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

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

Can I take 800 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) after taking 2 Excedrin s a 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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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'm currently on Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). Is it ok to take the occasional Excedrin or Advil? Tylenol doesn't really help my headaches.

I'm currently on Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride).  Is it ok to take the occasional Excedrin or Advil? Tylenol doesn't really help my headaches.

Occasional ok: Occasional Motrin is ok. However ssris affect platelet aggregation which can lead to easy bruising. Take Motrin with food or milk to avoid developing a gastric ulcer. If you are having migraines often consider Topamax (topiramate) or elavil for prevention. ...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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I'm a social drinker and hear scary stories re: Advil and Tylenol and its affects. If I take one excedrin is it dangerous to liver if i have cocktail?

I'm a social drinker and hear scary stories re: Advil and Tylenol and its affects. If I take one excedrin is it dangerous to liver if i have cocktail?

Maybe its worth...: ...asking why you feel the need to take analgesics? You're of course also right in raising concern about the effects of alcohol in potentiating liver disease. ...Read more

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I was wondering if Ibuprofen (Advil) or Excedrin is better to take for inflammation in vein of penis?

I was wondering if Ibuprofen (Advil) or Excedrin is better to take for inflammation in vein of penis?

Ibuprofen at first: Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and is more likely to calm down venous inflammation. Excedrin, unless it is the combination excedrin which contains an NSAID, only has releif of pain but not anti-inflammatory properties. ...Read more

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