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Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

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  • Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

    I get alot of headaches, and I usually take Excedrin Migraine for them. Recently I noticed that both Excedrin Migraine, and "regular" Excedrin list 250mg asprin, 250mg acetaminophen, and 65mg caffeine as their active ingredients.The difference is, the Migraine medicine says on the bottle "Do not take more than 2 geltabs in 24 hours", while the regular kind says "take 2 geltabs every 6 hours as neccessary".The pills also look exactly the same. Does anybody know what the difference is? If I get more than one headache in 24 hours I usually just tough it out because of that warning...but if I can take them every 6 hours, that would be much better.


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    Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

    Don't know, but have a friend that is a pharmacist. Not your regular Kmart or Walgreens scrip filler (no offense intended), but an expert. Will try to get in touch with him and run it past him. May take a week or more, he just left on vacation.



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    • #3
      Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

      english: pla-ce-bojust messing with ya, I don't know ?

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      • #4
        Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

        Don't know, and I don't get too many headaches, but when I get them they are pretty bad news. Usually the only thing that cuts them is Panadol or Midol! Yea, that's what my wife says too, "Must be YOUR time of the month!"
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        • #5
          Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

          ZmOz I think roscoe so far seems to be your best bet. We had a discussion here about a year ago on Migraines. This doesnt tie in diredtly to your question about Excedrin but as a Migrain junky I always read anything I can on the subject http://www.iboats.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ul...=006507#000015 CheersLink

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          • #6
            Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

            That would be great, roscoe.

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            • #7
              Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

              Have you tried to take the regular Excedrin?If the ingrediants are the same, take the regular strength instead and see if they will work. This way you can take them every six hours.It may be the inactive ingrediants that are different. This may be why you cant take the Excedrin Migrain except every twelve hours.
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              • #8
                Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

                Originally posted by Reel Poor: Have you tried to take the regular Excedrin?
                Yep...seems to work just the same.
                Originally posted by Reel Poor:It may be the inactive ingrediants that are different. This may be why you cant take the Excedrin Migrain except every twelve hours.
                They don't seem very inactive if they're so strong you can only take them every 24 hours!

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                • #9
                  Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

                  I dont know the difference, but I will tell you with all the cronic(sp?) back pains I have had...I started taking excedrin tension pills. and those little things actually worked better for the pain, then some of my prescriptions(sp?)Those work good.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

                    Dude, if you always get headaches, you might have that checked out by a doctor. It is not normal for a healthy adult to have chronic headaches. I used to get headaches all the time, went to my doctor and he told me that my blood pressure was dangerously high. My father on the other hand, had chronic headaches, and would not go to the doctor, and died from a hemmorage. Get yourself checked out. Take care.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

                      It's good to get high, and never come down...
                      This could be the source of your migrains. That green Sh!+ will do it every time.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

                        Also, just think of all that damage you are doing to your liver taking all that acetomenaphine.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

                          LOL @ Aspeck. Dont feel like the only one who does that. Those work great on headaches.I personally cant tell a difference between the two excedrins, with the exception of price.

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                            Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

                            Originally posted by Nate Not in Arkansas: Dude, if you always get headaches, you might have that checked out by a doctor.
                            Been checked. Had a couple cat scans, some blood tests, went to a few specialists...nobody knows why I get the headaches.
                            Originally posted by Nate Not in Arkansas: Also, just think of all that damage you are doing to your liver taking all that acetomenaphine.
                            I am a bit worried about that...that's why I'm asking this question. The doctor did tell me to take Excedrin though. I have a prescription that doesn't have any acetaminophen, but the side effect after it takes away the headache is a pain in the neck.
                            Originally posted by Reel Poor:This could be the source of your migrains. That green Sh!+ will do it every time.
                            No...that usually works better than the Excedrin. (did I say that outloud? )

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                              Re: Regular Excedrin vs Excedrin Migraine - what's the difference?

                              i bet it's structure problem in the neck .. an/or the atlas bone at the very base of skull..only a chiropractor can help..3 vists ,,you're fine..

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