2 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen-aspirin-caffeine with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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Feb 4, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, upset stomach, jittery feeling, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: When I have a migraine, it takes a couple of doses for the Excedrin to really work. The bonus is that it takes away a lot of the tension in my neck and shoulders, if only for a few hours.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, upset stomach, jittery feeling, stomach pain

Oct 18, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, upset stomach, jittery feeling, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take Excedrin at the first sign of a headache, basically to take the edge off of any migraine that may be forming. It never takes the whole thing away, but it helps to reduce the pain enough that I don't tense up and make it worse. The only type of Excedrin that works for me is the regular (original) tablets, extra strength. All of the other varieties, such as the capsules, have much less of a positive impact on my headaches.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, upset stomach, jittery feeling, stomach pain

Nov 28, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, upset stomach, jittery feeling, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Make sure that you take with something else in your stomach, like food or orange juice; especially if you have stomach ulcers. Do not ever take more than three, and give yourself at least 8 hours before bed without Excedrin. If the headache worsens, don't take the next dose.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, upset stomach, jittery feeling, stomach pain

Apr 18, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach, jittery feeling, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Don't forget to eat, and limit the consumption of coffee and soda while taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, upset stomach, jittery feeling, stomach pain

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Sep 20, 2010 (Started Jun 26, 1979)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (bladder problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg-250 mg-65 mg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Lost 4-5 units of blood and spent 5 days in the hospital.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: bladder problems

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