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Is it okay to take excedrin a day after taking benzonatate?

Why are you: Taking Excedrin? You haven't given much in the way of symptoms that would indicate the need. That being said, there should be no contraindication to using so long as you have taken Excedrin before without adverse effects. ...Read more

Benzonatate (Definition)

Benzonatate is a non-narcotic oral cough suppressant, or antitussive, with effects that last from ...Read more


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Can I take excedrin if I'm taking benzonatate and Claritin-D?

Can I take excedrin if I'm taking benzonatate and Claritin-D?

Which excedrin?: Avoid the excedrin formulation with caffiene, as it can interact with the claritin-d (the 'd' part), you can take only plain tylenol, wish you wellness ...Read more

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I'm taking 100mg of benzonatate 3x's day /4, days now have had cough for 10days. Can I take a double does for bed so I can sleep. I am waken from cough?

I'm taking 100mg of benzonatate 3x's day /4, days now have had cough for 10days. Can I take a double does for bed so I can sleep. I am waken from cough?

Ask prescribing doc: Please check with your physician to confirm this is acceptable to him or her--without knowing if you have other health conditions or what exactly you are dealing with now, it would not be wise to tell you to take anything other than the prescribed dose. I will say that the maximum daily dose of Benzonatate is 600mg, and it is often prescribed in the 100mg or 200mg capsules. ...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?

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If I took 2 Excedrin the day I had to take a drug test will it show up as a “false positive”?

If I took 2 Excedrin the day I had to take a drug test will it show up as a “false positive”?

No: There are no medications in Excedrin that would cause one to have a positive result for contraband.
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Is it safe to take 3 Excedrin tablets in one day?

Is it safe to take 3 Excedrin tablets in one day?

Not recommended: While 3 tablets would probably be unlikely to cause adverse effects in most people, the maximum recommended dose is 2 caps per day.

If I were looking for additional pain relief, I'd probably reach for additional aspirin before taking anything with more acetaminophen, as this ingredient of excedrin can cause serious liver damage in higher doses. ...Read more

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What happens when you take too much Excedrin in one day?

What happens when you take too much Excedrin in one day?

Death: Since the amount is not specified, Excedrin contains a combination of acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine. Acetaminophen taken in excess can cause liver failure and death. Do not take more than the amount recommended by the product packaging without consulting a physician. ...Read more

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But I am only supposed to take 3 benzonatate a day. They work well but only last about 4 hours?

But I am only supposed to take 3 benzonatate a day. They work well but only last about 4 hours?

Assuming cough: Is the problem, you need to find the cause of the cough and treat it rather than just treating the symptom. If the prescribed med is not holding you for long enough, there are stronger medications that can be prescribed, though not through an online consult. See someone. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you take guiatuss AC and tessalon perles (benzonatate) together? I received tessalon for day and guiatuss AC for night but I am hacking so bad during day.

Can you take guiatuss AC and tessalon perles (benzonatate) together? I received tessalon for day and guiatuss AC for night but I am hacking so bad during day.

Contact Doctor: Neither of those medications treat the underlying cause of your cough. If you are not getting better then you must contact your doctor to see what to do next. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Excedrin while pregnant? I get horrible headaches upon awakening every day and just found out im preg. All of my scans were normal.

Is it safe to take Excedrin while pregnant? I get horrible headaches upon awakening every day and just found out im preg. All of my scans were normal.

Not Recommended: I would avoid excedrin as the medication contains Aspirin which should be avoided in pregnancy, especially with headaches occur so frequently. Best to discuss with your doctor.. ...Read more

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Can I take 50 mg of Vyvance with my anti viral medicine for my cold sores and excedrin in the same day? Is it dangerous to mix these drugs?

Can I take 50 mg of Vyvance with my anti viral medicine for my cold sores and excedrin in the same day? Is it dangerous to mix these drugs?

Pharmacy question: The real answer is your pharmacy can cross check it's data base for drug/drug interactions.

Vyvanse is a well tolerated drug and is most probably safe with your other medications but you need to get your pharmacy to do their homework. Their data base is best. ...Read more

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I get bad nosebleeds, often lasting 45 min. If I take ibuprofen. I'll be blowing bloody mucus the rest of the day. Is Excedrin safe?

I get bad nosebleeds, often lasting 45 min. If I take ibuprofen. I'll be blowing bloody mucus the rest of the day. Is Excedrin safe?

Avoid excedrin: There may be several formulations of Excedrin, but most of them contain aspirin -- which is even worse for bleeding than ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Use only acetaminophen (Tylenol and many drugstore brands) for pain relief. Discuss with your doctor -- maybe referral to ENT? Or test for blood clotting disorder? ...Read more

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I take Excedrin for my headaches everyday.6 a day for awhile now. I'm worried my liver could be swollen. I have upset stomach right shoulder pain alittl?

I take Excedrin for my headaches everyday.6 a day for awhile now. I'm worried my liver could be swollen. I have upset stomach right shoulder pain alittl?

Let's See?: Always read the label and know what hand how much you are taking. Acetaminophen/tylenol in adults is up to 2 grams a day (2, 000 milligrams). Less to none if there is liver disease or other problems and elderly. Less to none if significant alcohol intake or ingestion of other liver toxic meds/drugs. You should discuss with your pcp/gi doctor. Excedrin has Aspirin too? Stop and check! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Excedrin for a migraine if I'm also taking antibiotics?

Is it okay to take Excedrin for a migraine if I'm also taking antibiotics?

Execedrin & Antibiot: Hello. Members of the Macrolide family such as Clarithromycin, Erythromycin, Zithromycin can lose some of their potency when taken together with excedrin. You'll need to stagger your excedrin use from your antibiotic if you are taking one of these. Y ...Read more

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Is it okay to take benzonatate (200 mg) with nyquil? Along with Tylenol?

Is it okay to take benzonatate (200 mg) with nyquil? Along with Tylenol?

Which nyquil?: If the nyquil preparation contains acetaminophen, the active ingredient of tylenol, drop either. Fine to take either with benzonatate, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...Read more

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Is it okay to take aleve, excedrin, sudafed, and Zantac (ranitidine) at the same time?

Is it okay to take aleve, excedrin, sudafed, and Zantac (ranitidine) at the same time?

Not really: I would not take Excedrin and Aleve (naproxen) at the same time. I would take these two neds a few hours apart. The rest are ok to take together unless you have an allergy to these meds or some other medical condition such as diabetes or hypertension that could be affected by these drugs. Always be careful with taking too many meds. ...Read more

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Can I take Excedrin after taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Can I take Excedrin after taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Not the PM version.: Excedrin PM contains diphenhydramine, AKA Benadryl, which can make you sleepy. Xanax (alprazolam) also can make you sleepy, so I would avoid that combination. The other Excedrin formulations, like Excedrin Migraine or Excedrin Extra Strength should be OK. ...Read more

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Can I take sumatriptan 2 hours after taking excedrin?

Omitted: Yes you can. I often have patients take Imitrex (sumatriptan) 30m to an hour after the first line medicine had been taken. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can I take an antihistamine while taking benzonatate 200 mg?

Can I take an antihistamine while taking benzonatate 200 mg?

Yes: Generally yes. However, benzonatate can cause drowsiness. The first generation antihistamines (such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) doxepin, chlorpheniramine, and hydroxyzine), can also cause drowsiness. Hence, the affect could be additive. With that in mind, you might want to consider taking a second generation antihistamine such as cetirizine, xyzal, fexofenadine, etc. ...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

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Can I take midrin after taking excedrin? Thanks in advance.

Can I take midrin after taking excedrin? Thanks in advance.

Midrin: Midrin is effective only if you take it atonset of your migraine.See a neurologist. We have much more effective drugs than midrin. ...Read more

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Can I take 400mg (2 perles) of Benzonatate at once, since taking the one perle of 200 mg isn't relieving my cough?

Cough: 2 peerless will not do you any harm. However I do not know if it will help your cough. If it doesn't then you need to see a doctor and get some other treatment ...Read more

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