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Severe migraine for several days, no med, no remedy works, should I take Excedrin (acetaminophen,aspirin), any side effects, age 28, 140 lbs, female?

Severe migraine for several days, no med, no remedy works, should I take Excedrin (acetaminophen,aspirin), any side effects, age 28, 140 lbs, female?

That is safe: It may help you to take 1 excedrin 3 times per day for 3-4 days. For long-lasting migraine headaches, sometimes other remedies are helpful, such as the medicines amitriptyline or propranolol. Are you certain it is a migraine? ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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I use Excedrin for migrane and I am trying to conceive so does Excedrin have any side effects?

I use Excedrin for migrane and I am trying to conceive so does Excedrin have any side effects?

No free lunch: Every medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, has side effects. Whether they're worth risk is an individual decision. Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/pregnancy/acetaminophen-aspirin-caffeine.Html. Then discuss w/your doctor. In meantime, start taking prenatal vitamins to minimize risk for neural tube defects. ...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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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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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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Can I take Excedrin for a migraine or should I try something with no acetomenophine?

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

Pure aspirin is best: Throughout the ages the best treatment for migraine has been simple aspirin. But use enough. Excedrin migraine has low dose Aspirin plus tylenol (acetaminophen) plus high dose caffeine. Better to use pure meds adjusted to you. Can start with 650mg asa or even 975mg at onset with a caffeine drink. May add 1000mg tylenol (acetaminophen) if needed. Sumatriptan plus naprosyn works well for some. ...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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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