19points

Excedrin PM

23points

Excedrin Tension Headache

Excedrin PM
Excedrin Tension Headache
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Excedrin PM vs Excedrin Tension Headache

Excedrin PM
Excedrin Tension Headache

Why is Excedrin PM better than Excedrin Tension Headache?

  • Not linked to shortness of breath
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  • Not linked to sudden weight loss
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  • 38mg more diphenhydramine content
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    38mgvs0mg
  • Not linked to blurred vision
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  • Not linked to dizziness
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  • Not linked to dependency
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Why is Excedrin Tension Headache better than Excedrin PM?

  • 6 higher daily limit
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    8vs2
  • Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
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  • 65mg more caffeine content
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    65mgvs0mg
  • Targets migraines
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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

2

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

24

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.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.
4.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

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

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

500mg

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.aspirin

0mg

0mg

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

0mg

65mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
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 PM
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 Reye’s syndrome
Excedrin PM
Excedrin Tension Headache
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.
3.Not linked to seizures in case of overdose
Excedrin PM
Excedrin Tension Headache
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.
4.Not linked to shortness of breath
Excedrin PM
Excedrin Tension Headache
Shortness of breath is a tense tightening in the chest and feeling of suffocation that can cause a lot of discomfort.
5.Not linked to tinnitus
Excedrin PM
Excedrin Tension Headache
Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the ear, quite often the sound of ringing.
6.Not linked to sudden weight loss
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Excedrin Tension Headache
The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of weight.

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