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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. ...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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Is it ok to take Excedrin migraine for about a week straight?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a migraine the only thing that works is excedrin migraine. Is it ok to take excedrin migraine then have a few glasses of wine, im having a bbq.

I have a migraine the only thing that works is excedrin migraine. Is it ok to take excedrin migraine then have a few glasses of wine, im having a bbq.

Tough question: Since alcohol and likely wine in particular tend to trigger migraine, you are asking whether taking excedrin migraine prophylactically would prevent a migraine. Theoretically it is possible but there is no clear answer until you have tried it. Limiting your wine intake to less than 2 glasses along with food intake will enhance the chance of success. ...Read more

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Horrible migraine; 400 mg ibuprofen didn't help. How long before I can take Excedrin Migraine?

Horrible migraine; 400 mg ibuprofen didn't help. How long before I can take Excedrin Migraine?

Migraine Treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves 3 specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for three weeks now. Sometimes it's a migraine or sometimes it's mild but never goes away. Its behind the eyes and now it seems to be getting worse like pain on top and behind the head. I take excedrin migraine but now that doesn't wor

I've had a headache for three weeks now. Sometimes it's a migraine or sometimes it's mild but never goes away. Its behind the eyes and now it seems to be getting worse like pain on top and behind the head. I take excedrin migraine but now that doesn't wor

Likely 2 types of HA: You may be suffering from 2 types of headache: migraine + analgesic overuse headache (if you have been taking exedrin migraine more than 2 times per week). Decreasing the exedrin migraine frequency down to 2 times per week will help with the 2nd headache, for migraine you need to discuss with a neurologist getting on a prophylactic agent that is the best one for you depending on your medical hx ...Read more

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If I took two Tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 hrs ago for a headache (migraine) can I take Excedrin migraine?

If I took two Tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 hrs ago for a headache (migraine) can I take Excedrin migraine?

Migraine: Suggest u keep the amount of acetaminophen below 4000mg. However, there are better therapies for migraine and using Otc Meds can lead to rebound headaches and convert episodic migraine to chronic daily headache ...Read more

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In my 2 trimester is it ok to take Excedrin migraine? I suffer from horrible migranes and Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help! I've had one for 3 days. Help!!!!!!

In my 2 trimester is it ok to take Excedrin migraine? I suffer from horrible migranes and Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help! I've had one for 3 days. Help!!!!!!

Migraine & pregnant.: You should not take Excedrin while pregnant. Apart from Tylenol (acetaminophen) which does not usually work, the other alternatives will include opioids and Butalbital. These need prescription. ...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 anymore)

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 anymore)

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 I TAKE EXCEDRIN FOR MIGRAINE WHILE BEING ON PLAQUENIL AND LYRICA (pregabalin)?

CAN I TAKE EXCEDRIN FOR MIGRAINE WHILE BEING ON PLAQUENIL AND LYRICA (pregabalin)?

Yes, not too much: If you use it more than 2-3 days a week you can cause rebound headaches. You should discuss with a doctor whether you should be on migraine prevention medication. ...Read more

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I was getting a migraine so i till an Aleve (naproxen) one hour ago. Can I take one Excedrin migraine now to help my was stop hurting or another aleve (naproxen)?

I was getting a migraine so i till an Aleve (naproxen) one hour ago. Can I take one Excedrin migraine now to help my was stop hurting or another aleve (naproxen)?

Can take: Aleve (naproxen) again, but take two tablets 220mg per day. I would not take aleve (naproxen) long term unless your doctor advises you to do so. If you have migraine days more than four days per month or if the ones you have do not respond to "abortive" therapies at home, see your doctor. Do not let them prescribe you anything thing with butalbital in it! ...Read more

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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. ...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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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 I take Aleve (naproxen) and Excedrin migraine at the same time?

Can I take Aleve (naproxen) and Excedrin migraine at the same time?

NSAID treatments: There is not much use in taking Alleve and Excedrin migraine at the same time. Either one or the other should be used. When people are taking many of these in the same day for headaches, sometimes a cycle of headache symptoms results, which is sometimes called a rebound headache. ...Read more

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Will my sister be ok? She was rushed into surgery for perforated ulcer. She is age 28 smokes and has daily migraines. Takes Excedrin everday. Advise?

I hope so: I hope she'll be ok. The daily excedrin may be the problem. There are good medications for treatment of migraines that don't erode the stomach lining. There are also medications that can be taken daily to prevent migraines. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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