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A 30-year-old member asked:

i know excedrin is strong enough but is anything stronger available?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Yes: Over the counter, there is Ibuprofen (advil) you can take up to 600-800mg up to 4 times daily, aleve (naproxen) up to 500mg twice daily. Also you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) up to 1000mg at a time for max of 3 doses daily. Before you consider these medications, you want to make sure you don;t have any kidney or liver issues as these medications have been known to cause issues with known disease.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

I think im getting rebound headaches because im taking way to much excedrin...How can I stop these headaches.. The Excedrin only helps for couple hrs.?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
Stop Rebounding: Rebound headaches are most likely what you are experiencing. First of all, you need to find out what started your headaches and followup accordingly. Basically the treatment of rebound headaches involves reducing the frequency of your offending "rebounding medicine". You need ot get on preventive or prophylactic (preventive) medicine. There are a number of these medications that can really help.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Excedrin with the flu. Is that a good combination?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Should be OK: This will simply help to relieve symptoms. If you had treated this early with tamiflu (oseltamivir) or other anti-influenza agents you may minimize both symptoms and duration of infection.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to take a cracked excedrin?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Yes: As long as you take both halves, you should have no problem.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Why does it seem like Excedrin always elevateds my modd?

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Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management 36 years experience
Acetaminophen: Recent studies have shown that Acetaminophen (tylenol) can have an effect on mood. Specifically it seems to have an antidepressant effect on some people. Be very careful however, this does not mean that taking more Acetaminophen will make you happier. Acetaminophen is a liver toxin and can be fatal in large doses. Fatal. Some experts have recommended decreasing the maximum daily dose from 4to3 gm.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to take Excedrin 4 times a week?

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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
No: You want to limit the use of Excedrin as it is known to cause rebound headaches. If you are requiring this medication do often the you should discuss your problems with you primary doc.

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