortness of breath

Incidence not known

    1. Abdominal or stomach pain
    2. black, tarry stools
    3. bleeding gums
    4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    5. blood in the urine or stools
    6. blurred vision
    7. change in the frequency of urination or amount of urine
    8. chills
    9. cough
    10. diarrhea
    11. difficulty with breathing
    12. difficulty with swallowing
    13. dizziness
    14. drowsiness
    15. dry mouth
    16. fainting
    17. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    18. flushed or dry skin
    19. fruit-like breath odor
    20. hives, itching, or skin rash
    21. increased hunger
    22. increased thirst
    23. increased urination
    24. joint or muscle pain
    25. loss of appetite
    26. nausea or vomiting
    27. pinpoint red spots on the skin
    28. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    29. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    30. red, irritated eyes
    31. seizures
    32. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
    33. sore throat
    34. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
    35. sweating
    36. swelling of the feet or lower legs
    37. tightness in the chest
    38. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
    39. troubled breathing
    40. unexplained weight loss
    41. unusual bleeding or bruising
    42. unusual tiredness or weakness
    43. weakness

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

    1. Confusion as to time, place, or person
    2. dark urine
    3. difficult or painful urination
    4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
    5. fever
    6. general feeling of discomfort or illness
    7. hallucinations
    8. headache
    9. holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
    10. increased sweating
    11. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
    12. light-colored stools
    13. loss of appetite
    14. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
    15. restlessness
    16. sudden decrease in the amount of urine
    17. sweating
    18. trouble sleeping
    19. unpleasant breath odor
    20. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
    21. vomiting of blood
    22. yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

    1. Relaxed and calm
    2. sleepiness

Incidence not known

    1. Anxiety
    2. bloated
    3. constipation
    4. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
    5. depression
    6. earache
    7. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
    8. false or unusual sense of well-being
    9. full feeling
    10. hearing loss
    11. heartburn
    12. heavy eyelids
    13. high energy
    14. hot spells
    15. hyperventilation
    16. irritability
    17. numbness
    18. pain in the leg
    19. passing gas
    20. sluggishness
    21. stuffy nose
    22. tingling sensation

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.