39points

Excedrin Migraine

23points

Excedrin Tension Headache

Excedrin Migraine
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39 facts in comparison

Excedrin Migraine vs Excedrin Tension Headache

Excedrin Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache
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Excedrin Migraine
23
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Excedrin Tension Headache

Why is Excedrin Migraine better than Excedrin Tension Headache?

  • 276 more pills in the box
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    300vs24
  • Not linked to easy bruising in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to loss of appetite
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  • Not linked to low blood pressure
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  • Not linked to sudden weight loss
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  • Is anti-inflammatory
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  • Not linked to blurred vision
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  • 250mg more aspirin content
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Why is Excedrin Tension Headache better than Excedrin Migraine?

  • 250mg more paracetamol content
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    500mgvs250mg
  • Targets muscular pain
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  • Not linked to tinnitus
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  • Not linked to anemia in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to heartburn
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  • Not linked to Reye’s syndrome
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  • Not linked to seizures in case of overdose
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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

300

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

12years

12years

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

250mg

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.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

0mg

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.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Excedrin 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 easy bruising in case of overdose
Excedrin Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache
Excessive use of medications that interfere with blood clotting can cause bruising.
3.Not linked to loss of appetite
Excedrin Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache
The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of appetite.
4.Not linked to low blood pressure
Excedrin Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache
Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.
5.Targets muscular pain
Excedrin Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
6.Not linked to sudden weight loss
Excedrin Migraine
Excedrin Tension Headache
The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of weight.

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