Excedrin contains Aspirin, Acetaminophen and caffeine acts as a pain reliever and fever reducer, the Excedrin overdose can cause a severe liver damage and death.
The Excedrin is also good to treat:
- Headache (including migraine)
- Menstrual cramps
- Muscle aches
- Colds and sinus infections.
The doctor may prescribe Excedrin to relieve aches and pains other than the above-mentioned problems.
Taking more than the dose recommended by physician can cause health problems that can get very serious, problems like liver damage.
In any case of seeing you or some you know has overdosed on Excedrin, seek medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.
Both for children as well as adults prompt medical attention is critical even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.
Just knowing that someone has taken more Excedrin than recommended by the doctor is enough reason to see and inform the doctor right away.
Taking Excedrin Daily Dosage
If you consume 3 or more alcohol-containing drinks per day on an average basis, you should consult your physician for advise on when and how you should take Excedrin or for that matter any other pain reliever.
Before you start taking Excedrin you should discuss your present medical status with your doctor and inform him/her if you have any of the following problems;
- Liver or kidney disease
- Breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
- Experiencing trouble urinating because of an enlarged prostate gland
- Also ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking Excedrin if you are taking tranquilizers or sedatives.
You should stop using Excedrin if new symptoms like sleeplessness or insomnia etc occur.
1- If sleeplessness lasts continuously for more than 2 weeks or Insomnia may be a symptom of serious underlying medical illness.
2- Pain gets worse or lasts for more than 10 days.
3- Painful area is red or swollen fever gets worse or lasts for more than 3 days.
4-Pregnant or breast-feeding mothers should ask and inform their condition and status to health professional before using Excedrin.
Symptoms of an Excedrin Overdose Are…
- Abdominal pain
- and irregular heartbeat
If you are suspecting Excedrin overdose contact your doctor immediately.
The Excedrin Overdose Recall
Like any other items there was a recall on Excedrin in January 2012, the company Novartis consumer health, inc.recalled for the select bottle sizes of Excedrin and NoDoze.
All the products products with the expiry dates of December 20,2014 or earlier.
Because the products may contain stray tablets or broken/chipped tablets.
For Excedrin Overdose Treatments
Doctor should start the overdose treatment process and at the same time should check for any organs such as liver and kidney’s damages.
Normally Excedrin overdose can damage up to 50 or 60 percent of the liver.
If the patient is using alcohol in regular basis the damage is much higher.
Furthermore, the liver is able to repair itself if the patient follows the doctor’s diets and treatment within 30 days if the liver damage is up to 60 percent.
In the case of serious liver or kidney damages the transplant is an alternative Excedrin overdose treatment.
However, it’s all depends on how much drugs the patient took and how long after the taking, the emergency immediate treatments started.
Never use your medication with alcohol or other similar medications without consulting with your doctor or pharmacist.
You might accidentally become a victim of Excedrin overdose and die if you don’t follow the label information on the drug’s boxes or buttes.
Always keep them away from the children by putting them in a safe place where the young children can’t reach.