Children and teenagers should not use this medicine for chicken pox, or flu symptoms, before a doctor is consulted about Reye syndrome, a rare but serious illness reported to be associated with aspirin.
Allergy Alert: If after taking a pain reliever or fever reducer, you have ever had:
- facial swelling
Do not take Excedrin Migraine. You may have a serious reaction.
Alcohol Warning: If you drink 3 or more alcoholic beverages daily, ask your doctor whether you should take Excedrin Migraine or other pain relievers. Excedrin Migraine may increase your risk of liver damage and stomach bleeding.
Ask a Doctor Before Use if You Are:
- taking a prescription drug for anticoagulation (thinning of the blood), diabetes, gout or arthritis
The recommended dose of this product contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Limit the use of caffeine-containing medications, foods, or beverages while taking this product because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and, occasionally, rapid heart beat.
Ask a Doctor Before Use If You Have:
Stop Using This Product and See a Doctor If:
- the worst headache of your life
- fever and stiff neck
- bleeding problems
- liver disease
- renal disease
- stomach problems such as heartburn, upset stomach, or stomach pain that do not go away or recur
- daily headaches
- headaches beginning after or are caused by head injury, exertion, coughing or bending
- experienced your first headaches after the age of 50
- migraine headaches so severe as to require bed rest
- vomiting with your migraine headache
As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless specifically directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.
- migraine headache pain worsens or continues for more than 48 hours
- new or unexpected symptoms occur
- ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. Prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.
For the temporary relief of mild to moderate pain associated with migraine headache.