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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

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'm having a migraine headache, I took excedrine migraine about 7 hours ago, can I take an Advil (ibuprofen) or excedrine extra strength now?

I'm having a migraine headache, I took excedrine migraine about 7 hours ago, can I take an Advil (ibuprofen) or excedrine extra strength now?

No: You should not not take more than 2 tabs in 24 hours, unless directed by a physician. I can not suggest taking any more of this drug or any other drug of this nature until 24 hours has passed. If however you are feeling extreme pain please go to a clinic for an exam. ...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 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'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 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 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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My husband had 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 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 took Zoloft at eleven o'clock yesterday morning and I have a migraine​. Is it safe to take an ibuprofen or an Excedrin without horrible side effects?

I took Zoloft at eleven o'clock yesterday morning and I have a migraine​. Is it safe to take an ibuprofen or an Excedrin without horrible side effects?

Be careful: Avoid ibuprofen and all NSAIDs, also compounds containing aspirin as excedrin migraine, all those can interact with zoloft and cause increased risk of bleeding or CNS symptoms, if used without caution. You may want to use preparations like excedrin tension headache which contains acetaminophem and caffeine for now, no aspirin in it, and on your next doctor's visit address this issue, good luck ...Read more

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Migraine took 2 excedrine migraine at 4pm. Helped for awhile, now pain is back even worse. Can I take some ibuprofen? It's 9:25 pm.

Another dose: Yes, unless you have a history of ibuprofen or NSAID overuse, or stomach irritation from these medicines, you can take ibuprofen. The effects of these medicines often last only 4-6 hours, it is not surprising you feel the need for a new dose. ...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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I took an Advil Cold & Sinus about an hour and a half ago yet I still have a terrible migraine/headache. What can I do to feel better?

See MD: You need a full history and physical exam. Including a neurological exam. If bleeding and neurological signs are excluded, status migrainosus can be safely and effectively treated with intramuscular toradol and phenergan in most cases. Rizatriptan a slower but good treatment option if no allergy. Go to urgent care for a workup. ...Read more

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I took 1 aleve this morning and want to take 2 advil as soon as possible how much time do I have to wait? By the way its for my migraine.

I took 1 aleve this morning and want to take 2 advil as soon as possible how much time do I have to wait? By the way its for my migraine.

By the way:: Don't mix NSAIDS, I suggest Aleve only at a dose of 2 tab initially and then 1-2 tab every 8 hrs on a full stomach. If tot relieved within 12 hrs, you will need prescription medicine and you should be seen by your PCP. ...Read more

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Hi. I was wondering if I can take clarinase with Advil (ibuprofen) migraine. Thank you!?

Hi. I was wondering if I can take clarinase with Advil (ibuprofen) migraine. Thank you!?

Pharmacist: Your pharmacist can provide you with specific drug-drug interactions. Stop in and see if they can help review your medications. ...Read more

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I'm at the end of a migraine. I usually feel better at night then horrible in the morning. Any suggestions to knock it out? Other than Advil (ibuprofen).

I'm at the end of a migraine. I usually feel better at night then horrible in the morning. Any suggestions to knock it out? Other than Advil (ibuprofen).

Postdrome: After the migraine symptoms subside, many patients feel exhausted, confused or fatigued. The postdrome symptoms are generally easier to manage than the other migraine stages. The headache is described as a dull, diffuse, annoying headache that may persist for one to two days, but is not disabling. Aspirin or ibuprofen is often used. ...Read more

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If a person took 2 mgs lorazapam by mistake vs Advil (ibuprofen) for migraine what can be expected.

If a person took 2 mgs lorazapam by mistake vs Advil (ibuprofen) for migraine what can be expected.

Headache: Sedation, drowsiness, possibly dizziness, and all other effects and collateral effects of lorazepam. Try to avoid any future mistakes, only take what is prescribed for you. Migraine would still be there if Ibuprofen was the treatment and nobody took the tablet, unless symptoms spontaneously subsided. Ask your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you take advil when taking prednisone 50mg daily? I have a migraine.

Can you take advil when taking prednisone 50mg daily? I have a migraine.

Potential moderate: Interaction. Combining these medications can "increase the risk of side effects in the gastrointestinal tract such as inflammation, bleeding, ulceration, and rarely, perforation." Per Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. Discuss with your pharmacist or doctor. ...Read more

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I have taken 2 butal for my migraine and it didn't help can I take 800 mg of Advil (ibuprofen)?

Yes: Just don't mix it too often if the butalbital has Aspirin in it because of GI and renal side effects. ...Read more

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I took 3 excederin migraine. Headache is almost gone was wondering if I could take an Advil (ibuprofen) pm have to be up early?

I took 3 excederin migraine. Headache is almost gone was wondering if I could take an Advil (ibuprofen) pm have to be up early?

Based on your: Concerns you've gone this route with the caffeine (excedrin) before. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) plus Ibuprofen may get you to sleep. How you feel in the morning depends on how you react to the most anticholinergic substance known to man. Perhaps you should try another approach to the headaches (see a doctor) ...Read more

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Was given 2 mgs of lorazapam when should have been. 25 or. 5 170 lbs and only take Advil (ibuprofen) for migraine what could be expected?

Was given 2 mgs of lorazapam when should have been. 25 or. 5 170 lbs and only take Advil (ibuprofen) for migraine what could be expected?

Sleepy: Jimmy,

The increased dose of lorazepam should cause some extra drowsiness, but that dose is well within the acceptable range for someone your size. I wouldn't expect any significant adverse reactions. If you have extreme confusion, your friends cannot wake you, or you have difficulty breathing, go to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more