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How often can I take pain medicine for headache?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends on Med

"headache medication comes in many shapes, sizes, ingredients, and time of activity.
There is no answer unless were were speaking about a specific medication. Sorry. Dr. J.

In brief: Depends on Med

"headache medication comes in many shapes, sizes, ingredients, and time of activity.
There is no answer unless were were speaking about a specific medication. Sorry. Dr. J.
Dr. Ron Jones
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management

In brief: Depends

The frequency of use of pain medications in headaches often depends on the nature of the pain and amount of suffering.
Its a good idea to keep the use of pain killers to 1-2 days per week. Use of pain medications (nsaids, caffeine and narcotics) as well as triptans on a regular long term basis would commonly cause daily headaches as well as stomach aches.

In brief: Depends

The frequency of use of pain medications in headaches often depends on the nature of the pain and amount of suffering.
Its a good idea to keep the use of pain killers to 1-2 days per week. Use of pain medications (nsaids, caffeine and narcotics) as well as triptans on a regular long term basis would commonly cause daily headaches as well as stomach aches.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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