The brand name for a combination of caffeine, acetaminophen, and butalbital, Fiorinal is a prescription pain reliever. Unfortunately, it’s also strongly addictive – one of the active ingredients, butalbital, is a barbiturate drug. Used as prescription tranquilizers, barbiturates have been supplanted by benzodiazepines due to the risk of addiction and overdose.
Barbiturates have a reputation, and with good reason – they are extremely easy to build up a tolerance to and overdosing on them can be tragically easy. Additionally, Fiorinal abuse can be very difficult to treat. Fiorinal withdrawal is dangerous, complex, and difficult. Certified detox is a must when recovering from Fiorinal addiction.
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