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Excedrin Active Ingredients
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
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
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
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
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
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
I had 15 extra strength Excedrin 6 hrs ago. I'm 16 and weigh 120, nothing feels right. What is wrong?
Please let your: Parents know immediately so that you can be seen at the emergency room for this over dose. ...Read more
Could i still have to take my low dose even though i just took an Excedrin or does the Excedrin count?
Has asprin: Excedrin has Aspirin in it... But check with your physician to make sure it is ok... ...Read more
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
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
What damage to my organs have i done by now? Scared to get checked. I've taken Excedrin for bout 10 yrs, twice a day/on average 4 headaches :-(
Probably not much: I recommend you see a pain specialist who treats chronic headaches. You need a better diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more