52points

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough

37points

Excedrin Migraine

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
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Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough vs Excedrin Migraine

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
Excedrin Migraine

Why is Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough better than Excedrin Migraine?

  • Targets toothaches
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  • 75mg more paracetamol content
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    325mgvs250mg
  • 2 higher daily limit
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    10vs8
  • Targets muscular pain
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  • Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
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  • Is soluble in water
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  • Recommended for sore throats
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  • Not linked to anemia in case of overdose
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Why is Excedrin Migraine better than Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough?

  • 280 more pills in the box
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    300vs20
  • Not linked to low blood pressure
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  • 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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  • Not linked to constipation
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General info

1.pills per box

20

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.
2.maximum capsules daily

10

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.
3.Can be taken on an empty stomach
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
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.
4.Is available over-the-counter
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
Excedrin Migraine
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
5.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
6.Not linked to dependency
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
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.

Composition

1.ibuprofen

0mg

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

325mg

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.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.Targets toothaches
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
Excedrin Migraine
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
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.
3.Targets muscular pain
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
Excedrin Migraine
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
4.Not linked to low blood pressure
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
Excedrin Migraine
Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.
5.Targets headaches
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
Excedrin Migraine
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.
6.diphenhydramine

0mg

0mg

Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.

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