The Fioricet generic name is acetaminophen/butalbital/caffeine.
Fioricet is a combination medication containing butalbital, acetaminophen, and caffeine. It’s used to treat tension headaches, but can become habit-forming. It can also worsen headaches if used too frequently, so it’s not a first-choice option for treating tension headaches.
Fioricet, Esgic, Zebutal, Vanatol LQ
Barbiturate / Analgesic / Adenosine antagonist
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CLASSIFICATION
Controlled in some states. See FAQs below.
Fioricet does not have many known street names if any at all. However, butalbital goes by a few street names:
- Christmas trees
- Red Devils
- Yellow jackets
Different brand names for butalbital, acetaminophen, and caffeine include:
- Capacet (discontinued)
- Margesic (discontinued)
- Phrenilin Forte