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Excedrin PM
Excedrin PM
Top 59%18 points
Top 59%

Excedrin PM review: 29 facts and highlights

1. Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose

Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.
Excedrin PM
65% have it

2. maximum capsules daily

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
St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg: 48

3. paracetamol

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.
500mg
Goody's Headache Relief Shot: 1000mg

4. ibuprofen

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.
0mg
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg: 684mg

5. Is antipyretic (fever reducing)

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.
Excedrin PM
96% have it

6. minimum age requirements

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
12years
Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension: 0.08years

7. Not linked to Reye’s syndrome

Reye’s syndrome is a potentially fatal disease which affects the brain and liver. The disease has been associated with aspirin use in children under 16.
Excedrin PM
76% have it

8. Not linked to seizures in case of overdose

A seizure occurs when there is a sudden increase in electrical activity in the brain, affecting the nervous system. It can cause involuntary movements and carries a risk of injury.
Excedrin PM
37% have it

9. Not linked to shortness of breath

Shortness of breath is a tense tightening in the chest and feeling of suffocation that can cause a lot of discomfort.
Excedrin PM
46% have it

10. Not linked to tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the ear, quite often the sound of ringing.
Excedrin PM
40% have it

11. Not linked to sudden weight loss

The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of weight.
Excedrin PM
79% have it

12. Not linked to anemia in case of overdose

Anemia refers to red blood cell deficiency. It is characterised by fatigue, dizziness and other signs such as pale skin or heart palpitations.
Excedrin PM
36% have it

13. Not linked to dizziness

Dizziness is a confusion of spatial perception. It can manifest itself as inability to stand up straight, or a feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning.
Excedrin PM
26% have it

14. diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.
38mg
Motrin PM: 38mg

15. Not linked to blurred vision

The drug is not considered to be a cause of blurred vision.
Excedrin PM
48% have it

16. consecutive days

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.
10
Tylenol PM: 14

17. Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain

Arthritis is a common condition which causes inflammation within a joint. This can cause a lot of pain as well as difficulty carrying out day to day tasks.
Excedrin PM
57% have it

18. Is available over-the-counter

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

19. pills per box

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.
24
Ecotrin Low Strength: 365

20. Has more than one active ingredient

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.
Excedrin PM
51% have it

21. Not linked to dependency

It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.
Excedrin PM
75% have it

22. Targets muscular pain

Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
Excedrin PM
88% have it

23. aspirin

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
0mg
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg

24. caffeine

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
0mg
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets: 65mg

25. codeine

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.
0mg
Nurofen Plus: 12.8mg

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