24points

Advil Migraine

23points

Excedrin Tension Headache

Advil Migraine
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Advil Migraine vs Excedrin Tension Headache

Advil Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache

Why is Advil Migraine better than Excedrin Tension Headache?

  • 200mg more ibuprofen content
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    200mgvs0mg
  • 16 more pills in the box
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    40vs24
  • Not linked to low blood pressure
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  • Is anti-inflammatory
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  • Not linked to sudden weight loss
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  • Not linked to dependency
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Why is Excedrin Tension Headache better than Advil Migraine?

  • 6 higher daily limit
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    8vs2
  • 500mg more paracetamol content
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    500mgvs0mg
  • 6years lower age requirement
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    12yearsvs18years
  • 65mg more caffeine content
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    65mgvs0mg
  • Not linked to anemia in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to heartburn
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  • Not linked to seizures in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to tinnitus
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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

24

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 Tension Headache
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
5.Not linked to dependency
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache
It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.

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

500mg

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.aspirin

0mg

0mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
4.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.
5.caffeine

0mg

65mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
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 Tension Headache
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.Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache
Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.
3.Not linked to low blood pressure
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache
Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.
4.Is anti-inflammatory
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache
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.
5.Targets migraines
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache
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.
6.No naproxen-associated heart risk
Advil Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache
Naproxen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it for an extended period of time.

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