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What can you do about headaches if you have already taken medicine?

What can you do about headaches if you have already taken medicine?

Quiet dark room: Neck massager / cold compresses to next/ lay down in quiet dark room and try to rest and relax. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Why would I have a headache that lasts two weeks? I have taken medicine, but nothing is working.

Why would I have a headache that lasts two weeks? I have taken medicine, but nothing is working.

Headache: Have you seen a doctor? Is the medicine prescribed or are you medicating yourself? Obviously we cannot diagnose this without a clinical examination and more information. It could be a medical problem or a dental problem. Make an appointment to see your doctor, or go to the ER. ...Read more

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Medicine for headache?

Medicine for headache?

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 more

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What is the medicine for headaches ?

What is the medicine for headaches ?

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

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Whats the best drug against headache?

Whats the best drug against headache?

Headaches: Most people are able to treat their headaches with over the counter meds including exedrin, aspirin, Ibuprofen and acetaminophen.. If headaches do not respond to this group of medicines, speak to your doctor about other medications available by prescription. ...Read more

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\nwhats the best medicine for headache?

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

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What medicine do i get when i have a headache?

What medicine do i get when i have a headache?

Best Headache Meds: A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen(paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone. http://thejournalofheadacheandpain.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76 ...Read more

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What type of medicine i need to take for headaches?

What type of medicine i need to take for headaches?

Depend: It is really depend on what kind of headache you are having. Excedrin will work for most . Ibuprofen works as well , simpler headache Tylenol (acetaminophen) will do ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache medicine not working?

Go back to your Dr.: For reevaluation. Keep a headache diary with details of your headaches, when, how long they last, what makes it worse, what makes it better. The more information you can provide, the more help you can be to the doctor in getting you better. ...Read more