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Excedrin Migraine Side Effects
Severe migraine for several days, no med, no remedy works, should I take Excedrin (acetaminophen,aspirin), any side effects, age 28, 140 lbs, female?
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
Migraines on the right side of head. excedrin got rid of migraine. few hours later the right side of face is tingling. See doctor? What to do?
Have frequent headaches. I take excedrin often. How can i tell if its a rebound headache or a migraine? Throb pain on left temple and head side.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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