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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Is Aleve (naproxen) effective for tension headaches?

Is Aleve (naproxen) effective for tension headaches?

Yes: Aleve is a trade name for naproxen, a long-acting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory that can help fevers and pain of different kinds, including headaches. ...Read more

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Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) plus effective for migraine type headaches?

Is  esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) plus effective for migraine type headaches?

Not always.: First, it depends on the cause of the headache, since it contains acetaminophen, caffeine, and a barbiturate. Its official indication is for severe tension headaches. There are other medicines that would be better for migraine treatment. If your headaches are severe, please see your doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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Is hylands migraine relief safe for ulcer. Taking prilosec.Http://www.Drugs.Com/drp/hyland-s-migraine-headache-relief-tablets.Html?

Is hylands migraine relief safe for ulcer. Taking prilosec.Http://www.Drugs.Com/drp/hyland-s-migraine-headache-relief-tablets.Html?

Probably. but bad.: This doesn't contain any ingredients that one would expect would cause abdominal pain or aggravate an ulcer, but it does contain belladonna, which the fda rates as unsafe. That said, the amount of actually anything in many homeopathic products is basically none. Belladonna can cause seizures, slowed breathing, lethargy, sleepiness, muscle weakness, and death… same as "deadly nightshade". ...Read more

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Is aspirin good for headache?

Is aspirin good for headache?

Aspirin: Aspirin is a great anti-inflammatory and is useful for some types of headache. The problem is that aspirin is a potent blood thinner and can irritate the stomach and cause kidney problems. Doctors often prefer ibuprofen since it has excellent anti-inflammatory effects with a much lower blood thinning effect. ...Read more

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Will Excedrin migraine work for ongoing migraine?

Maybe: It might help and will not cause any issues to try. It is just over the counter medications that benefit some people with migraines and is seen as an abortive medication. If it does not, then you will have to consider prescription medications, such as triptans or ergots that can be more effective for abortive therapy. Excedrin migraine does work very well for some people, and others it does not. ...Read more

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Is fiorcet ok for migranes?

Is fiorcet ok for migranes?

Yes: Even though it has fda approval for tension headaches, it can also be used for migraine ha. Not my first choice. Imitrex (sumatriptan) is more effective. ...Read more

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Paracetamol or aspirin ?Which is better for treating headaches.

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Paracetamol or aspirin ?Which is better for treating headaches.

Paracetamol/aspirin?: There is no such thing as "best" "better" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. See your PCP for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for sinus migraine? Aleve Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

What is the best medication for sinus migraine? Aleve Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

A decongestant: Is needed too. One that doesn't raise your blood pressure. Treats the cause rather than just the headache. Excedrine migraine seems to work well for the headache. A visit to your ENT to address the source best. ...Read more

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Can I take an Advil (ibuprofen) for headache after taking a low dose aspirin?

Can I take an Advil (ibuprofen) for headache after taking a low dose aspirin?

Yes: Unless a person has kidney problems or uncontrolled high blood pressure, they can still take medications such as Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) even if they take a daily low-dose aspirin. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best for migraine..I am taking relpax (eletriptan) now.

Which medicine is best for migraine..I am taking relpax (eletriptan) now.

Good abortive: Relpax (eletriptan) has reputation for working when other triptans fail, but other good choices include treximet, frova, zomig nasal spray. Perhaps if frequent headaches, perhaps preventative like depakote, topirimate, or otc butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, etc. ...Read more

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40mg fluoxetine-panic disorder, 180mg verapamil-cluster headache prevention (daily).Can I take rizatriptan pill 1hr after those meds for the headache?

40mg fluoxetine-panic disorder, 180mg verapamil-cluster headache prevention (daily).Can I take rizatriptan pill 1hr after those meds for the headache?

May be risky: Taking Fluoxetine, a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, along with a triptan, a serotonin receptor agonist, increases the risk of serotonin syndrome.The syndrome consists of mental status changes, autonomic dysfunction, and neuromuscular abnormalities. Taking Fluoxetine with Verapamil, or Verapamil with Rizatriptan does not pose problematic interactions. Discuss concerns with doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) a good medication for severe headache?

Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) a good medication for severe headache?

Not always.: First, it depends on the cause of the headache, since it contains acetaminophen, caffeine, and a barbiturate. If your headaches are severe, please see your doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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I'm taking lovenox and have terrible migraine. Tylenol not helping headache. What stronger headache med ok to take with lovenox?

I'm taking lovenox and have terrible migraine.  Tylenol not helping headache. What stronger headache med ok to take with lovenox?

Be careful : Good that you asked, lovenox is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) and any any drug in this category would interact with other medicines, unfortunately, most severe headache medicines would contain aspirin or NSAIDs, both can interact with blood thinners and increase the risk of bleeding. You can try acetaminphen and caffeine preparations, as plain Excedrin, read the labels carefully, good luck ...Read more

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Safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache? Taking lantus, celexa 20mg and Lorazapam .25 2-3x prn (tapering) Thanks

Usually Yes...: For some people Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with muscle tension headaches. Don't take more than 2 grams (3 max) per day since that can cause liver damage. If your headache doesn't get better or changes then talk to your doctor. ...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


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Migraine (Definition)

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