What is Excedrin Migraine?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Acetaminophen-aspirin-caffeine

Excedrin Migraine® is the brand name for the combination of acetaminophen (paracetomol), aspirin, and caffeine. It is an over-the-counter drug used in the treatment of migraine headaches.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 118 49
Headaches 56 38
Migraine 27 9
Neck pain 8 4
General body pain 5 6
Tension headaches 4 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 13
Mild 11
None 54

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Excedrin Migraine

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 5
Jittery feeling 3
Acid reflux 2
Nausea 2
Breathing difficulty 1
Bruising of arms 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Excedrin Migraine

Dosage Patients
250mg-250mg-65mg as needed 9
2 250mg-250mg-65mg as needed 7
2 x 250 mg-250 mg-65 mg daily 5
2 250-250-65mg as needed 5
250-250-65mg as needed 3
2 x 250-250-65 mg daily 2
250-250-65 mg weekly 1
2 x 250 mg-250 mg-65 mg weekly 1
3 x 250 mg-250 mg-65 mg daily 1
30 x 250 mg-250 mg-65 mg weekly 1

See all 13 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Excedrin Migraine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 10
Other 10
Did not seem to work 7
Side effects too severe 5
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 29 patients who've stopped taking Excedrin Migraine

Duration

Currently taking Excedrin Migraine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 15

Stopped taking Excedrin Migraine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 38
Usually 28
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 63
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 48
Not specified 29

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Excedrin Migraine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Butalbital-acetaminophen-caffeine (Fioricet) 1
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6 patient evaluations for Excedrin Migraine

Dec 12, 2015 (Started Sep 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 26, 2011 (Started Apr 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 23, 2010 (Started Feb 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was requested by my Doctor to stop using it because my migraines had turned into rebound migraines. I tend to use it more than I should but it keeps me from being in unbearable pain.

  • 0 helpful marks
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