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I had an intentional Excedrin overdose when I was 13. I voilently ill for 3-5 days, but never told anyone. Now I am 40.Could I have long term affect?

I had an intentional Excedrin overdose when I was 13. I voilently ill for 3-5 days, but never told anyone. Now I am 40.Could I have long term affect?

Hope not: Excedrin is a combination pill consisting of aspirin, Acetaminophen and caffeine. The combo of Aspirin and Acetaminophen may cause damage to the liver and kidney. Usually reversible if you survived to write about it. But may have caused chronic injury if the the od dose was in the hi end of the toxic range. Tinnitus is almost always reversible. ...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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What will be the effect of overdose on Excedrin (apap/asa/caffeine)?

Organ damage: Either your kidneys or liver can become permanently damaged. Follow the directions on the bottle to prevent serious complications. ...Read more

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My friend took 5 Excedrin extra strength pills, 1 and a half Xannax, 2 ibuprofen, and 2 Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu. Can she overdose?

My friend took 5 Excedrin extra strength pills, 1 and a half Xannax, 2 ibuprofen, and 2 Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu. Can she overdose?

Not good: Because it is never a good idea to accept the details from a person in such distress, I'd urge that you err on the conservative side and get her to a medical facility (ER) ASAP. The risk of damage even if not lethal is high - so go. That way, things can begin to be treated and her future will be better. It's not your responsibility, but if she trusts you - it may really help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take Excedrin 4 times a week?

Is it bad to take Excedrin 4 times a week?

No: You want to limit the use of Excedrin as it is known to cause rebound headaches. If you are requiring this medication do often the you should discuss your problems with you primary doc. ...Read more

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Can taking 4 Excedrin every morning hurt me?

Can taking 4 Excedrin every morning hurt me?

Excedrin has ASA: Excedrin has aspirin. This can cause large and 'silent' ulcers. The Aspirin both causes the ulcer and masks the symptoms - i.e. They are painless until they bleed. The biggest ulcers I've seen were from excedrin...
I suggest you get a better solution for the problems for which you're taking the excedrin... ...Read more

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When before Excedrin to get out of my system?

When before Excedrin to get out of my system?

Depends: If the medicine is taken every 8 hours, it will wear off in twice that. Also depends on how healthy your kidney and liver are, if you have any digestive problems, so that you didn't absorb the full dose. Safe to say by 24 h, but likely 12. ...Read more

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Can I take Excedrin that expired 4 months ago?

Not recommended: Expired medication may not adequately treat some conditions because of the reduced efficacy. ...Read more

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Will I be okay after taking too many Excedrin pills?

Will I be okay after taking too many Excedrin pills?

No: You should not take more than is recommended on the bottle. NSAIDS can harm your stomach or intestine lining and your kidneys if you overuse them. Excess tylenol (acetaminophen) can lead to liver injury. See a doctor. ...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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I toom excedrin and nytquil around the same time, will I be okay?

I toom excedrin and nytquil around the same time, will I be okay?

Yes: Excedrin contains aspirin and caffene and Nyquil acetaminophen plus cough and cold meds. Do not take aspirin and Excedrin together or Tylenol and Nyquil together. ...Read more

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I know Excedrin is strong enough but is anything stronger available?

I know Excedrin is strong enough but is anything stronger available?

Yes: Over the counter, there is Ibuprofen (advil) you can take up to 600-800mg up to 4 times daily, aleve (naproxen) up to 500mg twice daily. Also you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) up to 1000mg at a time for max of 3 doses daily. Before you consider these medications, you want to make sure you don;t have any kidney or liver issues as these medications have been known to cause issues with known disease. ...Read more

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What happens if I take 6-7 Excedrin every day, will I eventually die?

What happens if I take 6-7 Excedrin every day, will I eventually die?

Are you feeling: Suicidal? Do you want to die by a slow route? Please forgive me if this is not the case, but I am concerned by your question. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433). ...Read more

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I took 4 Excedrin in 8 hours. Will I be ok? I'm 26 y/o and 150lbs height 5"6

I took 4 Excedrin in 8 hours. Will I be ok? I'm 26 y/o and 150lbs height 5"6

Yes, but. . .: Yes, you will be ok. It's just a lot of Caden for one day. Try to avoid other sources of Caden the rest of the day (coffee, soda, ect.). ...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 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