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Excedrin Migraine Medication
I felt a migraine coming on and took 1 excedrin migraine and 1 alleve at 2PM. How else can I relieve my migraine and when can I take more medication?
Excedrin Mig & Aleve (naproxen): Excedrin Migraine max is 2 capsules/day. This baffles patients since other Excedrin products allow one to take more. Migraine formula is restricted b/c of the nature of the ingredients. Don't take Aleve (naproxen) with Excedrin Migraine. Stagger it. Max Aleve (naproxen) is less than 1250mg/day. Keep to min b/c GI issues. Feverfew is natural migraine agent 250mg capsule. Maybe this can replace Exc Migraine & Aleve (naproxen). ...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
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
8 to 12 hours
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
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
Might help but:: Hunger headaches are muscle tension and low blood sugar. Hunger can cause your muscles to tighten, triggering a tension headache. 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. Excederine might help. ...Read more
Medication spacing: If you are healthy, taking two Excedrin every 4-6 hours for a couple of doses only would be alright. This medication can upset your stomach--can take with antacid pill if needed. Could easily alternate with 1-2 acetaminophen 500mg. If headache still bad, consider seeing your doctor or urgent care now. If no previous history of bad headache, go to urgent care, family doc or ER now! ...Read more
For the past 8 days I have had nagging migraine, hits around noon and on. I work on phone and computer 7hrs/day. Is this normal? Excedrin barely works
See a neurologist: Pain is no fun. Many times HA pain is the result of a toxin, pathogen or allergen at one or more of the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction) or associated musculature causing an inflammatory focus. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Is it ok to take 1 tablet of Excedrin migraine every day? Usually wake up in the middle of the night with a headache and take one Excedrin migraine (I have had migraine since I was 22 now 57 but not as bad any more)
No: Migraines can occur during sleep. There is a higher incidence during later stages of sleep. It is important to talk to a neurologist regarding your symptoms to decide if these are truly migrainous and yoy may need an MRI to rule out other causes. Regular consumption of Excedrin (or most OTC meds) can lead to overuse analgesia headache which may be what you are experiencing now. ...Read more
Clarify: Please resubmit and let us know how many hours are in between. I don't have a way to know if that was 3 am or 3 pm and what time it was when you submitted the question. ...Read more
Yes: However, Meloxicam and the 250 mg in each Excedrin can irritate your stomach and put you at risk for ulcers if taken frequently. ...Read more
NO: There is no interaction between the two. ...Read more
Get Consulttation: Migraine syndrome has multiple treatment options from script medications, imitrex, (sumatriptan) to Botox injections. There are varieties of migraines and symptoms, so would suggest a consultation with a headache specialist to begin therapy. In very severe and frequent migraines, Botox has proven to be helpful in many cases by less frequent, less severe, less duration. ...Read more
Had a toradol shot around 7 pm last night for a migraine... migraine is still here can I now take Excedrin migraine?
My wife has a migraine and we are in wine country for our anniversary. We have a tasting at 11 it's 8 now, if she takes an excedrin will she be ok?
Sorry: You should be having fun, and maybe better to try white wine, as red, with tyramine, may be trigger to her headaches. Yes, try an Excedrin migraine or Aleve, (naproxen) as these might be best bet to stop headache. Prevention via riboflavin, vitamin B-2, 250 mg twice daily should be started ASAP. ...Read more
I have a bottle of Excedrin migraine and it has a slight vinegar smell to it. Should I discard it? Its not expired. I also just took one, tasted sweet
Smell of excedrin: Excedrin contains Aspirin which is an acid and does smell like vinegar which is also an acid. ...Read more
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