23points

Excedrin Tension Headache

16points

Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

Excedrin Tension Headache
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Excedrin Tension Headache vs Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

Excedrin Tension Headache
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder
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Excedrin Tension Headache
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Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

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

  • 4 higher daily limit
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    8vs4
  • 240mg more paracetamol content
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    500mgvs260mg
  • Not linked to tinnitus
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  • Not linked to anemia in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to heartburn
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  • 32.5mg more caffeine content
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    65mgvs32.5mg
  • Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
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  • Not linked to Reye’s syndrome
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Why is Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder better than Excedrin Tension Headache?

  • 26 more pills in the box
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    50vs24
  • Possible benefits in heart disease patients
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  • 520mg more aspirin content
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    520mgvs0mg
  • Is anti-inflammatory
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  • Is soluble in water
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  • Not linked to dependency
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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.
2.pills per box

24

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.
3.Is available over-the-counter
Excedrin Tension Headache
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
4.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
5.Is soluble in water
Excedrin Tension Headache
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder
The product is available in a soluble form, so you can dissolve it in water. This can result in quicker pain relief, and it is useful for people who find tablets difficult to swallow.
6.Not linked to dependency
Excedrin Tension Headache
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.

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

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.
3.caffeine

65mg

32.5mg

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

0mg

520mg

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 Tension Headache
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.Not linked to tinnitus
Excedrin Tension Headache
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder
Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the ear, quite often the sound of ringing.
3.Not linked to anemia in case of overdose
Excedrin Tension Headache
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder
Anemia refers to red blood cell deficiency. It is characterised by fatigue, dizziness and other signs such as pale skin or heart palpitations.
4.Not linked to heartburn
Excedrin Tension Headache
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest, usually caused by indigestion.
5.Targets muscular pain
Excedrin Tension Headache
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
6.Targets headaches
Excedrin Tension Headache
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder
The most common form of headache is a tension headache, and can be related to many triggers such as sleep deprivation, stress, eye-strain or hunger.

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