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Is Excedrin pm good for arthritis in the arm?

Is Excedrin pm good for arthritis in the arm?

It's a pain reliever: It can help some depending on what type of arthritis one has. It's not an anti-inflammatory but an analgesic with Acetaminophen ( which is also in tylenol) and Diphenhydramine (which is in benadryl) and is an antihistamine and can make people drowsy and is used to help sleep (the pm component).For osteoarthritis Acetaminophen can help some people. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Is it safe to take a 24 hr zyrtec (cetirizine) in the morning and 1 Excedrin pm at night?

Is it safe to take a 24 hr zyrtec (cetirizine) in the morning and 1 Excedrin pm at night?

Yes,but: It is better to take zyrtec (cetirizine) at night because16 % of pt in us can have drowsiness with zyrtec (cetirizine). Be sure to take Excedrin after food to avoid stomach problem. ...Read more

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Can I take Excedrin pm with fluoxetine? Thanks in advance.

Can I take Excedrin pm with fluoxetine? Thanks in advance.

There can be an: interaction. The diphenhydramine in the Excedrin PM can interact with Prozac (fluoxetine) w increased "dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment." per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. ...Read more

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What can I do to get these bad HAs under control until meds get here. I tried Excedrin pm, Maxalt, (rizatriptan) and ibuprophen. They work a bit and then it returns?

What can I do to get these bad HAs under control until meds get here. I tried Excedrin pm, Maxalt, (rizatriptan) and ibuprophen. They work a bit and then it returns?

ER: I truly appreciate my emergency medicine colleagues so I don't want to send people there unnecessarily. But uncontrollable pain is a good reason to visit ER. I'm not sure what meds you're waiting for and why. Perhaps try another pharmacy. Perhaps try prevention rather than just treatment? Ask your doc about prophylaxis. Check out http://alvinblin.com/2012/04/evidence-based-migraine-prevention.html ...Read more

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Docs, could 15 Excedrin pm's kill you?

Docs, could 15 Excedrin pm's kill you?

If you are having: Thoughts about killing yourself, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services ; they can provide transport. You can call the national suicide hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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Can I take tramadol and excedrin pm at the same time?

Can I take tramadol and excedrin pm at the same time?

Yes, you can: There is no drug interactions. However, always consult with your doctor before taken any medication. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take lyrica (pregabalin) and Excedrin pm together?

What will happen if you take lyrica (pregabalin) and Excedrin pm together?

Fall asleep?: Excedrin PM has diphenhydramine which is known to increase certain side effect of Lyrica (pregabalin) such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Nothing more serious. Of course, these side effects will not occur in everyone. Be careful operating dangerous or heavy machinery, etc. while under the influence. Best just to head to bed unless & until you know how the meds affect you, personall ...Read more

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What will happen if you take lyrica (pregabalin) and Excedrin pm together?

What will happen if you take lyrica (pregabalin) and Excedrin pm together?

Fall asleep?: Excedrin PM has diphenhydramine which is known to increase certain side effect of Lyrica (pregabalin) such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Nothing more serious. Of course, these side effects will not occur in everyone. Be careful operating dangerous or heavy machinery, etc. while under the influence. Best just to head to bed unless & until you know how the meds affect you, personally. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens when you take lyrica (pregabalin) and Excedrin pm together?

Pain relief: These are two separate groups of medications and there is no drug interactions. Lyrica (pregabalin) is used for chronic neuropathic pain or antiepileptic agent, Excedrin pm provides relief of acute pain accompanied by sleeplessness. Take care. ...Read more

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Help! Is 5 Excedrin pm pills at one time too many to take?

Help! Is 5 Excedrin pm pills at one time too many to take?

Yes: Each contains 500 mg acetaminophen and 38 mg diphenhydramine. Five of those is an excessive amount of either product at one time. ...Read more

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I have bad ra pain can I take two excedrin pm and 800 mg ibuprofen at the same time at night time ?

I have bad ra pain can I take two  excedrin pm and 800 mg ibuprofen at the same time at night time ?

May a be good idea: This may be a good idea because you don't want to take two medicines that have anti inflammatory activity but Excedrin PM does not have an anti-inflammatory NSAIDs it has acetaminophen or Tylenol since the Stelera is use for psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis do you have rheumatoid arthritis or not? These guidelines are still OK for psoriatic arthritis ...Read more

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Noticed bruise on arm...I didn't hit anything. Noticed bruise on leg week later. Have been taking a lot of Excedrin due to headache.Could it be related?

Noticed bruise on arm...I didn't hit anything. Noticed bruise on leg week later. Have been taking a lot of Excedrin due to headache.Could it be related?

Yes it may be: Aspirin has antiplatlet properties and that is the reason it can cause bruising it can also cause bleeding in the stomach some times stop the Aspirin and bruising will go away, if still bruising see your doctor. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do for arthritis in the arm?

Depends: Depends on type of arthritis. There are over 200 varieties. Some improve with exercise; others, worsened. It is impossible to identify specific exercises without knowing what type of arthritis and what joints are affected. ...Read more

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How to relieve arthritis of the arms during the night?

How to relieve arthritis of the arms during the night?

NSAIDS: Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as advil or Aleve (naproxen) and held with inflammatory condition such as arthritis. I tend to prefer Aleve (naproxen) because it last 12 hours as opposed to advil which only lasts for 4 hours. ...Read more

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How can I relieve arthritis of the arms during the night time?

Brace: A brace or anti inflammatory cream might help. You also need to be sure the problem is truly arthritis not something else like carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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How to relieve arthritis of the arms, shoulders during the night time?

How to relieve arthritis of the arms, shoulders during the night time?

Ice and NSAID : Shoulder arthritis or tendinitis hurt more at night because you are not moving the joints do they swell causing pain. Before you go to bed ice your shoulder for 20 minutes and take anti inflammatory meds. If you need narcotics you need surgery. ...Read more

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I get a pain in my arms at night time it goes away sometimes and I've been tested for arthritis and came back clear. The pain is excruciating. ?

I get a pain in my arms at night time it goes away sometimes and I've been tested for arthritis and came back clear. The pain is excruciating. ?

Both Sides: People can notice this from the shoulders but other things can make this occur. When you get evaluated by your physician other things to look for - pressure on nerves from the shoulder: thoracic outlet syndrome, brachial plexis syndrome, pressure in the neck or pinched nerves in the neck from the position on the pillow would all be looked for in you evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more