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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

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 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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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...: 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 vain of penis?

I was wondering if Ibuprofen (Advil) or Excedrin is better to take for inflammation in vain 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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Running "100.5 mild" I took Excedrin 10 hours ago bcus of headache which is gone now. Can I take dayquil or advil (ibuprofen). I have a pretty bad sore throat too?

Running "100.5 mild" I took Excedrin 10 hours ago bcus of headache which is gone now. Can I take dayquil or advil (ibuprofen). I have a pretty bad sore throat too?

Common cold: Yes. It is safe to take the ibuprofen and DayQuil. Try gargling frequently with warm salt water to relieve the sore throat. Humidifiers and saline nasal sprays are helpful for congestion. If the symptoms persist or worsen then see your doctor to exclude an infection or the flu. ...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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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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What is the difference between Aleve, (naproxen) Advil and Excedrin?

What is the difference between Aleve, (naproxen) Advil and Excedrin?

See details: Aleve (naproxen) (baproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are nonsteroudal antiinflammatory agents that also act as pain relievers. Excedrin has no antiinflammatory properties. ...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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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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How soon after I take Advil (ibuprofen) can I take excedrine for neck pain and headache?

How soon after I take Advil (ibuprofen) can I take excedrine for neck pain and headache?

Advil (ibuprofen) then Excederin: The usual dosing interval for advil (ibuprofen) and excedrin is 6 hours. You should check with your pharmacist about the additive effects of these medicines and how they may interact with other medications you may be taking. You should also consider meeting with your physician for symptom and medication check if you are having to take multiple medications to treat your neck pain and headache. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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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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