46points

Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets

71points

Excedrin Extra Strength

Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets
Excedrin Extra Strength
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Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets vs Excedrin Extra Strength

Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets
Excedrin Extra Strength

Why is Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets better than Excedrin Extra Strength?

  • Recommended for sore throats
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  • 250mg more aspirin content
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    500mgvs250mg

Why is Excedrin Extra Strength better than Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets?

  • 250mg more paracetamol content
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    250mgvs0mg
  • 225 more pills in the box
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    300vs75
  • Possible benefits in heart disease patients
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  • 33mg more caffeine content
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    65mgvs32mg
  • Targets migraines
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  • Can be taken on an empty stomach
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  • Targets rheumatic pain
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  • Not linked to dependency
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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

8

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

75

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.Is available over-the-counter
Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets
Excedrin Extra Strength
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
4.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.
5.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
6.Can be taken on an empty stomach
Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets
Excedrin Extra Strength
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

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

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

500mg

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

32mg

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
Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets
Excedrin Extra Strength
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets
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.Targets headaches
Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets
Excedrin Extra Strength
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.
4.Targets muscular pain
Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets
Excedrin Extra Strength
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
5.Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets
Excedrin Extra Strength
This medicine is recommended to alleviate the range of different symptoms associated with cold and flu.
6.Possible benefits in heart disease patients
Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets
Excedrin Extra Strength
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, 2020.

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