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Is it okay to take Excedrin for a migraine if I'm also taking antibiotics?

Is it okay to take Excedrin for a migraine if I'm also taking antibiotics?

Execedrin & Antibiot: Hello. Members of the Macrolide family such as Clarithromycin, Erythromycin, Zithromycin can lose some of their potency when taken together with excedrin. You'll need to stagger your excedrin use from your antibiotic if you are taking one of these. Y ...Read more

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An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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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!?

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

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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 meloxicam with excedrin?

Can I take meloxicam with excedrin?

No: These medications are both antiinflammatory and should never be used together. ...Read more

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How could I end an Excedrin addiction?

How could I end an Excedrin addiction?

As above: Talk with u physician for advise and treatment. ...Read more

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Could Excedrin migraine cause serious damage?

Could Excedrin migraine cause serious damage?

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

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Can taking 2 Excedrin every day cause bloating?

Can taking 2 Excedrin every day cause bloating?

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

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How long after taking Excedrin can I breastfeed?

How long after taking Excedrin can I breastfeed?

Excedrin: Usually need to pump and waste for 12 hrs. The main problem is the Aspirin in the excedrine. Caffeine is the second issue. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe. ...Read more

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Will Excedrin migraine work for ongoing migraine?

Will Excedrin migraine work for ongoing migraine?

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

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Is taking this headache pill called Excedrin safe?

Is taking this headache pill called Excedrin safe?

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

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Can I take Excedrin after taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Can I take Excedrin after taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Not the PM version.: Excedrin PM contains diphenhydramine, AKA Benadryl, which can make you sleepy. Xanax (alprazolam) also can make you sleepy, so I would avoid that combination. The other Excedrin formulations, like Excedrin Migraine or Excedrin Extra Strength should be OK. ...Read more

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I have a headache and toothache can I take excedrin?

I have a headache and toothache can I take excedrin?

Yes, but: Yes, but that won't solve the dental problem. See DDS ASAP. ...Read more

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Can I take sumatriptan 2 hours after taking excedrin?

Omitted: Yes you can. I often have patients take Imitrex (sumatriptan) 30m to an hour after the first line medicine had been taken. ...Read more

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Is taking Metropolol and Excedrin together dangerous?

Is taking Metropolol and Excedrin together dangerous?

Not dangerous: However, long term use of Excedrin (longer than 2 weeks) can reduce the metropolol's blood pressure reducing effect.
For more information ask your PCP. ...Read more

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Can I take Excedrin migraine if it expired 2 months ago?

Can I take Excedrin migraine if it expired 2 months ago?

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

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Can I take Excedrin migraine every 12 hours and be okay?

Can I take Excedrin migraine every 12 hours and be okay?

Yes: Yes but it would be better if you had to take it less often...Less headache. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take excedrin a day after taking benzonatate?

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

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I tried the Excedrin M.; no luck. Amlodipine 5mgs? Thanks so much.

I tried the Excedrin M.; no luck. Amlodipine 5mgs? Thanks so much.

Try this: 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

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Should my baby be okay if I took two excedrins and I am 11 week pregnant?

Should my baby be okay if I took two excedrins and I am 11 week pregnant?

Yes: This will not harm your baby. Just avoid them from this point on if you can. ...Read more

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I have a headache everyday. Is it bad that I take Excedrin on a daily basis?

I have a headache everyday. Is it bad that I take Excedrin on a daily basis?

Yes and no.: Bad because it may be the cause of your daily headache. Good because it relieves your headache. Should talk with your doc about a plan for stopping the med. ...Read more

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I have tried Excedrin migraine, but it doesn't seem to work for me. Any advice?

I have tried Excedrin migraine, but it doesn't seem to work for me. Any advice?

Get it evaluated: If you have true migraines you need more specific therapy. See a neurologist for better headache control. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are the dosing instructions different on Excedrin and Excedrin migraine?

I'm wondering why are the dosing instructions different on Excedrin and Excedrin migraine?

Look at dosing: Look at dosing although excedrin and excedrin migraine are essentially the same, look at the various compoenents of it. They may be different. 325 Aspirin or 500mg aspirin, same with caffeine, and acetominophen. If they are the same then no difference. ...Read more

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If I took 2 Excedrin the day I had to take a drug test will it show up as a “false positive”?

If I took 2 Excedrin the day I had to take a drug test will it show up as a “false positive”?

No: 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?

Can I take xtra strength Excedrin w/30 mg of cymbalta; I read abt potential flags, can't discern risk?

Some risk: The combo may increase the risk of bleeding, the risk of an excess Cymbalta (duloxetine) level, and the extend of platelet inhibition. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a migraine and took 2 Excedrin migraine pill at 7:30am. Still have the migraine!?

What to do if I have a migraine and took 2 Excedrin migraine pill at 7:30am. Still have the migraine!?

Migraine: You need to see a neurologist. We now have much more effective medicines for migraine.You may also need migraine prevention drug. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on excedrin?

Can you overdose on excedrin?

Yes you can: Take only the recommended dose of the excedrin. The overdose can damage your liver and cause death.
If you have vomiting, nausea, pain in your stomach, loss of appetite, dark urine, yellow skin, skin rush, itching. See the doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Why does it seem like Excedrin always elevateds my modd?

Why does it seem like Excedrin always elevateds my modd?

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

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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