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Medicine For Headaches
Several options: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter options include tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin/advil, alleve, excedrinmigraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms must be seen by a doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: There are several medications for head aches. Examples of some otc meds include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin, aleve (naproxen). Depending on what causes your head aches there are numerous rx medications. If headaches are bothering you, and they are often, see a dr. For an evaluation, proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Headache medicine: There really is not best medicine for headache. There are best choices for different types of headaches. Simple tension headaches can respond to simple analgesics, and sometimes excedrin or equivalent. For people with vascular headaches, there are specific choices like triptans or nsaid's. Headache dependent. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on the type of headache the best medication can vary quite a bit. In general, headaches respond to acetaminophen (Tylenol) and OTC NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.) fairly well. Migraines usually respond best to medications in the triptan family (e.g. Imitrex / sumatriptan). Cluster headaches do best with oxygen. I would start with the OTC's and follow up with your doctor if needed. ...Read more
Headache medicine: For simple treatment of headaches, many people recommend combination medications like excedrin which has aspirin, Acetaminophen (tylenol) and caffeine. If you are using prescription medications, sometimes it is ok to use two medications if one does not work initially but depends on specifics of what has been prescribed. Preventing headaches better. ...Read more
I have a really bad pain in my head and I have tried different medicines for headaches and migraines and nothing has gave me relief ?
Hi I have a really bad pain in my head and I have tried different medicines for headaches and migraines and nothing has worked out what should I do?
New headache: Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that suddenly change in quality or intensity, multiple headaches a week, new onset headaches that affect one's ability to function, associated vomiting, associated dizziness/double vision/neck ache/fever/weakness, or the need to take daily pain medication. ...Read more
How do I know if i need pain medicine for headache or I am a dependent. I have had daily for 7 months. My doctor has done scan with no findings.
Motrin: Best over the counter nsaid.Get a more detailed answer ›
An anti-inflammatory: There are a number of otc medications on the market for treating pain. Everyone responds and reacts to meds differently so you may have to find the one otc that provides you the most relief. If you do not have any contraindications, anti-inflammatory meds, i.e., aspirin, ibuprofen, or other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs would be recommended. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for headaches, jaw pain, and neck pain?
Migralex and Imitrex (sumatriptan): Migralex is a rapidly acting non-prescription medicine which contains Aspirin and magnesium but not caffeine and which is safer than many other medications (you can buy it on migralex.Com and amazon.Com). Imitrex or sumatriptan is a prescription drug for migraine headaches and can be tried if migralex is ineffective. If neither drug provides complete relief, they can be taken together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Magnesium is a compound that can help with chronic headaches. Non herbal options: if your headaches are related to tension, chiropractic or osteopathic adjustments can provide significant relief. In some migraine sufferers, food reactions can be a significant trigger for the migraines (get rid of the food reaction, you get rid of the migraine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well I would try: Non prescirption medicine first. In general you dont really want to mask yuor headaches. What if you had a brain tumor or aneurysm. Taking pain pills to make a headache go away should only be done after you have a good exam by a doctor to make sure you have no underlying reason to have a headache. ...Read more
What medicines cause rebound headaches?
in other words may decrease current migraine but cause more in the long run.
Not even that!: Rebound phenomenon is always a worse problem than the initial headache the led to the use of medication trying to chase the headache pain away. Virtually any medication which relieves ha may cause rebound. Rebound headaches are the bread and butter of intensive inpatient headache treatment programs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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