70points

Excedrin Extra Strength

39points

Excedrin Migraine

Excedrin Extra Strength
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Excedrin Extra Strength vs Excedrin Migraine

Excedrin Extra Strength
Excedrin Migraine
70
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Excedrin Extra Strength
39
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Excedrin Migraine

Why is Excedrin Extra Strength better than Excedrin Migraine?

  • Targets toothaches
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  • Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
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  • Targets muscular pain
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  • Targets rheumatic pain
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Why is Excedrin Migraine better than Excedrin Extra Strength?

General info

1.pills per box

300

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

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.
3.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
4.Is available over-the-counter
Excedrin Extra Strength
Excedrin Migraine
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
5.Can be taken on an empty stomach
Excedrin Extra Strength
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.
6.Not linked to dependency
Excedrin Extra Strength
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

250mg

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.caffeine

65mg

65mg

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

250mg

250mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
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
Excedrin Extra Strength
Excedrin Migraine
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Excedrin Extra Strength
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.Not linked to easy bruising in case of overdose
Excedrin Extra Strength
Excedrin Migraine
Excessive use of medications that interfere with blood clotting can cause bruising.
4.Not linked to loss of appetite
Excedrin Extra Strength
Excedrin Migraine
The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of appetite.
5.Not linked to low blood pressure
Excedrin Extra Strength
Excedrin Migraine
Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.
6.Possible benefits in heart disease patients
Excedrin Extra Strength
Excedrin Migraine
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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