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Take Excedrin Migraine
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
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
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
Had a toradol shot around 7 pm last night for a migraine... migraine is still here can i now take Excedrin migraine?
Excedrin/Zoloft: Only concern is added effect on the stomach (more acidity, nausea), depending on the dose & frequency of use. ...Read more
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
I'm currently taking 2 prevacid (lansoprazole) in the morning I also have a horrific headache which I now believe to be a migraine Is it ok to 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
Even though I take Excedrin migraine my migraine won't go away usually the first day of mig. I sleep no noise or light and throw up why.?
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
If I took two Tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 hrs ago for a headache (migraine) can I take Excedrin migraine?
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!!!!!!
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
Hi I took two extra strength tylenol at 3pm today but my head still hurts on one side if my head can I take an excedrin migraine now or a bc to stop?
Wait 4-6 hrs: Do not mix these medications: You must use EITHER at 4-6 hrs and only as needed ...Read more
I took 2 ibuprofen tablets (200 mg each) Can I also take 2 Excedrin migraine?
It has Acet 250 mg and Asp 250 mg and 65 caffeine no health issues
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
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
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
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
I have a massive migraine! My question is I have taken 2 Excedrin migraine 6hs ago and now the pains back worse can I take more?
Follow package : The package will say what is the most you can take. ...Read more
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
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