Excedrin vs Robitussin

Excedrin
(OTC)
Robitussin
(OTC)
Excedrin is a pain relief medication.
Robitussin is a mucus relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Headaches
4.4
Concern level
1.3
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
27,005 Discussions
42,455 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 Cough
#2 for Flu
#3 for Fever
#4 for Congestion
#5 for Headaches
#6 for Bronchitis
Robitussin is approved for Cough 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
Blindness
1
Unconscious
1
Melancholy
1
Tinnitus
1
Rob
Vomiting
6
Nausea
4
Addiction
2
Gagging
2
Drowsiness
1
Hallucinations
1
Dizziness
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Euphoria
1
High Blood Pressure
1
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Excedrin
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Robitussin
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Addiction
Exc
Rob
8
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
Exc
Rob
8
1
Drowsiness
Exc
Rob
1
1
Palpitations
Exc
Rob
1
0
Liver Damage
Exc
Rob
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Exc
Rob
1
0
Blindness
Exc
Rob
1
0
Unconscious
Exc
Rob
1
0
Melancholy
Exc
Rob
1
0
Tinnitus
Exc
Rob
1
0
Vomiting
Rob
Exc
6
0
Nausea
Rob
Exc
4
0
Addiction
Rob
Exc
2
8
Gagging
Rob
Exc
2
0
Drowsiness
Rob
Exc
1
1
Hallucinations
Rob
Exc
1
0
Dizziness
Rob
Exc
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rob
Exc
1
8
Euphoria
Rob
Exc
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Rob
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
C Category C
Before taking Robitussin 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 Robitussin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Liquid: 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
Guaifenesin, Dextromethorphan, Dextromethorphan Hbr/Phenylephrine/Acetaminophen/Chlorphenir
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Excedrin and Robitussin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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