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!
May mask problem. Occasional headaches can often be dealt with otc meds. But if the headache lingers or you have to get to emergency wards at hospitals etc., you need to see a doctor. I realize that patients are often over medicated and actually become dependent on these meds, which created a double edge sword. May want to try alternative therapies.

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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.

\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.

I want to know what is the best medicine for Headaches?

Depends. Depending on the type of headache the best medication can vary quite a bit. In general, headaches respond to acetaminophen (Tylenol) and OTC NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.) fairly well. Migraines usually respond best to medications in the triptan family (e.g. Imitrex / sumatriptan). Cluster headaches do best with oxygen. I would start with the OTC's and follow up with your doctor if needed.

It's good and healthy to take 2 different medicine for headache?

Headache medicine. For simple treatment of headaches, many people recommend combination medications like excedrin which has aspirin, Acetaminophen (tylenol) and caffeine. If you are using prescription medications, sometimes it is ok to use two medications if one does not work initially but depends on specifics of what has been prescribed. Preventing headaches better.

How often can I take pain medicine for headache?

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.
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.

Is it safe to take medicine for headaches after being vaccinated?

Yes it is safe. It is absolutely safe to take pain medicine of any kind after receiving any vaccine or vaccines.

I have a really bad pain in my head and I have tried different medicines for headaches and migraines and nothing has gave me relief?

ER. Have you gone to the ER? If you tell them your symptoms and are insistent that "nothing has helped" they will either treat you with a "migraine cocktail" and/or do a brain scan.

Hi I have a really bad pain in my head and I have tried different medicines for headaches and migraines and nothing has worked out what should I do?

New headache. Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that suddenly change in quality or intensity, multiple headaches a week, new onset headaches that affect one's ability to function, associated vomiting, associated dizziness/double vision/neck ache/fever/weakness, or the need to take daily pain medication.

How do I know if I need pain medicine for headache or I am a dependent. I have had daily for 7 months. My doctor has done scan with no findings.

Diet? Have you tried dietary modifications. I'm now speaking from personal experience rather than medical. I switched to a paleo diet and my chronic headaches disappeared. Good books are paleo solution or primal blueprint. Give it a try, it may work for you.