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A 56-year-old female asked:

I had a 2 beers and i want to know how many hours i must wait until i can take excedrin extra strength safely to get rid of my headache.

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Migraine?: Sounds like a migraine. If this is a recent occurrence, you will need an evaluation which may include a MRI brain scan. You may take execedrin with your beers but do realize that having more than 2 drinks/beers may be a trigger for your migraine. There are effective drugs to treat migraine but again if this is a recent problem. you need a neurologic workup.
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Excedrin: There is risk of bleeding due to interaction of aspirin with alcohol. It can be taken 2 hours before or 1 hour after alcohol consumption. But keep in mind that alcohol can worsen the headache anyway.

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