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Which is better and the most effective tylenol (acetaminophen) or Excedrin for tension headache / migraine?

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Dr. Jessica Chao
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In brief: Depends

Excedrin contains tylenol (or acetaminophen)/caffeine/aspirin.
For some people, tylenol alone can help with their headache. For more severe headache/migraine, excedrin might help better since it has caffeine which helps to constrict your blood vessels. In both cases, it will not treat/cure your headache, but it will help with the pain.

In brief: Depends

Excedrin contains tylenol (or acetaminophen)/caffeine/aspirin.
For some people, tylenol alone can help with their headache. For more severe headache/migraine, excedrin might help better since it has caffeine which helps to constrict your blood vessels. In both cases, it will not treat/cure your headache, but it will help with the pain.
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