15points

Excedrin Migraine

12points

Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

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Excedrin Migraine vs Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

Excedrin Migraine
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder
Excedrin Migraine
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder
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12
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Why is Excedrin Migraine better than Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder?

  • Not linked to diarrhea
  • Not linked to easy bruising in case of overdose
  • Not linked to loss of appetite
  • Not linked to low blood pressure
  • Not linked to severe liver damage in case of overdose
  • Not linked to sudden weight loss
  • Not linked to blurred vision
  • Not linked to shortness of breath

Why is Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder better than Excedrin Migraine?

  • 10mg more paracetamol content
    260mgvs250mg
  • 270mg more aspirin content
    520mgvs250mg
  • Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
  • Targets muscular pain
  • Is soluble in water

General info

1.maximum capsules daily

8

4

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.

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2.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.

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Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension

0.08years

3.pills per box

300

50

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.

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Ecotrin Low Strength

365

4.Is available over-the-counter
Excedrin Migraine
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.

5.Not linked to dependency
Excedrin Migraine
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

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
Excedrin Migraine
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

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.

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2.paracetamol

250mg

260mg

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.

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Goody's Headache Relief Shot

1000mg

3.Has more than one active ingredient
Excedrin Migraine
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

The product contains more than one active ingredient. These combinations usually compliment each other and sometimes one ingredient can improve the effectiveness of the other.

4.caffeine

65mg

32.5mg

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

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Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets

65mg

5.aspirin

250mg

520mg

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

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Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

520mg

6.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.

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Nurofen Plus

12.8mg

Effects

1.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Excedrin Migraine
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

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.Targets muscular pain
Excedrin Migraine
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.

3.Not linked to easy bruising in case of overdose
Excedrin Migraine
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

Excessive use of medications that interfere with blood clotting can cause bruising.

4.Not linked to loss of appetite
Excedrin Migraine
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of appetite.

5.Not linked to low blood pressure
Excedrin Migraine
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.

6.Not linked to severe liver damage in case of overdose
Excedrin Migraine
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

In the case of an overdose, the drug is not considered to cause severe liver damage.

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