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 have never had migranes diagnosed by a health professional
- You have a headache that is different from your usual migraines
- You have the worst headache of your life
- You have fever and stiff neck
- You have headaches beginning after or caused by head injury, exertion, coughing or bending
- You experienced your first headache after the age of 50
- You have daily headaches
- You have a migraine so severe as to require bed rest
- You have liver disease
- Stomach bleeding warning applies to you
- You have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
- You have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease
- You are taking a diuretic
- You have asthma
- You have problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
- You have vomitting with your migraine headache
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:
- Takins a prescription drug for: Diabetes, Gout, Arthritis
- Under a doctor's care for any serious condition
- Taking any other drug
- Taking any other product that contains aspirin, acetaminophen, or any other pain reliever/fever reducer
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
- An allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
- You experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding: Feel faint, Vomit blood, Have bloody or black stools, Have stomach pain that does not get better
- Your migraine is not relieved or worsens after first dose
- New or unexpected symptoms occur
- Ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.