Excedrin vs Ibuprofen for Swelling

Excedrin
(OTC)
Ibuprofen
(OTC)
Excedrin is a pain relief medication.
Ibuprofen is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Swelling
4.0
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
July 24, 1985
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
27,014 Discussions
486,650 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Swelling
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Fever
#6 for Pain Relief
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Back Pain
#9 for Teething
#10 for Flu
Ibuprofen is approved for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Exc
Addiction
8
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Drowsiness
1
Palpitations
1
Liver Damage
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Melancholy
1
Unconscious
1
Blindness
1
Tinnitus
1
Ibu
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Stomach Problems
2
Liver Damage
1
Hives
1
Gastritis
1
Tinnitus
1
Liver Disease
1
Stomach Issues
1
Kidney Failure
1
GI Bleeding
1
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Excedrin
Exc
Ibuprofen
Ibu
Addiction
Exc
Ibu
8
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Exc
Ibu
8
3
Drowsiness
Exc
Ibu
1
0
Palpitations
Exc
Ibu
1
0
Liver Damage
Exc
Ibu
1
1
Loss of Appetite
Exc
Ibu
1
0
Melancholy
Exc
Ibu
1
0
Unconscious
Exc
Ibu
1
0
Blindness
Exc
Ibu
1
0
Tinnitus
Exc
Ibu
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ibu
Exc
3
8
Stomach Problems
Ibu
Exc
2
0
Liver Damage
Ibu
Exc
1
1
Hives
Ibu
Exc
1
0
Gastritis
Ibu
Exc
1
0
Tinnitus
Ibu
Exc
1
1
Liver Disease
Ibu
Exc
1
0
Stomach Issues
Ibu
Exc
1
0
Kidney Failure
Ibu
Exc
1
0
GI Bleeding
Ibu
Exc
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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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Ibuprofen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Excedrin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Ibuprofen and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Oral Gel, Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 400 mg/4 mL (100 mg/mL), 800 mg/8 mL (100 mg/mL)
Capsule: 200 mg
Drops: 50 mg/1.25 mL
Gel: 100 mg/5 mL
Suspension: 100 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Acetaminophen/Caffeine , Acetaminophen , Dextromethorphan Hbr/P-Ephed Hcl/Acetaminophen/Chlorphenir
Ibuprofen
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Excedrin and Ibuprofen: 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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