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Excedrin And Antibiotics
I know it's not safe to take Excedrin while pregnant but everyone tells me diff reasons why. What is the exact reason (s) why it's bad for baby!?
Excedrin: Excedrin Migraine, which is the same as regular Excedrin, contains three ingredients. One is Tylenol (acetaminophen), which is safe to take during pregnancy. The second is aspirin, which is not recommended during pregnancy. The third is caffeine, and Excedrin has about the same caffeine as a cup of coffee can have at its weakest. Aspirin interferes with your blood's clotting action. As a result, taking aspirin during pregnancy — especially after 32 weeks — can contribute to maternal and fetal bleeding. Aspirin and ibuprofen can also cause the premature closure of a vessel in a baby's heart, which can lead to high blood pressure in the baby's lungs (pulmonary hypertension), and prolong labor. ...Read more
Side effects: Any medication has side effects. Excedrin is a combination of three different medications. Each of them can cause side effects of their own, especially if taken often and in high doses. If you find yourself taking excedrin often, please consult with your doctor. You may benefit from different kind of migraine treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Taking Aspirin (250 mg in each excedrin extra strength) everyday can cause stomach irritation and lead to a feeling of bloating and indigestion. The tylenol (acetaminophen) probably would not cause bloating unless you got to the point if liver injury. I would avoid taking it as an everyday pain medication and speak to you physician regarding a long term alternative. ...Read more
Maybe: It might help and will not cause any issues to try. It is just over the counter medications that benefit some people with migraines and is seen as an abortive medication. If it does not, then you will have to consider prescription medications, such as triptans or ergots that can be more effective for abortive therapy. Excedrin migraine does work very well for some people, and others it does not. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it's safe to take an Excedrin once in a while for migrane/ tension headache. But if you have frequent headaches and have to take it regularly, get checked by your doctor first. Also, chronic use of Excedrin is also not good as you may develop tolerance or a rebound headache. Good luck! ...Read more
8 to 12 hours
Yes, but: Yes, but that won't solve the dental problem. See DDS ASAP. ...Read more
Yes: Realize you are taking half a Tylenol (acetaminophen) and a bunch of caffeine though. (check the ingredients). Be mindful of the fact that many people develop chronic daily headaches because of excessive use of Excedrin. They get addicted to the caffeine then get a headache when it wears off. At least a bottle of Excedrin has lasted at least 2 months in your case. ...Read more
Why are you: Taking Excedrin? You haven't given much in the way of symptoms that would indicate the need. That being said, there should be no contraindication to using so long as you have taken Excedrin before without adverse effects. ...Read more
Unless you are taking amlodipine because you think that your headache is secondary to hypertension (which if the case should like be >160)
Here is the thing: Excedrin Migraine is just a combo of small doses of Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin, and Caffeine
If your liver is ok and kidneys: Try this combo
Tylenol: 500mg-1000mg (1-2 tabs) and
3 Ibuprofen: 600mg
Start with 1 tylenol (acetaminophen) and 2 ibuprofens ...Read more
Yes: This will not harm your baby. Just avoid them from this point on if you can. ...Read more
There are no medications in Excedrin that would cause one to have a positive result for contraband.
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Can I take xtra strength Excedrin w/30 mg of cymbalta; I read abt potential flags, can't discern risk?
What to do if I have a migraine and took 2 Excedrin migraine pill at 7:30am. Still have the migraine!?
What do you recommend if I have a migraine and took 2 Excedrin migraine pill at 7:30am. Still have the migraine!?
Prescription drugs: See a neurologist and appropriate medications will be prescribed. ...Read more
I have a massive migraine! My question is I have taken 2 Excedrin migraine 6hs ago and now the pains back worse can I take more?
Follow package: The package will say what is the most you can take. ...Read more
Acetaminophen: Recent studies have shown that Acetaminophen (tylenol) can have an effect on mood. Specifically it seems to have an antidepressant effect on some people. Be very careful however, this does not mean that taking more Acetaminophen will make you happier. Acetaminophen is a liver toxin and can be fatal in large doses. Fatal. Some experts have recommended decreasing the maximum daily dose from 4to3 gm. ...Read more
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