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Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
Top 70%21 points
Top 70%
Top 87%9 points
Top 87%
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine

Advil Migraine vs Excedrin Migraine: 34 facts in comparison

1. ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.
200mg
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg: 684mg
0mg

2. Is antipyretic (fever reducing)

Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
96% have it

3. Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose

Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
65% have it

4. maximum capsules daily

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
2
St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg: 48
8

5. paracetamol

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.
0mg
Goody's Headache Relief Shot: 1000mg
250mg

6. Is available over-the-counter

It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine

7. Possible benefits in heart disease patients

Aspirin can help to prevent blood clots which can cause heart attacks and strokes. For this reason, it is sometimes recommended that “at risk” patients take it daily. Source: NHS Choices, 2018.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
14% have it

8. Not linked to low blood pressure

Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
51% have it

9. Is anti-inflammatory

Anti- inflammatory drugs are particularly good for things like muscle and joint pain, as they not only block out the pain but also target the cause.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
69% have it

10. Targets migraines

A migraine is a very severe headache, often accompanied with other sensory signs such as flashing lights, blind spots, tingling and light sensitivity. Migraine sufferers often struggle to find adequate relief.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
41% have it

11. minimum age requirements

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
18years
Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension: 0.08years
12years

12. pills per box

A higher number of pills per box may imply that the product is more safe than others. Many painkillers are regulated so that a person may not buy more than a certain amount at any one time.
40
Ecotrin Low Strength: 365
300

13. codeine

Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.
0mg
Nurofen Plus: 12.8mg
0mg

14. caffeine

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
0mg
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets: 65mg
65mg

15. aspirin

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
0mg
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg
250mg

16. naproxen

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.
0mg
Dolormin GS mit Naproxen: 250mg
0mg

17. No naproxen-associated heart risk

Naproxen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it for an extended period of time.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
94% have it

18. Not linked to sudden weight loss

The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of weight.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
79% have it

19. Targets headaches

The most common form of headache is a tension headache, and can be related to many triggers such as sleep deprivation, stress, eye-strain or hunger.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine

20. Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms

This medicine is recommended to alleviate the range of different symptoms associated with cold and flu.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
73% have it

21. diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.
0mg
Motrin PM: 38mg
0mg

22. Not linked to Reye’s syndrome

Reye’s syndrome is a potentially fatal disease which affects the brain and liver. The disease has been associated with aspirin use in children under 16.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
76% have it

23. Not linked to dependency

It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
75% have it

24. Not linked to shortness of breath

Shortness of breath is a tense tightening in the chest and feeling of suffocation that can cause a lot of discomfort.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
46% have it

25. Not linked to blurred vision

The drug is not considered to be a cause of blurred vision.
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
48% have it

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