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Is Excedrin as good a blood thinner as aspirin?
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Dr. Scott Beede
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No
Most excedrin formulations contain 250 mg aspirin, with Acetaminophen and caffeine.
Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events, is usually dosed at 81mg or 325 mg. The other ingredients are unnecessary and carry their own risks. Caffeine, in particular, may raise blood pressure. Aspirin has risks also. Make sure you really need it by discussing the risks and benefits with your doctor.

In brief: No
Most excedrin formulations contain 250 mg aspirin, with Acetaminophen and caffeine.
Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events, is usually dosed at 81mg or 325 mg. The other ingredients are unnecessary and carry their own risks. Caffeine, in particular, may raise blood pressure. Aspirin has risks also. Make sure you really need it by discussing the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Dr. Scott Beede
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
Excedrin contains aspirin.
You need 75 mg of Aspirin to thin the blood. Read the label and be sure that your type of excedrin contains 75 mg. There are many different formulations. Most that i can find listed have 250 mg of aspirin.

In brief: Yes
Excedrin contains aspirin.
You need 75 mg of Aspirin to thin the blood. Read the label and be sure that your type of excedrin contains 75 mg. There are many different formulations. Most that i can find listed have 250 mg of aspirin.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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