Excedrin Extra Strength is used to help relieve minor aches and pains associated with a headache, cold, arthritis, muscle ache, toothache, or premenstrual/menstrual cramps. Adults and children over 12 years old are able to take 2 tablets every 6 hours, with a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours.16-Jul-2020
How often to take Excedrin?
- The recommended dosing for Excedrin Extra Strength is: “adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 caplets every 6 hours; not more than 8 caplets in 24 hours.”.
What happens if I take more than 2 Excedrin Migraine in 24 hours?
Acetaminophen, one of the drugs in Excedrin Migraine, can cause severe liver damage. You have a higher risk of liver damage if you take Excedrin Migraine and do any of the following: use more than the maximum daily amount (two caplets in 24 hours)
What will happen if I take 3 Excedrin?
Do not take more Excedrin than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death. Call your doctor at once if you have nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
What are the side effects of too much Excedrin?
COMMON side effects
- irritation of the stomach or intestines.
- difficulty sleeping.
- conditions of excess stomach acid secretion.
- stomach cramps.
Why is Excedrin being discontinued?
Both caplet and gel-tablets of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine will be temporarily unavailable as GlaxoSmithKline works to resolve an inconsistency in how the ingredients are weighed.
How many days in a row can you take Excedrin?
Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than directed. Do not use this product for pain lasting longer than 10 days or fever lasting more than 3 days. Use the smallest effective dose. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
What is the difference between Tylenol and Excedrin?
Both Excedrin® and TYLENOL® temporarily relieve minor aches and pains. TYLENOL®, which contains acetaminophen, can be a more appropriate option for those with stomach problems than Excedrin®, which contains a combination of the active ingredients, acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine.
What happens if you overdose on Excedrin Migraine?
An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death. Call your doctor at once if you have nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes). Aspirin may cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal.
How long does it take Excedrin to work?
Depending on the product, some people may see results within 30 minutes of taking the medication. Normal dosage for Excedrin for those 12+ is two caplets every six hours but not to exceed 8 caplets in one day.
Does Excedrin Extra Strength make you sleepy?
See also Warning section. Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, trouble falling asleep, or a shaky/nervous feeling may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
What are the side effects of Excedrin Tension Headache?
Excedrin Tension Headache side effects
- low fever with nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite;
- dark urine, clay-colored stools; or.
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Is it bad to drink after taking Excedrin?
What drugs and food should I avoid while taking Excedrin (Acetaminophen, Aspirin, And Caffeine)? Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage or stomach bleeding.
What is equivalent to Excedrin?
These non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are possible Excedrin Migraine alternatives that may help you cope with the pain of a migraine: Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) Aspirin.
Is Excedrin being taken off the market?
Has Excedrin extra strength been discontinued? We have not discontinued any Excedrin products, including Excedrin Extra Strength. While our large count bottles aren’t available right now, our 24 count bottles are available for sale and safe to use as directed. Please call us directly at 1-800-468-7746 for more info.
What is the generic for Excedrin?
The Equate is a generic for Excedrin which is a combination of generic Tylenol, aspirin, and caffeine.