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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?

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it ok to take Excedrin migraine for about a week straight?

No: I would not recommend taking any over the counter analgesics (pain medications) like excedrin for more than 3 days straight. You may end up with a medication overuse headache which will be horrible for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I take Excedrin migraine for hunger headaches?

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

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Can I take Excedrin for a migraine or should I try something with no acetomenophine?

No: Occasional acetominophen use is ok. Excedrin has Aspirin in it which you should try to avoid in pregnancy unless specifically instructed by your doctor to take it. ...Read more

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I have a bad migraine, already took two Excedrin at about 9 am, is it safe to take anything now?

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

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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

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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)

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

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Does Excedrin migraine affect gildess fe 1/20?

Does Excedrin migraine affect gildess fe 1/20?

No drug interaction: The ingredients do not interact with each other. The answer is no. There are better medications then Excedrin Migraine for severe or migraine headache. It is an irrational combinationof aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine. ...Read more

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Might Excedrin migraine cause vision problems?

No: None of the ingredients cause vision problems. Migraines can cause vision problems. ...Read more

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I took two aleve at 3 something can I take excedrin migraine?

I took two aleve at 3 something can I take excedrin migraine?

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

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Can you take meloxicam and two Excedrin migraine in the same day?

Can you take meloxicam and two Excedrin migraine in the same day?

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

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I took excedrin migraine after taking meloxicam and am worried about interaction?

Migraine: What you are describing sounds like episodes of migraine.
There are some foods that should be avoided and ways to prevent the attacks from developing.
Go to your primary care doctor to learn more about your options. ...Read more

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What else can you do to get rid of a migraine that doesn't disappear after excedrin?

What else can you do to get rid of a migraine that doesn't disappear after excedrin?

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

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Had a toradol shot around 7 pm last night for a migraine... migraine is still here can I now take Excedrin migraine?

Had a toradol shot around 7 pm last night for a migraine... migraine is still here can I now take Excedrin migraine?

Careful no to overdo: If you suffer from migraines frequently be careful not to use too much analgesic medication. If infrequent sufferer then, Excedrin migraine within 24h of Toradol shot Ok but if headache persists you should be seen by a specialist ...Read more

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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?

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

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