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I Accidentally took Excedrin and ibuprofen together. Should I be worried?

I Accidentally took Excedrin and ibuprofen together.  Should I be worried?

Best not: It is best not to take Excedrin and ibuprofen together as they both work in a similar fashion and share possible side effects, however if the dose is in the usual range and this is not repeated there is little danger. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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I've had a terrible migraine since last monday I've taken soo much Excedrin n ibuprofen my stomach hurts I need to know an alternative it's killing me?

I've had a terrible migraine since last monday I've taken soo much Excedrin n ibuprofen my stomach hurts I need to know an alternative it's killing me?

Migraine: You probably need to ask your doctor for a pain medicine, but also you may want to see a neurologist for a maintenance medication to prevent these long migraine episodes. If you can't wait until the morning, the er may give you something to help you overnight. ...Read more

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I get severe migraines and have been taking a lot of Excedrin and ibuprofen all week now I'm having stomach ulcer symptoms what do I need to do? Er?

I get severe migraines and have been taking a lot of Excedrin and ibuprofen all week now I'm having stomach ulcer symptoms what do I need to do? Er?

Stop Hurting You: No need to go to the er unless you are throwing up blood. But, you must stop the exedrin and really limit the ibuprofen. Take some Prilosec otc and see how you feel in 24 hours. And never in the future will you combine these two, correct? ...Read more

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Can you take Excedrin and Advil (ibuprofen) together for sever headache?!

Yes both: Recent research suggests that taking lower doses of both medications can work synergistically. ...Read more

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Headache for a week-nothing helps. What should I do? For the past week I have had a headache. I've tried ibuprofen, excedrin, & sinus headache medication. I've used hot a compress and a cold compress. Nothing seems to help. I'm not sure what to do at

Headache for a week-nothing helps.  What should I do? For the past week I have had a headache.  I've tried ibuprofen, excedrin, & sinus headache medication.  I've used hot a compress and a cold compress.  Nothing seems to help.  I'm not sure what to do at

?sinus infection: A sinus infection and/or sinus allergies can cause a week-long headache. The diagnosis depends on where the headaches are in your head. Are they by the cheekbones and forehead? Those are the typical areas of pain if the sinuses are involved. Are you having fevers? Green or yellow mucus? You may need an antibiotic. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is drinking red bull and then taking Advil (ibuprofen) and Excedrin bad for you? Please advise!

Is drinking red bull and then taking Advil (ibuprofen) and Excedrin bad for you? Please advise!

Probably: Primarily because you subjecting your stomach to a high concentration of ibuprofen which could at the very least irritate your stomach, possibly starting an ulcer. On a more serious note you can cause kidney damage or initiate high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can I take 5 mg of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) an hour after 800 mg of ibuprofen and Excedrin?

Can I take 5 mg of flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) an hour after 800 mg of ibuprofen and Excedrin?

See a pain doctor: It is dangerous to combine Exedrin and ibuprofen- so please stop until you talk to your doctor or a pain specialist. You can take flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) together, should not interfere. ...Read more

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My husband had a migraine for 2 days this morning he has taken two Excedrin migraine reliever and ibuprofen. Is he able to take hydrocodone today?

My husband had a migraine for 2 days this morning he has taken two Excedrin migraine reliever and ibuprofen. Is he able to take hydrocodone today?

Would avoid: Analgesics, especially opioids can lead to a more chronic headache pattern, and it is best that specific migraine indicated medications be employed exclusively. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for three days Advil (ibuprofen) and Excedrin migraine not working....have nausea....I don't usually have headaches and never one Advil (ibuprofen) does?

I have had a headache for three days Advil (ibuprofen) and Excedrin migraine not working....have nausea....I don't usually have headaches and never one Advil (ibuprofen) does?

May be a migraine: Do you have light sensitivity? Do you have a throbbing or pulsating headache? If yes, then you probably have a migraine. It may help you to have treatment with a medicine such as sumatriptan, or ketorolac, to have relief. Do not fear, this kind of headache does get better soon!

If you do not have these symptoms, or if you do, an evaluation is also a good idea. ...Read more

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Taking 2 Excedrin 12 hr after taking 4 advil (ibuprofen)?

Taking 2 Excedrin 12 hr after taking 4 advil (ibuprofen)?

Yes, you can: However, neither medication should be taken more than 4 times daily. F you your pain is not relieved with these OTC medications, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How long after taking 800 mg of. Ibuprofen can I take 2 excedrin?

How long after taking 800 mg of. Ibuprofen can I take 2 excedrin?

Talk to your doctor: Ibuprofen lasts about 6-8 hours. Take excedrin as directed after that. Nsaids can cause ulcers and life threatening bleeding. Talk to your physician about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I take 800 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) after taking 2 Excedrin s an hour ago?

Can I take 800 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) after taking 2 Excedrin s an hour ago?

Yes, you can: There are no drug interactions and you can alternate Excedrin and advil (ibuprofen). Always follow the directions on the "Drug Facts" label and do not exceed maximum daily dose. ...Read more

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I have taken 2 400mg ibuprofen & 2 extra strength excedrin, should I be worried?

I have taken 2 400mg ibuprofen & 2 extra strength excedrin, should I be worried?

Not a problem: I am guessing you have had some pain, perhaps musculoskeletal or headache, and hopefully these drugs in the quantity you have mentioned will give you relief. Always best to start with lower dose and work up to a therapeutic level. ...Read more

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Can I take advil (ibuprofen) pm, about six hours after taking excedrin extra strength?

Yes but only if ...: Advil is a brand of ibuprofen while Excedrin is a branded combination of aspirin, acetaminophen & caffeine, assuming that I'm describing your version. If so, you can take these two meds 6hrs apart as you asked. However, do consider taking plain acetaminophen rather than Excedrin in order to avoid having high(er) dose aspirin in your system along w/ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I took 2 200 ibuprofen and 250 excedrin extra strength at the same time what will happen?

I took 2 200 ibuprofen and 250 excedrin extra strength at the same time what will happen?

Less pain: Probably have less pain but maybe a bit of upset stomach. One can talk with her primary care doctor about why there is pain and what treatments might be most helpful. ...Read more

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I have taken 2 ibuprofen and 2 extra strength excedrin / migraine. Should I be worried?

I have taken 2 ibuprofen and 2 extra strength excedrin / migraine. Should I be worried?

Not recommended: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves 3 specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Horrible migraine; 400 mg ibuprofen didn't help. How long before I can take Excedrin Migraine?

Horrible migraine; 400 mg ibuprofen didn't help. How long before I can take Excedrin Migraine?

Migraine Treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves 3 specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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I'm having a very bad toothache I took two extra strength excedrin around 30 minutes ago can I take 800 milligrams of ibuprofen?

I'm having a very bad toothache I took two extra strength excedrin around 30 minutes ago can I take 800 milligrams of ibuprofen?

Not smart: Adding overly large amount of one pain killer (anything more than 400mg Ibuprofen is not more effective than 400mg) to a large (extra strength aspirin) can do more harm than good. Pain caused by infected tooth (abscess). Pain killer will not cure infection. Antibiotics will only control, not cure, infection. See Dentist ASAP for appropriate Rx. That's the only way to fix your problem. ...Read more

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I took 2 excedrin 5 hours ago. Is it safe to take 600mg of ibuprofen now for my migraine?

I took 2 excedrin 5 hours ago. Is it safe to take 600mg of ibuprofen now for my migraine?

Should be fine as: Excedrin only contains acetaminophen as the pain reliever along with aspirin, not ibuprofen. Though taking too many medications will make some things worse. Be careful and wait for the medications to take effect rather than reaching for more pills. And get some sleep if you can, which helps migraines a lot (personal experience :)) ...Read more

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I have bad ra pain can I take two excedrin pm and 800 mg ibuprofen at the same time at nighttime?

I have bad ra pain can I take two excedrin pm and 800 mg ibuprofen at the same time at nighttime?

May a be good idea: This may be a good idea because you don't want to take two medicines that have anti inflammatory activity but Excedrin PM does not have an anti-inflammatory NSAIDs it has acetaminophen or Tylenol since the Stelera is use for psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis do you have rheumatoid arthritis or not? These guidelines are still OK for psoriatic arthritis ...Read more

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Severe migraine tip please I took 2 advils (ibuprofen) and there not working I feel nauseous and cant find my excedrin?

Triptans: Are Migraine specific medications which generally target your symptoms well. (Meds like sumatriptan). You need to be evaluated to see if they are appropriate for you. If you have never used them, you could be quite surprised at how effective they are. If this is a new symptom, you need immediate evaluation. If this is a chronic event, you may need to be on preventive medication. ...Read more

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I get a headache within 30 minutes of me taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). To help it, I took an ibuprofen one night and an Excedrin another day. Is this okay?

I get a headache within 30 minutes of me taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). To help it, I took an ibuprofen one night and an Excedrin another day.  Is this okay?

Headache: Make sure you're eating before taking Vyvance. You can also try splitting the dose. Ex. if taking 20 mg in am try 10 mg am and 10 mg right after lunch. ...Read more

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I took 1 Excedrin migrane at 10 am and the second ezcedrin migrane at 11pm. How long do I have to wait to take an advil (ibuprofen). I have a really bad migrane?

Seek medical help: If treatment with excedrin is not successful and the headaches is still refractory, you should seek medical assistance. For these attacks, an abortive medication such as Dihydroergotamine (dhe), sumatriptan (imitrex) or one of the newer triptan medications is often prescribed. ...Read more

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Can I take Excedrin for a headache while breastfeeding? Ibuprofen not helping.

Yes: An occassional excedrin is perfectly safe to take while breastfeeding. Can also use tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-medical things such as a warm shower, neck wrap/massage, deep breathing. ...Read more

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