Why is Excedrin not good for you?

Why is Excedrin not good for you?

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) take other products that contain acetaminophen.

Who should not take Excedrin?

Children and teenagers less than 18 years old should not use aspirin, aspirin-containing or aspirin-related medications such as this product for flu symptoms or chickenpox without first consulting a doctor. A rare but serious illness known as Reye’s syndrome may occur.

What does Excedrin do to your brain?

Aspirin Tames Pain-Causing Inflammation Prostaglandins are one of the inflammatory chemicals that cause the blood vessels to become inflamed and swell during a migraine attack. In general, aspirin helps to prevent the transmission of pain signals to the brain by stopping the production of prostaglandins.

What class of drug is Excedrin?

Excedrin Overview Aspirin belongs to a group of drugs called salicylates, which work by stopping the production of certain natural substances that cause fever and pain.

Is Excedrin OK for high blood pressure?

Experts believe that acetaminophen is safe for people with high blood pressure. Very high doses of acetaminophen can cause serious liver damage. Long-term use of acetaminophen in high doses — especially when combined with caffeine (Excedrin) or codeine (Tylenol with codeine) can cause kidney disease.

Does Excedrin affect blood pressure?

Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) However, NSAIDs can make your body retain fluid and decrease the function of your kidneys. This may cause your blood pressure to rise even higher, putting greater stress on your heart and kidneys.

Can someone with high blood pressure take Excedrin?

Is Excedrin OK to take with high blood pressure?

Does Excedrin lower blood pressure?

What is better Tylenol or Excedrin?

Clinical studies have demonstrated that Excedrin Extra Strength relieves headaches better than Tylenol® Extra Strength. Both Excedrin Extra Strength and Tylenol® Extra Strength include acetaminophen, an analgesic that relieves pain and reduces fever.

Can I take Excedrin every day?

A: Two Excedrin a day could be too much. In the long run, it can lead to more headaches from what we call “rebound headache.” This can happen with any pain-relieving medication, but happens to be particularly more common with compounds like Excedrin. We recommend limiting pain medications to three days a week or less.

Is Excedrin safe?

The acetaminophen in Excedrin Migraine is generally considered to be safe at recommended doses (2 capsules in 24 hours). Taking too much Excedrin Migraine or combining it with products that contain acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) can increase your risk for liver damage.

Can you take Excedrin while on high blood pressure medicine?

Your doctor may want to check your blood pressure while you are taking these medicines together. Your doctor may want to lower your dose of aspirin or change your blood pressure medicine. Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it.

What are side effects of Excedrin?

Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, trouble falling asleep, or a shaky/nervous feeling may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Is Excedrin harmful to kidneys?

When taken as directed, regular use of aspirin does not seem to increase the risk of kidney disease in people who have normal kidney function. However, taking doses that are too large (usually more than six or eight tablets a day) may temporarily- and possibly permanently- reduce kidney function.

Can you take Excedrin while on blood pressure medicine?

In general, people with high blood pressure should use acetaminophen or possibly aspirin for over-the-counter pain relief. Unless your health care provider has said it’s OK, you should not use ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen sodium. If aspirin or acetaminophen doesn’t help with your pain, call your doctor.