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Doctor insights on: Excedrin Active Ingredients

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Should I take Excedrin for toothaches?

Should I take Excedrin for toothaches?

You can: But the sooner you get to see your dentist the sooner the tooth problem will be diagnosed and treated. Feel better soon... ...Read more

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Can I take Excedrin if I have glaucoma?

Can I take Excedrin if I have glaucoma?

Yes: There is no interaction between excedrin and glaucoma. If the excedrin can relieve your pain, then go for it. ...Read more

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In excedrin, what does the caffeine do?

In excedrin, what does the caffeine do?

Adds to effect: Caffeine makes the response to Aspirin and Acetaminophen better so it is included in these preparations. ...Read more

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Does Excedrin really work for a toothache?

Does Excedrin really work for a toothache?

Temporarily: Toothache usually (but not always) caused by infection/abscess. Pain killer will mask the pain symptom, but not cure the infection. Pills won't do it. You have to see a Dentist to have the infection treated. Please call your Dentist NOW. ...Read more

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Is Excedrin extra strenght a beta blocker?

Is Excedrin extra strenght a beta blocker?

No, its a different : Excedrin extra strength is acetaminophen, Aspirin and caffeine. It works in a completely different system, does not affect beta receptors, and does not work on blood pressure or heart rate. The caffeine may mildly speed up your hear rate, but otherwise they are completely unrelated. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of excedrin?

What are the long term effects of excedrin?

Dose dependent: Excedrin is a combination of Acetaminophen (tylenol) Aspirin and caffeine. Acetaminophen is recommended to mot exceed 300mg/day. Aspirin can cause ulcers and bleeding. Caffeine is a stimulant. People who are taking "blood thinners" should discuss the use of Aspirin with their physicians. If you are taking this or any pain product for long term, you should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Can I take Excedrin while im taking feverfew?

Can I take Excedrin while im taking feverfew?

How Much Excedrin?: A more important issue is how ofter you take the excedrin. You may be causing rebound headaches which in many ways are more difficult to treat than migraine. Feverfew is a popular herb that seems to prevent migraine. I am not aware of any major interactions as does st. John's wort, for example. It is probably more important to limit your Excedrin than worry about the feverfew interactions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 3 Excedrin tablets in one day?

Is it safe to take 3 Excedrin tablets in one day?

Not recommended: While 3 tablets would probably be unlikely to cause adverse effects in most people, the maximum recommended dose is 2 caps per day.

If I were looking for additional pain relief, I'd probably reach for additional aspirin before taking anything with more acetaminophen, as this ingredient of excedrin can cause serious liver damage in higher doses. ...Read more

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What happens when you take too much Excedrin in one day?

What happens when you take too much Excedrin in one day?

Death: Since the amount is not specified, Excedrin contains a combination of acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine. Acetaminophen taken in excess can cause liver failure and death. Do not take more than the amount recommended by the product packaging without consulting a physician. ...Read more

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Help! Is 5 Excedrin pm pills at one time too many to take?

Help! Is 5 Excedrin pm pills at one time too many to take?

Yes: Each contains 500 mg acetaminophen and 38 mg diphenhydramine. Five of those is an excessive amount of either product at one time. ...Read more

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Can I take midrin after taking excedrin? Thanks in advance.

Can I take midrin after taking excedrin? Thanks in advance.

Midrin: Midrin is effective only if you take it atonset of your migraine. See a neurologist. We have much more effective drugs than midrin. ...Read more

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Sometimes I don't eat for a while and I get headaches. Does taking Excedrin help?

Sometimes I don't eat for a while and I get headaches. Does taking Excedrin help?

Hunger headache?: Hunger headaches are muscle tension/low blood sugar. Hunger causes your scalp muscles to tighten. Skipping meals, sleeping later than usual or delaying meals or snacks may result in a drop in your blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar drops, your body releases hormones to counter low glucose levels, which can trigger a headache
excedrin may help but work on that lifestyle. ...Read more

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I have a moderate headache. I took Excedrin it only helped a little. What can I do now?

I have a moderate headache. I took Excedrin it only helped a little. What can I do now?

Headache: You can take another medication such as Motrin within 6 hrs or so after your last dose of excedrine. Since not sure which excedrine you took, I am assuming it is the excedrine migraine. You can also use ice packs on the back of your neck or where the pain is. If it is due to tense muscles you can use heat to loosen them. Also, rest and close your eyes in a dark room. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of taking excedrin? Approximately 4 per/day now for approximately 4 years

What are the long term effects of taking excedrin? Approximately 4 per/day now for approximately 4 years

See below: While Aspirin is generally safe its use can lead to stomach irritation and bleeding. In addition, easy buising is seen. ...Read more

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What is long term damage from taking 2-4 Excedrin pills a day every 6 hours? I understand I should probably see a dr about the headaches. Thx

Stomach ulcers: First you need to determine what type of headaches that you might be experiencing. To continue to use excedrin on a daily schedule, may lead to many other problems. Excedrin contains aspirin/nsaid, which in turn can cause peptic ulcers in addition to making our platelets less functional for a period. This can lead to bleeding abnormalities. ...Read more