59points

Advil

70points

Excedrin Extra Strength

Advil
Excedrin Extra Strength
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40 facts in comparison

Advil vs Excedrin Extra Strength

Advil
Excedrin Extra Strength
59
points
Advil
70
points
Excedrin Extra Strength

Why is Advil better than Excedrin Extra Strength?

  • 200mg more ibuprofen content
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    200mgvs0mg
  • Not linked to Reye’s syndrome
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  • Recommended for sore throats
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  • Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
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  • Is soluble in water
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Why is Excedrin Extra Strength better than Advil?

  • 2 higher daily limit
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    8vs6
  • 250 more pills in the box
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    300vs50
  • 250mg more paracetamol content
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    250mgvs0mg
  • 250mg more aspirin content
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    250mgvs0mg
  • 65mg more caffeine content
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    65mgvs0mg
  • Not linked to shortness of breath
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  • Not linked to blurred vision
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  • Not linked to feeling sedated
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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

6

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

50

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

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
4.Is available over-the-counter
Advil
Excedrin Extra Strength
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
5.consecutive days

10

10

This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.
6.Is soluble in water
Advil
Excedrin Extra Strength
The product is available in a soluble form, so you can dissolve it in water. This can result in quicker pain relief, and it is useful for people who find tablets difficult to swallow.

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.aspirin

0mg

250mg

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

0mg

65mg

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

0mg

0mg

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

Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Advil
Excedrin Extra Strength
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Advil
Excedrin Extra Strength
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.
3.Is anti-inflammatory
Advil
Excedrin Extra Strength
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.
4.Not linked to low blood pressure
Advil
Excedrin Extra Strength
Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.
5.No naproxen-associated heart risk
Advil
Excedrin Extra Strength
Naproxen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it for an extended period of time.
6.Not linked to Reye’s syndrome
Advil
Excedrin Extra Strength
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.

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