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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 it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin together for a headache?

Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin together for a headache?

Sure: You can space them out or choose one of the combination products like Excedrin (aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine). I also agree that Ibuprofen is a better choice than aspirin. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) for a headache if I am taking a daily baby aspirin?

Is it ok to take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) for a headache if I am taking a daily baby aspirin?

Yes, BUT-----: Do not take it if--you have taken other tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) containing medications (as tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose is possible) or if you are allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I'm on aspirin for my heart problem. Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache?

I'm on aspirin for my heart problem. Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache?

YES: If you have to take the tyelnol more than weekly for your headache; see your doctor to find out the cause of the headache. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is removed by the liver so make sure you don't have liver problems or other medications that may interact with the tylenol (acetaminophen) or cause problems for the liver in combination. Your doctor should be able to help you identify potential problems. ...Read more

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Why does my headache not go away with anything, it causes neck pain and pressure in my head. I take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, muscle relaxant nothing helps ?

Why does my headache not go away with anything, it causes neck pain and pressure in my head. I take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, muscle relaxant nothing helps ?

Can be Aurable....: For most people, dealing with a headache goes no further than taking a common over the counter medication, maybe relaxing for awhile, and the pain is gone. Bu,t there are some headaches that come with much more intensiveness, in clusters, or with vision and sensory distortions that simply defy the usual headache treatment remedies. Your needs will best be met by seeking out a headache specialist. ...Read more

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How bad is taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin each day, if done according to label? I know it's not good, but i get headaches almost each day, maybe rebound?

How bad is taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin each day, if done according to label? I know it's not good, but i get  headaches almost each day, maybe rebound?

Not harmful,not good: Taking Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) every day is not harmful in that it will not kill you, and if you are obeying the label it is unlikely that you will do any serious damage to any organs. You are correct, however, that taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or any otc pain med (or fiorcet, percocet, vicodin, etc). Frequently can put you in a rebound cycle which will make treating your headaches very difficult. ...Read more

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What is the best/most effective otc med for tension headache? Aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Or do they all work equally well?

What is the best/most effective otc med for tension headache? Aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Or do they all work equally well?

Experiences: Not sure one is better than another, as Tylenol (acetaminophen) seems to have fewer stomach issues, but Aleve may work well in patients who also have migraine. Try a couple and see which you tolerate better. ...Read more

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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more