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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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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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How long after taking 800 mg of.Ibuprofen can I take 2 excedrin?

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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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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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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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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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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