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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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

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!

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Is it ok to take Excedrin migraine while on sertraline and doxycycline?

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Is it ok to take Excedrin migraine while on sertraline and doxycycline?

Excedrin/Zoloft: Only concern is added effect on the stomach (more acidity, nausea), depending on the dose & frequency of use.

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Took 1 motrin 800 3 hours ago, is it safe to take 1-2 tablets of Excedrin migraine?

Took 1 motrin 800 3 hours ago, is it safe to take 1-2 tablets of Excedrin migraine?

Yes, but...: I wouldn't do that. You've taken a large dose of ibuprofen, and you should not take any more for 8 hrs from the last dose. Now, the drug you've mentioned has a small amount of aspirin, of generic tylenol, (acetaminophen) and of caffeine. Doubt it enhance your major dose of ibuprofen. You can repeat the Motrin at 8 hrs, but if your headache is that severe you should seek some guidance from your doctor. Good luck.

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