24points

Advil Migraine

39points

Excedrin Migraine

Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
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Advil Migraine vs Excedrin Migraine

Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
24
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Advil Migraine
39
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Excedrin Migraine

Why is Advil Migraine better than Excedrin Migraine?

  • 200mg more ibuprofen content
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    200mgvs0mg
  • Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to Reye’s syndrome
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  • Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
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Why is Excedrin Migraine better than Advil Migraine?

  • 6 higher daily limit
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    8vs2
  • 260 more pills in the box
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    300vs40
  • 250mg more paracetamol content
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    250mgvs0mg
  • 6years lower age requirement
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    12yearsvs18years
  • 65mg more caffeine content
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    65mgvs0mg
  • 250mg more aspirin content
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    250mgvs0mg
  • Not linked to shortness of breath
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  • Not linked to blurred vision
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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

2

8

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.pills per box

40

300

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.
3.minimum age requirements

18years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
4.Is available over-the-counter
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
5.Not linked to dependency
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.
6.Can be taken on an empty stomach
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
Medicines which can be taken on an empty stomach are unlikely to cause stomach problems such as ulcers. These are better if you need to take the painkillers first thing in the morning.

Composition

1.ibuprofen

200mg

0mg

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.
2.paracetamol

0mg

250mg

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.
3.codeine

0mg

0mg

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.
4.caffeine

0mg

65mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
5.aspirin

0mg

250mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
6.naproxen

0mg

0mg

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.

Effects

1.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
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.
2.Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
Arthritis is a common condition which causes inflammation within a joint. This can cause a lot of pain as well as difficulty carrying out day to day tasks.
3.Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.
4.Not linked to low blood pressure
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.
5.Is anti-inflammatory
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
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.
6.Targets migraines
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Migraine
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.

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