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Excedrin Without Caffeine
Organ damage: Either your kidneys or liver can become permanently damaged. Follow the directions on the bottle to prevent serious complications. ...Read more
I get a lot of bad headaches on the top front left side from eyebrow up. What can I do? Sometimes Excedrin Migrain or caffeine helps but not always.
Should I like lay off all caffeine? I took 1 excedrin migraine because I was feeling bad with a headache. My heart rate is now up to 156.
I took 2 ibuprofen tablets (200 mg each) Can I also take 2 Excedrin migraine? It has Acet 250 mg and Asp 250 mg and 65 caffeine no health issues
If I took 2 Advil (ibuprofen) 45 minutes ago can I now take 2 excedrin headache (w/ aspirin and caffeine)?
Not on an empty stomach though.
Also, if headaches are recurrent, please discuss this with your doctor ...Read more
Excedrin in child: Some formulations of excedrin are approved for use in children 12 years and older. In my opinion a child should not be given this dose of caffeine unless extenuating circumstances exist which have been addressed by the pediatrician, family doctor or neurologist. Otc children's Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) are safer alternatives. ...Read more
Hmmm...: What do you mean by anxiety? In my way of thinking, caffeine (espcially in normal amounts) as a drug does not have the pharmacological property of causing ANXIETY. However, EXCESS caffeine usage in an individual can, by a different number of ways (i.e. too much as in Energy drinks, withdrawal as in cutting back or sudden cold turkey) cause jitteriness, nervoussness, shakiness, etc. ...Read more
Can be toxic: Caffeine can be toxic in large amounts even in adults and can be toxic in babies even in small amounts. It cause rapid heart rate, irregular heart beat, anxiety, crying, aggression and significant sleep issues which may persist for few days. Rarely it can cause kidney issues as it can act like a diuretic. ...Read more
Read the label: You would need to read the label of the tea to know -- I'm guessing you're wanting to drink linden flower tea? The leaves may contain caffeine, but the flower tea does not appear to. In fact linden flower tea has been used as a calming (not activating) tea, and antispasmodic. http://tinyurl. Com/mlgaccf. ...Read more
Quite often, yes.: Many patients w/ adhd find caffeine helpful for symptoms, so they often get addicted. Caffeine can have a lot of undesirable side effects as well (like anxiety, irritability, insomnia and addiction). Caffeine may also increase possible side effects of adhd stimulants. It's often helpful to taper off the caffeine when starting treatment for adhd. ...Read more
Can't say: It varies by the person. 1-2 cups of coffee a day is not always a good rule of thumb either. A S----s coffee can contain up to 500mg of caffeine. 2 of those is way beyond what is generally recommended. So listen to your body and your responses to caffeine for the best practice. ...Read more
Follow instructions: If you follow the instruction on the package, you are unlikely to take a dose sufficient to cause any significant problem. There is no good way to tell if you are taking too much by your symptoms since by that time you are likely to have already taken too much. ...Read more
Stimulant: Caffeine can be safe in normal dosages if you are healthy. Remember, caffeine is a stimulant and side effects can occur. Caffeine can react with medications you are take. Most common side effects include insomnia, nervousness, restlessness and anxiety. Other side effects can include stomach irritation, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, and there are more. ...Read more
Caffeine: Caffeine has a tolerance and withdrawal cycle. If your tolerance is high, you may be especially vulnerable to its effects and needing more of the substance for the desired effect. I would talk to your doctor about a plan to reduce, then eliminate caffeine from your diet. This will reset any tolerances (eventually) and perhaps help you live without or use more safely. ...Read more
Caffeine: Is the main ingredient in many headache remedies. That is because it works for migraine in particular. The problem arises when one becomes dependant on caffeine (and experiences caffeine withdrawal headaches). Another consideration is that caffeine is a fairly powerful antidepressant. (so people can get hooked by two different mechanisms) ...Read more
Many reasons: Caffeine is a stimulant. If a child needs a stimulant, they probably have other underlying health issues. It is also a diuretic, which causes them to urinate more. Most children don't drink enough fluid as is. They don't need more fluid loss and potential electrolyte disturbances. Caffeine is addictive. Children need more sleep, not more addictions. Kiddos should avoid caffeine. ...Read more
See below: Caffeine is a drug ; although it is present in coffee (among other food products) it should be used cautiously ; in moderation. The exact mechanism is debatable, but large doses of caffeine can cause cardiac arrhythmia leading to cardiac arrest. It is recommended that energy drinks that have excessive caffeine be avoided ; rather try to regularize your sleep so you're not tired in the mornings. ...Read more