have been taking it for many many years for migraine
8 Dec 2010
Excedrin is a common over-the-counter analgesic/anti-inflammatory used for relief of pain associated with mild to migraine headaches, menstrual cramps, toothaches etc.
If can be safely taken as long as it is used appropriately. However taking Excedrin every day or in higher doses than recommended may have some risks, particularly to your liver.
Excedrin contains acetaminophen and severe liver damage may occur if you take more than the recommended dosage, or take it along with other drugs containing acetaminophen, or drink 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product.
If you are concerned about your long term use of Excedrin and its effects on your body you should talk with your doctor. There maybe something safer you can take for your migraines.
8 Dec 2010
Yes if your taking it every day or on a regular basis.In that case i would see your doctor,there's Topamax that prevents them if your having them alot.Then there's some that med.s that help when you feel them coming on that work really great.Go to your doctor & figure it out with him.
4 Mar 2011
Ski and Suzanne are correct, but this a most valid argument I could have with any professional for a whole day... It has always made more sense to me to take one pill/prescriptn that will or can last anywhere from12-16 hours opposed to their 2 every 4 and the scare of liver damage, high blood pressure... kidney failure and so on... As for the addiction argument, it is how you really look and see that word for what it is... of course people are going to want to stick with something that works and not have so many of those other issues going on as long as they are taking it as prescribed, so the american people are stuck with the otc crap... Im sorry but so much of it, is just worthless... It really is all a pyramid like racket supporting the doctor's, pharmacist, pharmaceutical companies, psychiatrist, counselors and so on...
I mean don't get me wrong I have high respect for really good doctor's it is the ones that are barely making it by on their awesome salaries because mal practice is putting them in sore debt..in turn they tighten the belt on prescription medications... but anywhoo, yes, and always remember that with anything like tylelnol, especially ibuprofen, aleve, excedrin it almost always says drink a full glass of water after taking med, this reduces the chance of liver failure by cleansing the liver, flushing the system, and the more water you drink afterwords the better off you are... blaze22
4 Mar 2011
There are many more things you can take for Migraine. I know it's cheaper than a prescription, but it can over time erode your tummy, damage the liver etc..I used Immetrex shots for Migrains I had for 30 years. I no longer have the migraines, but unfortunatley they don't make it in shots anymore,just pills. Someone told me they have Axert in self administered shots that work really well. Talk with your doctor about this problem. I think he or she cound help you with the Migraines.
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