Advil vs Excedrin

Advil
(OTC)
Excedrin
(OTC)
Advil is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Excedrin is a pain relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.1
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.8
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Pain
3.9
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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May 18, 1984
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
235,127 Discussions
26,996 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Cramping
#4 for Swelling
#5 for Fever
#6 for Migraines
#7 for Back Pain
#8 for Pain Relief
#9 for Flu
#10 for Teething
Advil is approved for Pain and Headaches and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Headaches
#2 for Migraines
#3 for Pain
#5 for Cramping
#6 for Back Pain
#7 for Pain Relief
Excedrin is approved for Headaches, Migraines and Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Adv
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Stomach Problems
2
Liver Damage
1
Hives
1
Aura
1
Ovarian Cysts
1
Gastritis
1
Brain Tumor
1
Kidney Failure
1
Blurred Vision
1
Exc
Addiction
8
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Drowsiness
1
Palpitations
1
Liver Damage
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Melancholy
1
Blindness
1
Unconscious
1
Tinnitus
1
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Adv
Excedrin
Exc
Withdrawal Symptoms
Adv
Exc
4
8
Stomach Problems
Adv
Exc
2
0
Liver Damage
Adv
Exc
1
1
Hives
Adv
Exc
1
0
Aura
Adv
Exc
1
0
Ovarian Cysts
Adv
Exc
1
0
Gastritis
Adv
Exc
1
0
Brain Tumor
Adv
Exc
1
0
Kidney Failure
Adv
Exc
1
0
Blurred Vision
Adv
Exc
1
0
Addiction
Exc
Adv
8
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Exc
Adv
8
4
Drowsiness
Exc
Adv
1
0
Palpitations
Exc
Adv
1
0
Liver Damage
Exc
Adv
1
1
Loss of Appetite
Exc
Adv
1
0
Melancholy
Exc
Adv
1
0
Blindness
Exc
Adv
1
0
Unconscious
Exc
Adv
1
0
Tinnitus
Exc
Adv
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Advil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Advil and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Excedrin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 100 mg, 200 mg
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Ibuprofen , Chlorpheniramine maleate/Pseudoephedrine hcl/Ibuprofen
Acetaminophen/Caffeine, Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan Hbr/P-Ephed Hcl/Acetaminophen/Chlorphenir
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Advil and Excedrin: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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