Fioricet and Pregnancy and Nursing


Taking Fioricet During Pregnancy: Pregnancy Category C

There are no adequate studies on the effects of Fioricet in pregnant women. That’s why you should only use Fioricet during pregnancy if the potential benefit is greater than the potential risk to your unborn child. If you are pregnant, or think you might be pregnant, talk to your doctor about using Fioricet. You can also check to see if there is a Fioricet pregnancy exposure registry for that medicine. The Food and Drug Administration has a list of pregnancy exposure registries ( that pregnant women can join.

Taking Fioricet While Breast Feeding

The ingredients in Fioricet are excreted in human breast milk in small amounts. Because butalbital, acetaminophen and caffeine have the potential to cause side effects in nursing infants, ask your doctor if you should avoid taking Fioricet while you are nursing your baby. It is important that women do not stop breastfeeding unnecessarily, however more information may be needed about the actual effects of Fioricet to be certain it is safe to use while breastfeeding.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010. Click the References Link below for a complete list of references.